MUMBAI, INDIA – This week, a brothel owner and manager were convicted and sentenced to prison for sex trafficking crimes. The conviction means the traffickers cannot exploit any more young women for sex, and it means justice for one of the survivors from their brothel.
PAMPANGA, THE PHILIPPINES – Last week, IJM Pampanga helped the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) rescue young women from a bar where minors were being sold for sex. It was the first operation initiated by IJM Pampanga, which opened earlier this year as IJM’s third office in the Philippines.
IJM gathered evidence of sex trafficking and then worked closely with the NBI law enforcement officers to develop a rescue plan. The collaborative team entered the mid-sized disco bar at 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2012.
MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – After a six-year trial heard by four different judges, one sex trafficking case finally came to a close late last month. A trafficker was convicted, bringing justice to six girls who were rescued in an IJM-assisted operation. It was a hard-won victory for the entire team of IJM staff, government social workers and the public prosecutor who persevered throughout the case. And it was the 100th conviction ever under the Philippines’ anti-trafficking law.
MUMBAI, INDIA – After a tough legal battle, an Indian court has declared three traffickers guilty of sex trafficking crimes and evicted them from the building they had been using as brothel. The just verdict means each of the traffickers will serve a prison sentence, and it means justice for the four girls who were rescued from the brothel in February 2010.