Sex Trafficking

Sex Trafficking Survivors Set Free from Months in Darkness

MUMBAI, INDIA – IJM helped rescue half a dozen young women from an abusive brothel—including one young woman who said she hadn’t seen sunlight for three months.

Rescue Comes Swiftly

On July 3, IJM received a call for assistance from the city police. The social service branch–a unit of the city police that work on cases and crimes related to women—had received a tip that girls were being trafficked and exploited for sex in a brothel in one of Mumbai’s red-light districts.

IJM Manila: Five Traffickers Convicted, Building Now Houses a Church, Gym and Restaurant

MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – This week, five men and women were convicted for trafficking girls and selling them for sex out of a Manila bar.

It has been a multi-year battle for justice to bring the bar owner and his accomplices to justice.

Joint Operation Brings Rescue

In December 2010, IJM discovered that girls as young as 16 had been trafficked to the two-story bar and were being sold for sex.

IJM Helps Rescue Six Young Women Trafficked to an Upscale Bar

CEBU, THE PHILIPPINES – Earlier this month, Cebu’s regional anti-trafficking police unit called IJM for assistance with a rescue operation at an upscale bar in the city. IJM has trained and worked with this unit since they were formed in 2009.

When the unit discovered girls were being sold for sex, they arranged for a meeting at a high-end bar. On June 14, 2014, IJM helped police rescue half a dozen young women and arrest two suspects.