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15 Sep 2014

In recent years, IJM has helped to rescue thousands of people from slavery. But through IJM's growing expertise, we are now addressing slavery in other, new industries. This year, IJM is continuing to draw on its experience and expand this work by opening a new office in Ghana.

20 Aug 2014

MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – This month, three young women in the Philippines were honored through a local court’s ruling: The man and woman who had trafficked them were convicted for exploiting the girls in a bar that operated as a brothel.

 

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13 Aug 2014

Gary Haugen visits GuatemalaGUATEMALA CITY - The Vice President of Guatemala, IJM President Gary Haugen, and other top Guatemalan officials signed an historic agreement on 12th August, which will allow IJM to train Guatemalan national police on protecting children from sexual assault.

04 Aug 2014

Lana*LA PAZ, BOLIVIA - Earlier this year, 7-year-old Lana* and her brother went with their mother to have lunch at a friend's house. While the mothers took a walk around the neighbourhood, the friend's uncle agreed to watch the children. 

04 Aug 2014

Kolkata, IndiaKOLKATA, INDIA - Five years after they were rescued from a brothel outside Kolkata, five young women travelled from Nepal back to India to tell their story. Their brave decision to participate in the trial against their trafficker and make the cross-border journey underscores their courage and commitment to seeking justice.

19 Jul 2014

Official speaking with the boysBANGALORE, INDIA - Four boys were rescued from slavery on a rose farm located just a few hours from the highly industrialised city of Bangalore. Two of the boys are brothers, and they had been trapped for five years. The youngest was only 9 years old.

Child Slaves, Beaten for Making Mistakes

17 Jul 2014

Iron gate to brothelMUMBAI, 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

14 Jul 2014

NAIROBI, KENYA - IJM Kenya helped one local family find peace last month, with justice secured for their daughter Milly* in court. Her parents now know that the neighbor who raped Milly can't hurt other children again.

After a two-year trial, a judge found this man guilty for raping Milly in their crowded Nairobi neighborhood when she was 11. On July 16, the man was sentenced to life in prison.

03 Jul 2014

Church, gym restaurantMANILA, 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.

30 Jun 2014

Wanda*LA PAZ, BOLIVIA - The Bolivian courts just began a 21-day recess, pausing all hearings and regular court proceedings.  For families waiting for justice, these three weeks can feel like an eternity.

But two days before the break began, IJM celebrated justice for one little girl named Wanda.*

Facing a Formidable Battle Alone

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