MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – A cycle of violence was broken with a single text message last week in Manila: Rubilyn* got a text from her 16-year-old sister asking for help. She said their stepfather was abusing her—just like he had done to Rubilyn years before.
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."
MUMBAI, INDIA – Three young girls who were being repeatedly sexually assaulted have been rescued by local police and IJM. The girls are now safe, and their rescue demonstrates a strong partnership against sexual violence between police and NGOs in Mumbai.
CEBU, THE PHILIPPINES – IJM helped anti-trafficking police rescue three sisters—the youngest only 2 years old—from their home, where they were being sexually abused in videos broadcasted online. The police arrested and charged the mother and father under the Philippines' anti-trafficking law.
Investigation Reveals Siblings Being Exploited in Their Own Home