Forced Labor Slavery

IJM Commends Milestone Meeting in India’s Fight Against Slavery

NEW DELHI, INDIA – The call to end modern-day slavery grew louder this week in India when government and NGO leaders convened to discuss the reality of forced labor. It was the first time an official national consultation has been dedicated to the issue since IJM began working in India to combat modern-day slavery more than a decade ago—and perhaps the first time ever.

IJM Helps Rescue 40 From Slavery in Dangerous Indian Forest

CHENNAI, INDIA – Forty people were rescued from a life of slavery last week, thanks to a government official who responded to the evidence presented by IJM and its local partner, the Association for Rural Development (ARD).

IJM's Director of National Interventions, Anu George, said one woman came up to her and said through tears: "I thought I was going to die here, until you came and rescued us."

IJM Bangalore: More Than Two Dozen Rescued from Slavery on Massive Construction Site

BANGALORE, INDIA – For many in the U.S., Monday was the end of a three-day weekend commemorating Labor Day; for 28 people rescued from a massive construction site in Bangalore, it was the beginning of freedom.

IJM first heard about this case of forced labor slavery from a partner organization called Jan Jagriti Kendra (JJK). This organization had learned about a missing persons report: Seven women had mysteriously vanished from a small village in central India, and officials had traced them to a construction facility in Bangalore—more than 800 miles away.