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Woman’s Arrest Frees Her Sister & Cousin from Sex Trafficking
Local police and IJM staff conducted a successful rescue operation on April 11 to free two teen girls and apprehend one woman who was selling them...
Brothel Keeper Sentenced to 10 Years for Horrific Abuse of Two Girls
A painful chapter was finally closed today for two survivors of sex trafficking. The brothel keeper who exploited them for sex in a Kolkata red-light...
Police Bust Trafficking Network Operating in a North Kolkata Hotel
Passersby might never have suspected what was happening within the walls of an everyday Kolkata hotel until anti-trafficking police arrived on...
Children Aren't Tourist Attractions: Deisy's Story
For many months out of the year, tourists flock to her town to enjoy the warm weather, picturesque landscapes and pristine beaches. Growing up in a...
Seven Sex Traffickers Convicted for Exploiting 13 Minors in the Dominican Republic
On January 22, a Dominican court held trial until 10:30 at night, deliberated for an hour, and then found seven sex traffickers guilty of selling...
Justice in Slavery Case Honors Brave Testimonies of Survivors
IJM Manila secured the first conviction in a slavery case this year. On January 9, a court in the Philippines declared two traffickers guilty for...
Rescue Operation Frees 15-Year-Olds from Sex Trafficking
On Tuesday evening, November 7, IJM supported the Social Services branch of Mumbai’s police force on a rescue operation to free two teen girls from...
Sadhna woke up—disoriented, naked and afraid.
When Sadhna* describes her childhood, her face lights up. She remembers running through bright green rice paddies around her village in India,...
Relentless Police and IJM Staff Rescue 15-Year-Old Girl from a Brothel
After several attempts at rescue, a teenage girl has finally been freed from a dangerous red-light district in Kolkata, and she now has a chance at...