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Labor Trafficking

Rock Quarry Owner Guilty After Exploiting 29 People in Bondage
On May 31, a specialized court in southern India sentenced a powerful rock quarry owner to seven years in prison for exploiting disadvantaged...
Roopa and Banaiah Raising Their Family in Freedom
Roopa and Banaiah had endured more than a decade of hard labour and heartbreak at a brick kiln in southern India, but today they are building a much...
Groundbreaking Planned Community Gives Survivors Security, Stability and Hope
Meesanallur began in 2015 as a dream to help families of the Irula tribal community break cycles of poverty and trafficking for good. Over one...
UPDATE: Ghana Police Service and Department of Social Welfare Partner with IJM to Rescue a 10-Year-Old Boy
Earlier this month, IJM worked with the Ghana Police Service and Department of Social Welfare to rescue a 10-year-old boy who had been trafficked to...
Three Families Freed from Abusive Brick Kiln by Proactive Officials
Authorities in South Asia freed 11 people—including four children—from bonded labor at a brick kiln, where they had been forced to work for two years...
A Restored Survivor Opens a Jewelry Shop to Support Her Family's Income
Soniya’s story reminds us of the deep devastation bonded labor can bring—but also of the resilience of the human spirit that slavery can never take...
Revisiting Worksites Shows Criminal Deterrence in Action
Revisiting the shuttered gates at the lumber yard was part of a recent exercise by IJM to gauge how criminals have been deterred by government law...
Fourteen Children and Teens Freed from Abusive Plastics Factory
An IJM partner helped authorities free 14 trafficking survivors from a plastics factory where they had been forced to work for the last eight months.
IJM Partner Helps Rescue 40 People from Bondage at a Road Construction Site
IJM’s casework partner Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) supported the local government in rescuing 40 people—including 11 children—who...

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