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Slavery

Meet Godwin
Godwin was a bright young boy who loved to learn in school. When he was 16 years old, a woman claiming to be his relative offered to take him on a...
The Business of Trafficking Falls Apart When You Stay in the Fight
When I first started at International Justice Mission almost 15 years ago, there was very little consciousness or conversation that slavery still...
COVID Crisis Drives Up Child Labor and Forced Labor in Textiles Industry
Recent rescue operations in the booming textiles industry of Tamil Nadu state have brought to light the way business owners are taking advantage of...
Ten-Year-Old Boy Freed from Goat Grazing
An expansive search has led to the safe rescue of Vignesh,* a 10-year-old boy who has spent the last two years enslaved at a goat farm.
Three Boys Freed from Trafficking and Child Labor in a Fishing Business in Ghana
Three boys, estimated to be 9, 11 and 16 years old were rescued last month in a collaboration between police, the anti-trafficking unit and the...
A Swim-a-thon Without A Pool
Constituent Experience Representative Jared Umberger shines a spotlight on the stories of some of our extraordinary supporters. Every year, a...
Media Report Leads to Rescue of 150 from a Garment Factory
Ever since India’s COVID-19 lockdown began, the world has been rattled by the stories of millions of migrant laborers stranded far from their homes...
Double Operation Frees 526 from Two Brick Kilns
On Monday, IJM and our grassroots partners supported a critical rescue operation freeing 526 people who had been trapped at two abusive brick kilns...
Girl Pulled Out of School and Forced to Process Fish Rescued Along with Two Other Boys
ACCRA, GHANA – In May, Ghanaian police, the Department of Social Welfare and IJM conducted an operation to rescue three children, two boys and one...

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