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Sixty-Four Children Among Hundreds Rescued at Brick Kiln During Lockdown
Earlier this week, IJM assisted local authorities in rescuing 281 people from bonded labour at a massive brick kiln. This included 64 children of all ages who were forced to mold heavy bricks alongside their parents.
IJM’s May COVID-19 Update
COVID-19 has undeniably shaken our entire global community. Despite the complications caused by restrictions on content and movement, our committed teams all around the world continue to fight for justice and provide support for those who need it most. We’d love to share their work with you, so here’s some highlights!
Urgent Rescue of 360 People Sparks Mass Exodus from Brick Kilns
This week, IJM helped Indian law enforcement rescue 360 people from bonded labour at a notoriously brutal brick kiln—which then led to the release of nearly 7,000 other migrant workers who had been trapped during the COVID-19 lockdown.
“I was very strong and courageous... because I was speaking the truth.”
Sarah’s parents had always taught her to live peacefully with others. So when her partner became violent towards her, she didn’t know where to turn. Thanks to IJM's legal support, Sarah bravely testified in court against her abuser, and he was sentenced. We need your urgent help to protect women #UnsafeinLockdown during the Covid-19 crisis.
Suganya's Journey from Brick Kiln to Nursing Scholarship
Suganya was just a young girl when her parents became trapped in bonded labour at a brick kiln, and she spent years missing them desperately and worrying about their safety. Today, her family is free and thriving—and Suganya is realising her dream of caring for others in her community.
7 Ways Covid-19 Has Affected IJM's Work
The world is changing, but the work of justice is just as important as ever! In the midst of all the changes, we know this for certain: there is still reason to hope and still reason to keep fighting for justice.
Survivors Powerfully Respond to Covid-19 Needs In Local Communities
IJM teams across India have responded to the world's largest nationwide lockdown with compassion and rapid action, with released bonded labourers leading the response efforts.
Bablu's Story
Enjoy this brief glimpse into a life changed: a sweet little clip of baby Bablu figuring out if he likes cake, his adorable sister singing “Happy Birthday " to him, and an entire family celebrating love, freedom and joy.
Your Ethical Fashion Questions for Safia Minney
During SlaveFreeLent, we asked Safia Minney, CEO and founder of People Tree and leading ethical and sustainable fashion advocate, her top tips for moving towards a Slave-Free* lifestyle. Thank you to every one of you who sent your questions over Whatsapp in March 2020 to Safia to answer.
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