Stories

Each week, Recipe for Change will feature a tomato recipe from a leader in the movement to end slavery, both here in the United States and around the world.
IJM Chennai helped local government authorities to rescue men and women held as slaves, some for as many as 15 years.
CHENNAI, INDIA – This week, eight men and women were set free from forced labor slavery in India.
Last Tuesday, IJM Vice President of Government Relations Holly Burkhalter testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about effective tools and policy improvements that are needed to fight human trafficking in the next ten years. 
One way you can get involved is by writing a Letter to the Editor in your local paper. A thoughtful and pointed Letter to the Editor is one of the most potent communication tools for concerned citizens.
Each week, Recipe for Change will feature a tomato recipe from a leader in the movement to end slavery, both here in the United States and around the world.
Throughout our Recipe for Change campaign this summer, we’ll be sharing stories about slavery in Florida’s tomato fields. We are grateful to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers for providing this story. *** Mariano’s Story
The trafficking survivors prepare to leave the abusive bar where they had been trafficked for sexual exploitation.
MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – IJM Manila staff sat quietly with police officers from the National Bureau of Investigations and other members of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT). Minutes slowly ticked by, turning into hours.
IJM Kolkata mobilized within five minutes to respond to a call from the police, requesting assistance with an anti-trafficking operation at a small brothel.
KOLKATA, INDIA – Five minutes after they received a call from Kolkata police, IJM social workers and a lawyer were in a car and on their way to the brothel.
IJM Guatemala helped secure a 50-year sentence against the man who abused two brothers.
GUATEMALA CITY – IJM Guatemala's psychologist Miriam Cruz has helped many children prepare to share the truth in court. She remembers standing with brothers Marlon,* 16, and Adrian,* 13.
Look again at this photo. There’s something wrong. Tomato farms that join the Fair Food Program don’t have buckets that look like this one. But it’s not the bucket; it’s what inside!

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