Stories

MUMBAI, INDIA – For much of her life, Rati* has fought to fend for herself. Her mother died when she was four. Her father, a bangle seller, later married a woman who refused to allow Rati to attend school, forcing her to stay home and do housework.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hit band Green River Ordinance – whose hit singles “Come On” and “On Your Own” have peaked in the Top-40 charts – has selected International Justice Mission as one of five organizations it is supporting through its “TheHope GROs” initiative.
GUATEMALA CITY – One by one, they took the stand, speaking slowly but confidently, sometimes blinking back tears.
BANGALORE, INDIA – What does a bicycle mean? This symbol of sport and leisure for many signifies something quite different in IJM’s anti-slavery casework in India.
CEBU, THE PHILIPPINES – On Tuesday, August 10, IJM Cebu received its first anti-trafficking conviction – only the fourth such conviction ever to be handed down in the entire region.
GUATEMALA CITY - After three years, two trials, and a lengthy investigation, victory was secured as Luisa´s* perpetrator was convicted of rape and sentenced to eight years in prison this June.
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (also referred to as the G/TIP or TIP office), currently led by Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, was established in 2001 by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.
GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA – After moments of suspense, a breath of relief was exhaled as the judgment was read aloud sentencing Cristofer's* perpetrator to sixteen years in prison.
CHENNAI, INDIA – On May 18, 2010, repeat offender Kandasamy Mudalair received a sentence of five years imprisonment for holding several families in forced labor at his rice mill in rural India.
MUMBAI – Last month, Manali* was trafficked into forced prostitution in a well-known red light area of Mumbai.

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