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Dozens Rescued From Slavery on Worm-Harvesting Farm
By Sanjay Sojwal, IJM Director of Field Communications, who is in India on assignment.
Recent Convictions Indicate Crackdown on Impunity for Sex Traffickers
A life-changing moment took place in Kolkata just a few weeks ago: Four traffickers were convicted for crimes exactly four years after IJM helped...
Mumbai Priest Arrested in Occultist Ritual Admits to Exploiting Nearly Two Dozen Girls
He was a “baba,” a Hindu priest who had been sexually exploiting young girls. He claimed he had the ability to embody a djinn, “a spirit,” who would...
Slavery Rescue Reveals Stench in India’s Incense Industry
One-hundred-and-fifty-five people who were held as forced labor slaves in incense factories for up to three years are now free. Families were...
IJM's Largest Operation in Bangalore Frees 260 Slaves
In a single day, 260 people were rescued from forced labor slavery in brick factories just outside Bangalore. The remarkable operation was led by two...
Dozens of IJM Clients Safe in Nepal; Staff Warn of Increased Trafficking Risks Following Earthquake
After the catastrophic earthquake that has so far claimed thousands of lives struck Nepal on Saturday, April 25, IJM’s team in Kolkata started trying...
Trafficker Receives Maximum Punishment After Two Years in Hiding
Three years ago in a district courtroom outside Kolkata, Maya* stood on the wooden witness stand and boldly shared her story. She declared that the...
Bangalore Brick Kiln Owners are Beginning to Feel the Heat
It was a typical day’s work for Chandan as he drove customers around his village in the state of Odisha in his cycle rickshaw, dropping them at their...
Trafficking Survivor Reacts to Brothel Owner's Conviction
One of the most brutal brothel owners we have ever encountered in our work in India is facing ten years in prison for sex trafficking crimes in two...

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