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Bonded Labour

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Fourteen Children and Teens Brought to Safety from Bonded Labour at an Abusive Plastics Factory
40 People Freed from Bonded Labour at a Road Construction Site
Eighteen Freed from Bonded Labour at a Rajasthan Brick Kiln, Including 10 Children
Business-Owner Guilty for Holding Nine in Bonded Labour
41 Freed from Bonded Labour in IJM's First Rescue Operation of 2021
Five families freed from bonded labour at a wood-cutting site
Mallesh: Story Update
Mallesh was 8 years old when he was brutally enslaved on a rose farm. Today, he’s choosing to use his freedom to free others. He said: “I want to have the power to help others. Imagine putting a full stop to child labour."
Twenty Years Enslaved at a Mango Farm – Now Free
Survivor Leaders in the Released Bonded Labourers Association (RBLA) rallied authorities to rescue a couple who had been enslaved at a mango farm for about 20 years. IJM had known about this couple since 2016, but they were always too scared to ever share the truth about their experience, due to the power of the owner.
Young Couple Rescued from Bondage & Death Threats at a Brick Kiln
Finally freed: the young couple who had been enslaved at a brick kiln for three years were rescued thanks to IJM's partnership with Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) and local authorities. The young woman was 3 months pregnant. The owner had refused to let them leave and demanded they pay him $1,333 or he'd kill them with a motorbike. Terrified, the couple managed to contact relatives, who passed the case to FSD.
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