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Trafficked to Malaysia – Finally Home in India
Twenty-two-year-old Aadav* was elated as he deboarded a plane at Trichy International Airport on September 14. He was returning home from two years...
In a Major Judgment, 21 Customers are Convicted for Buying Minors for Sex
In a significant legal victory, a specialized child protection court in Kolkata convicted 21 men who paid for commercial sex from minors at a brothel...
Anti-Trafficking Coalition Frees Two Families from a Violent Brick Kiln
BANGALORE, INDIA – When members of an anti-trafficking coalition in Karnataka state heard about violent abuse at a local brick kiln, they quickly...
Kashi's Story
Kashi* was only 5 years old when she was taken from her family and sold into forced labor for a wealthy family in Kolkata, India. Confused and alone,...
New Child-Friendly Spaces to Serve Kids Trafficked on India’s Trains
It is estimated that a child arrives alone at a major railway station in India every five minutes. These children could be seeking work to help their...
State Agency Keeps Officials Accountable, Triggering Three Rescues in One Month
The fate of families in bonded labor used to rest solely with the decisions of their local government. But today, victims waiting for relief can also...
Rock Quarry Owner Guilty After Exploiting 29 People in Bondage
On May 31, a specialized court in southern India sentenced a powerful rock quarry owner to seven years in prison for exploiting disadvantaged...
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...

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