SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA – Rumors were flying in the small, rural village. Two girls were missing, and people were whispering that they had been taken to a nearby province and forced to work as prostitutes.
Mumbai, India – On Monday, November 22, 2011, the Sessions Court for Greater Mumbai issued three strong convictions in two separate cases of commercial sexual exploitation. These cases originated from two rescue operations conducted in the fall of 2010 by the police, with information provided by IJM. During these operations, law enforcement officials rescued five trafficked women from the two brothels.
Yesterday, IJM assisted police to find a young Nepali woman in a major red-light district. The team brought her out of the brothel where she had been exploited for sex.
"The Criminal Investigations Department and the local police worked quickly and efficiently to rescue this girl," said IJM Kolkata Field Office Director Biju Mathew. "We are all grateful that she does not have to be abused by brothel customers and instead can rest in a home and in a bed that is safe."
CEBU, THE PHILIPPINES – This weekend in Cebu, several underage girls who had been trafficked to a bar and sold for sex were rescued in an IJM-assisted operation.