Sex Trafficking

IJM Mumbai Helps Rescue Girls from One Notorious Brothel after 7 Years of Attempts

MUMBAI, INDIA – For the past seven years, IJM and other anti-trafficking organizations have been trying to rescue girls from one notorious brothel in a massive red-light district in Mumbai. Due to high levels of sophisticated crime in the area, these attempts have failed time and time again.

On September 5, 2013, IJM and local police went back to the brothel again, and this time, they were able to rescue six young women and arrest two suspected traffickers.

Bringing Light into Darkness

Partnership in Pampanga Means Better Care for Sex Trafficking Survivors

PAMPANGA, THE PHILIPPINES – In the Philippines, IJM works closely with the government's Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to ensure sex trafficking survivors get the post-traumatic care and long-term support they need to be restored. On August 1, 2013, IJM Pampanga—IJM's newest office in the Philippines, established just last year—signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the regional branch of the DSWD.

Five Sex Trafficking Survivors Rescued in IJM Manila’s Third Attempt

MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – After two failed attempts earlier this year to rescue teens being trafficked and sold for sex, IJM Manila helped police rescue them and arrest two suspects.

The suspected traffickers did not operate out of a brothel or bar; instead, they would arrange meetings with customers on the street. The suspects are well-connected in Manila, and planning an operation was a challenge. Even though they were selling girls and boys out in the open, the meeting places changed constantly and tracing them was difficult.

IJM Chennai: Eight-Year Trial Ends with Justice, Sex Trafficking Survivors Moving Forward

CHENNAI, INDIA – Eight years after IJM helped rescue two teenage sisters who were being sold for sex, an Indian court found three traffickers guilty on multiple charges. The traffickers face ten years in prison, and the young women are moving forward to a bright future.

Betrayed by Their Own Mother