Sex Trafficking

IJM Assists Mumbai Police with Anti-Trafficking Operation

MUMBAI, INDIA – Last week, in response to proof gathered by IJM, Mumbai police acted quickly to rescue several young women who were trapped in a brothel.

When IJM and police arrived on the night of the rescue, the women who had confided to IJM caseworkers about the abusive conditions inside the brothel were present. Another young woman, who had arrived the very night before and had not yet been sold by the owner, was among those rescued.

IJM Cebu and Regional Anti-Trafficking Police Unit Rescue Girls Trafficked to Karaoke Bar

CEBU, THE PHILIPPINES – IJM Cebu worked with a special anti-trafficking unit of the Philippine National Police to rescue women and girls who were sexually exploited in a brothel that fronted as a karaoke bar in Cebu.

The rescue team entered the establishment around midnight on October 8, making their way to the back bar where girls had been sexually exploited in the private rooms available for customers to rent.

IJM Manila: Traffickers Have No Business in Our Community

MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – Last week, a bar where minors had been trafficked and sold for sex was permanently closed – underscoring the Philippines’ commitment to fight sex trafficking. Officers from the Philippines National Bureau of Investigations (NBI), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), local police and IJM staff were present for the closing.

IJM Chennai Works with Government to Rescue Families from Slavery, Trapped for Over a Decade

CHENNAI, INDIA – Late last week, government officials rescued families from neighboring rice mills, where they had been forced to work as slaves – for over a decade.

IJM presented the evidence of forced labor slavery to the district government, assisting with the operation and providing immediate crisis care to the laborers. Three men and one young boy were taken to a hospital for necessary medical attention. The little boy had burned his hand at the rice mill – and the owner refused to provide treatment.