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Far from Slavery, Gowri Is Now a Joyful Grandmother and Bold Survivor Leader
Gowri endured nearly a decade of enslavement, but since her rescue in 2010 we've been walking with her and are now working together to end forced...
6 Years After Rescue, Survivors of IJM’s Largest Rescue Are Thriving
Six years after IJM's largest operation that resulted in the rescue of 564 people, we followed up with a few of the survivors. Their inspiring...
Once a Child Laborer, Kumar Is Now Building Protection in His Country
Twenty years ago, you would’ve found Kumar, then just a little boy, with raw hands and a body racked with pain as he was forced to work seven days a...
Rescue of Four Young Brothers Kicks Off Child Labor Crackdown
Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has ordered a detailed study and crackdown on child labor across the state after a remarkable rescue...
IJM Casework Partner Helped Authorities Rescue 19 People from an Abusive Brick Kiln
On November 24, 2021, IJM’s casework partner Jai Bhim Vikas Shikshan Sansthan (JBVSS) helped authorities rescue 19 people from bonded labor at an...
A Wife’s Desperate Call Frees Her Husband from Bonded Labor
IJM’s partner READ assisted authorities on an urgent rescue operation, freeing one man from violence and abuse at a rural farm after he shared, “I am...
A Restored Survivor Opens a Jewelry Shop to Support Her Family's Income
Soniya’s story reminds us of the deep devastation bonded labor can bring—but also of the resilience of the human spirit that slavery can never take...
Family Freed from Five Years of Bondage at a Poultry & Goat Farm
On June 18, IJM’s casework partner SHED India helped local officials rescue four people from a farm where they had been enslaved for the last five...
Boy and His Family Find Freedom Amid Pandemic’s Child Labor Spike
Today, a small family in southern India is free from bonded labor thanks to the diligent work of local law enforcement and an IJM goodwill partner in...