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IJM partners provide financial support for 166 OSEC Survivor Families
Hope is paramount to a survivor's journey to restoration. And, the Consuelo Foundation (CZAF), in collaboration with IJM, has been able to bring that hope to 166 families of OSEC survivors (online sexual exploitation of children) during the global pandemic.
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."
The Business of Trafficking Falls Apart When You Stay in the Fight
After almost 15 years with IJM, Philip Langford shares why "It turns out that traffickers aren't brave." Persistence wins the fight for freedom, and in hotspot after hotspot, IJM's proven theory of change has seen slavery and trafficking rates fall by 70-80% or more.
COVID Crisis Drives Up Child Labour and Forced Labour in Textiles Industry
The COVID-19 pandemic has put vulnerable workers and families at risk of forced and child labour in the textile industry. IJM and partners have run multiple successful rescue operations in India's Tamil Nadu state, seeing 62 people rescued within the past month.
Ten-Year-Old Boy Freed from Goat Grazing
An expansive search has led to the safe rescue of Vignesh,* a 10-year-old boy who has spent the last two years enslaved at a goat farm.
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.
Father Sacrifices All for Daughters to become Family Firsts in Higher Education
Once struggling to make ends meet, survivor Sanjeevi now beams with pride. 10 years ago, he was rescued with his wife and children from a life of bonded labour in a brutal rice mill. Today, he stands tall: knowing his two daughters will be the first in the family to pursue higher education.
Online Sexual Exploitation of Children: Hidden in Plain Sight
A groundbreaking IJM Study reveals significant findings and recommends holistic solutions to curb this growing global crime.By John Tanagho, Director of IJM END OSEC Center
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