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Indian States Mark ‘Bonded Labor Abolition Day’ on Law’s Anniversary
On February 9, several Indian states took remarkable steps to combat modern slavery, as they commemorated the anniversary of the country’s original...
Appeals Court Increases Sentence in Trafficking Case
On February 9, the Criminal Court of Appeals in the Dominican Republic more than doubled a sentence, going from six years to 15, against the leader...
Call for Help From Workers at a Sweets Factory Brings Rescue
Bangkok, Thailand - IJM Thailand assisted Thai authorities this week in a rescue operation of 18 Myanmar migrant workers who were reportedly held...
Trafficker Caught on Camera Selling Families into Bondage
A stunning case of labor trafficking in Odisha has revealed the greed of middlemen who exploit the poor and traffic them into forced labor. Millions...
Six Children Rescued. Three Suspects Arrested.
On December 13 and 19, Dominican police spearheaded two rescue operations with IJM’s support. Public justice officials proactively and successfully...
Twelve Children Rescued from Roadside Restaurants
A 7-year-old boy was among 12 children rescued by local authorities and NGO staff over the weekend, after spending months in bonded labor at a...
First Operation of 2021 Frees 41, Including 13 Children
In IJM’s first global rescue operation of the year, our team in India supported local authorities to free 41 people from bondage at a railway...
Dominican Republic President Approves Bill to End Child Marriage
January 6, 2021 was a historic day in the Dominican Republic’s fight to protect children from violence. President Luis Abinader approved a bill that...
Dominican Republic: Congress Modifies Law to End Child Marriage
On December 30, 2020, the Dominican Republic Senate approved changes proposed by the House of Representatives to modify the Civil Code and eliminate...

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