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Fourteen Children and Teens Brought to Safety from Bonded Labour at an Abusive Plastics Factory
Sadhna woke up—disoriented, naked and afraid.
Read how your support changes lives. Your donations help IJM give child survivors of sex trafficking the chance to enjoy their childhood, and find their dreams and chase them.
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."
7 Myths about Human Trafficking – and why it’s vital that we stop believing them
Human trafficking today is a multibillion-dollar global criminal industry that’s bigger than ever. Here are some myth busters to make us all think twice.
IJM partner brings 111 people to safety in 10 days
Fourteen Rescued from Bonded Labour at Construction Site
"I am FREE today" one survivor cried. The taste of joy after 4 years of bonded labour is unimaginable. These ten adults and children have finally been granted official release statements, and will be supported through IJM and partners aftercare services, on their long journey to restoration.
Trapped Garment Workers Reach out to Newspaper and 150 are Finally Rescued
Ever since India’s COVID-19 lockdown began, the world has been shaken by the stories of millions of migrant labourers stranded far from their homes and growing desperate without money, food or shelter. In many cases, these workers have been trapped at factories and worksites—as brutal business owners take advantage of the pandemic to extract more and more forced labour.
Forced to make silk saris she could never afford
The work at the silkworm factory was familiar, Chandramma had been making silk saris since she was 8 years old. But this time was different. When IJM found Chandramma, she had been locked away in a tiny, dark cell of the silk factory - her son suffering beside her - for 6 months. "Things got so desperate that I even thought of ending my life."
Government Releases Nearly 1200 Garment Factory Workers Confined during COVID-19
IJM and partners worked with local authorities on a case that brought freedom to nearly 1,200 garment factory workers who were trapped in forced labour during the COVID-19 lockdown. Out of these 1,200 workers, about 700 were teens and young women who had migrated from northern Indian states.
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