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March
2017
Karla* celebrated her 13th birthday on March 10 with a cake and candles, beginning her teenage years in freedom. Read more from this release
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February
14,
2017
On January 24, the IJM Ghana team and local authorities rescued 24 boys who had been forced to work in the fishing industry on Lake Volta. This rescue was the culmination of months of work between the IJM team and Ghanaian police to identify ...
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January
25,
2017
In just the first few weeks of the new year, local authorities and IJM’s team in Bangalore dealt several swift blows to the system of bonded labor slavery in the region. On January 9, the IJM team celebrated the conviction of a powerful ...
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January
04,
2017
On Christmas Eve, eight Indian traffickers were convicted for torturing and chopping off the right hands of two innocent men they had tried to enslave. All eight were sentenced to life imprisonment—the longest sentences ever in an Indian ...
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October
27,
2016
On Wednesday, IJM celebrated justice served for three young survivors of trafficking, as the women who sold them into the sex trade were at last found guilty after a complex seven-year legal trial. This judgment was hindered again and again over ...
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January
10,
2016
Today, as the Washington Redskins take on the Green Bay Packers in the wild-card playoff game, IJM is grateful for Redskins QB Kirk Cousins who, ever since hearing Gary Haugen speak at his father's church, has been all-in in the fight for ...
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August
01,
2015
This week, a group of strangers donned helmets and hopped on their bikes, setting off on a six-day journey from Seattle to Portland. The cyclists are participating in the IJM Freedom Tour through Venture Expeditions, and they are seeking to raise ...
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July
25,
2015
  A current campaign in Canada aims to raise $1 million in pennies—creatively using change to bring change in the movement against modern-day slavery. Nathan Purdy, a 23-year-old native of Brantford, Ontario, and his mother, Barbara ...
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January
23,
2015
*This post originally appeared on the 2015 World Economic Forum blog
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January
02,
2015
On December 4, the Secretary-General released a report called “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet,” in which he states that 2015 will be “the most important year of ...
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November
18,
2014
By Holly Burkhalter, IJM VP Government Relations & AdvocacyFashionable cynics love to deride “hashtag activism”: those thousands of "wasted" gallons of water dumped for ALS, the “pathetic” and ...
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