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MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES,
20
July
2016
Three traffickers who ran a large bar that was once viewed as untouchable were convicted yesterday in the Philippines. Stardust Showbar is at the heart of one of Metro Manila’s busiest districts, f... Read more from this release
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June
28,
2016
Nearly eight years after sisters Helen* and Emilia* were sexually abused by a neighbor, their cause was looking hopeless. The perpetrator had fled, and their court case was languishing so badly it risked being dismissed by the judge. But this week ...
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June
23,
2016
After a harrowing four months spent on Thai boats, 54 men who were trafficked to fish on these boats are finally home. This is the first case of labor trafficking that IJM has supported in Cambodia, and it highlights the complex coordination ...
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June
23,
2016
Today is International Widow's Day. We highlight one of our clients, T. Claire, a widow who was restored to her land, below: Two years ago, a man began harassing and threatening Tumushabe Claire, a pregnant widow with five children living near ...
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June
06,
2016
Late last month, IJM and authorities near Chennai rescued more than 300 people—including 88 children—from bonded labor slavery in a vast and abusive brick kiln. Together we had rescued another 333 people from this same kiln in 2015. The kiln ...
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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 justice.   ...
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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 Purdy, ...
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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 development since ...
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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 “useless” #BringBackOurGirls tweets, the ...
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