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Slavery

Five Children in Ghana Will Spend Christmas in Freedom
In late November, IJM and partners rescued four boys and one girl between the ages of 8 and 15 who had been trafficked into the dangerous fishing...
Eight Families in Bondage for 6 Years Now Free
Earlier this month, IJM supported local authorities near Bangalore on an urgent rescue operation to free 29 people who were forced to chop wood for...
Lost in slavery on Lake Volta
On the day Esther left home with this woman, nobody gave the situation a second thought. When she arrived on the shores of Lake Volta, nobody called...
First Trafficking Convictions for IJM Ghana
Three boys enslaved on Ghana’s Lake Volta are free thanks to the efforts of IJM and Ghanaian partners. These children, ages 8, 13 and 15 had been...
Enslaved to Harvest Silk Thread - Now Free
Last week, IJM assisted local authorities in rescuing six adult laborers and a 4-year-old boy from years of bonded labor slavery, where they faced...
4 Questions with Superbowl and IJM Champion, Trey Burton
Trey Burton is a man known for his incredible football career with the Florida Gators, then Superbowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, and currently the...
44 Children and 32 Adults Freed from Jewelry Factory Slavery
This month, local officials freed 76 victims of human trafficking—including boys as young as 10—from a group of jewelry factories profiting off...
Children Rescued from Slavery in Ghana Graduate from Therapy
GHANA - Eight children rescued out of slavery in Ghana recently graduated from a course of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy sessions. The...
New “One Stop Crisis Team” Rescues 18 from a Life of Slavery
Eighteen people—including 6 children—are now free from a life of modern slavery thanks to a brand-new One Stop Crisis Team recently launched in their...

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