Sex Trafficking

IJM Kolkata: Sex Trafficking Survivors Leads Team to Rescue More Girls

KOLKATA, INDIA – Earlier this month, IJM and police worked together on a complex operation to rescue three girls who were being sold for sex. The rescue team went to four different locations to find three different suspects—a remarkable demonstration of close coordination and effective collaboration.

But even more amazing was the courageous young woman named Sarika* who made the operation possible in the first place—just a few weeks earlier, Sarika was being sold for sex in a Kolkata brothel. After she was rescued, she told IJM she wanted to help rescue others.

IJM Cebu Helps Rescue Sisters Being Sexually Abused in Videos Broadcasted Online

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

IJM Cebu: 13 Children Rescued in Complex Operation

CEBU, THE PHILIPPINES – Just as the sun was rising, a caravan of police cars and vans crossed one of the thousands of bridges connecting tiny islands throughout the Philippines. In the quiet hours of the early morning, the convoy of police and social workers would rescue 13 children—from 8 to 17 years old—who they believe were being regularly sexually abused in live videos broadcasted online, recorded in their rural neighborhood just outside Cebu City.