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First “Panchayat Against Human Trafficking” Launched in Uttar Pradesh
Baglai’s village council—called a gram panchayat—has been working closely with IJM’s partner Akhil Bharatiya Samaj Sewa Sansthan (ABSSS) on an...
Roopa and Banaiah Raising Their Family in Freedom
Roopa and Banaiah had endured more than a decade of hard labour and heartbreak at a brick kiln in southern India, but today they are building a much...
Mumbai Woman Guilty of Running a Brothel, Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison
On April 22, 2022, a Mumbai woman was convicted after a 6-year trial and sentenced to 7 years in prison for running a brothel and exploiting...
Survivors Safe & Thriving 16 Years after a Violent Rescue Set Them Free
CHENNAI, INDIA – Members of the IJM Chennai team met with survivors who were rescued from bonded labor 16 years ago. It was a joy and inspiration to...
Regional Police Honor IJM for Combating Bonded Labor and Human Trafficking
On March 7, 2022, the Vellore Range police department presented IJM with an award to “recognize the diligent efforts taken to eradicate the bonded...
Survivor Leaders Help Free Eleven People From Abusive Business Owner
A group of survivor leaders in the Released Bonded Laborers’ Association (RBLA) helped authorities free 11 people from an abusive wood-cutting...
Groundbreaking Planned Community Gives Survivors Security, Stability and Hope
Meesanallur began in 2015 as a dream to help families of the Irula tribal community break cycles of poverty and trafficking for good. Over one...
Odisha bike rally raises awareness of trafficking and reaches over 5,000
Late last year, IJM Odisha partnered with local organizations across the Indian state to support a 10-day bicycle rally that travelled over 1,500 km...
Looking Back: Two Years Since 76 People Were Rescued From Chennai Jewelry Factories
IJM staff reflects on a rescue where 76 people were rescued from forced labor in jewelry factories.

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