IJM Stories

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April
02,
2018
A painful chapter was finally closed today for two survivors of sex trafficking. The brothel keeper who exploited them for sex in a Kolkata red-light district was finally brought to justice and given 10 years in prison—the maximum sentence for
March
29,
2018
Nearly 11 years after they were rescued from slavery at a large rice mill, 24 children, women and men have now secured justice. The mill owner who abused and enslaved them was finally convicted under India’s Bonded Labour System (Abolition)
March
23,
2018
Last week, nearly 150 children, women and men were rescued from bonded labor slavery in a single Indian brick kiln, thanks to the diligent work of local government officials, police and IJM staff. Three suspects accused of enslaving these
February
28,
2018
Passersby might never have suspected what was happening within the walls of an everyday Kolkata hotel until anti-trafficking police arrived on February 21 with a shocking revelation: Girls and young women were being sold for sex to private

Opinion Editorials

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January
23,
2015
*This post originally appeared on the 2015 World Economic Forum blog
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
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&rdqu