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Esther's Story Podcasts


Esther's Story Podcasts

Listen to Episode 1 Here

From IJM comes The New Activist. A podcast series focusing on Esther's story: a tale of a little girl's rescue from slavery in Ghana's illegal fishing industry. Episodes feature unique interviews with Esther, her caseworker, IJM investigators and the IJM team in Ghana, providing unprecedented access to Esther’s story.

Join us as we journey into the crushing reality of slavery and indomitable spirit of those who seek justice.

Esther was only a child when she was taken to the lake to work as a slave.

Day after day, for nearly a decade, Esther was abused and forced to do exceedingly dangerous work with no hope of returning to her family. Yet, in a story of true bravery, Esther is now free. This special five-week series is a unique chance to get to know Esther, a girl who was once trapped and now has hope for her future. Through these podcasts we delve deeper into the complex issue of slavery on Ghana's Lake Volta, seek to understand the mindset of Esther's captors and get inspired by the relentless compassion of children like Esther and Geoffrey.

Listen and download Episode 1-5 of Esther's story here:






To protect IJM survivors, we have obscured some images and included photos that do not depict actual victims where appropriate.

Consent gathered for all photos and videos.

Pseudonyms have been used for the protection of these IJM survivors.

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