shield arrow-simple-alt-top arrow-simple-alt-left arrow-simple-alt-right arrow-simple-alt-bottom facebook instagram linkedin medium pinterest rss search-alt shaper twitter video-play arrow-long-right arrow-long-left arrow-long-top arrow-long-bottom arrow-simple-right arrow-simple-left arrow-simple-bottom readio arrow-simple-top speaker-down plus minus cloud hb pin camera globe cart rotate Group-35 star edit arrow-top arrow-right arrow-left arrow-bottom check search close square speaker-up speaker-mute return play pause love

IJM Helps Rescue Nine Slaves Trapped in Brick Kiln for 12 Years

CHENNAI, INDIA-- Twelve years. That’s how long nine people, including three children, were held in bondage as they labored 13-14 hours a day in a brick kiln. Until yesterday. IJM and local authorities rescued the forced labor slaves after 12 years of terrible treatment.

The slaves had been here since 2003. If they felt sick and did not go to work, they were physically and verbally abused. Despite putting in hours of hard labor, they were paid a pittance.

After the rescue, local authorities gave the survivors a government fund. They also promised to allot land to a family that did not have a home. One of the officials in charge even said he would personally send school uniforms to make sure the children could start school right away.

Disturbed by the situation, the local authorities pledged to visit all 100 brick kilns in the district to monitor the labor situations.

Support IJM's work combatting slavery, trafficking and other forms of violence against the poor by becoming a Freedom Partner today!

You might also be interested in…

see more
$
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Billing Information

Your donation:

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Card Information

Your donation:

You are giving a one-time gift.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Thank You!

Your receipt has been sent to your email.

How was the experience for you? Tell us here.
Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or at 703-465-5495

Donors in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, or the United Kingdom: by making a donation you agree that we may transfer your personal information to our IJM advancement offices in your country. That advancement office may contact you about future donations or for other fundraising purposes.

Login

Donor Portal

Review your giving, tax statements and contact info via the IJM Donor Portal.

please sign in
IJM Community

Your digital hub for the movement to end modern slavery. Get exclusive updates, connect with others, and find ways to go deeper with IJM.

Please Sign In