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Walk Free – Over the next few hours and days we have a chance to lend our support to the toughest proposal put forward to tackle modern slavery… ever.

Over the next few hours and days we have a chance to lend our support to the toughest proposal put forward to tackle modern slavery... ever. As a member of the Walk Free Movement, you’re painfully aware that slavery still exists. From the people picking cotton for our clothes, to the domestic workers trapped by their employers, to the young children forced to get married, over 29 million people are living in conditions of modern slavery right now.1

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Operation Cross Country

Operation Cross Country—a three-day nationwide enforcement action focusing on underage victims of prostitution—has concluded with the recovery of 105 sexually exploited children and the arrests of 150 pimps and other individuals. The sweep took place in 76 cities and was carried out by the FBI in partnership with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) as part of the

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Can Child Marriages Be Stopped?

Can Child Marriages Be Stopped? by Jennifer Ludden NPR - November 25, 2013 Christina Asima seems tired for a 13-year-old. I meet the shy-mannered girl in the remote farming village of Chitera, in the southern African nation of Malawi. She wears a bright pink zip-up shirt and a blue print cloth wrapped up to her chest. Snuggled in that, hugging her side, is a chubby-cheeked baby boy.... http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/11/25/245973216/can-child-marriages-be-stopped?sc=17&f=1001

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IJM Kolkata: Sex Trafficking Survivors Leads Team to Rescue More Girls

KOLKATA, INDIA – Earlier this month, IJM and police worked together on a complex operation to rescue three girls who were being sold for sex. The rescue team went to four different locations to find three different suspects—a remarkable demonstration of close coordination and effective collaboration. But even more amazing was the courageous young woman named Sarika* who made the operation possible in the first place—just a few weeks earlier,

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Designed to do good – Prosperity Candles

THE HOLIDAYS ARE ON THEIR WAY-We'd like to share information about Prosperity Candle, www.prosperitycandle.com, a Massachusetts social enterprise dedicated to creating economic opportunities for women in and from regions of distress globally. By providing training in entrepreneurship and candle-making – a business that can grow quickly to earn well above a living wage – Prosperity Candle invests in women to break the cycle of poverty in places

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Broken Made Stronger

Brooke was asked to blog for Marilyn Gardner’s Communication Across Boundaries. It's a great post about her trip. Check it out at the link below. Communicating Across Boundaries Blog

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IJM Mumbai Helps Rescue Girls from One Notorious Brothel after 7 Years of Attempts

An amazing story of hope... May we hear that plea "Help me come out of this place." From the IJM website: MUMBAI, INDIA – For the past seven years, IJM and other anti-trafficking organizations have been trying to rescue girls from one notorious brothel in a massive red-light district in Mumbai. Due to high levels of sophisticated crime in the area, these attempts have failed time and time again. On September 5, 2013, IJM and local police went back

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Thanks to Sister Heema’s Training with IJM Mumbai, She Knew How to Help Two Girls in Trouble

From the IJM website: MUMBAI, INDIA – Gita* knew something was wrong when she found two girls huddled together, asleep in the stairwell of her apartment building. They seemed to be alone, and it was unclear how they had arrived in her building. Gita herself had come to Mumbai as a 12-year-old orphan, and she knew what kind of trouble could come their way. A Providential Call for Intervention Gita woke the girls and brought them into her apartment,

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Senate Passing of the TVPRA

From the IJM website: "The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA), S.1301, was introduced in the U.S. Senate in June of 2011. The TVPRA is the comprehensive legislation that enables us to fight human trafficking both at home and abroad. The reauthorization is necessary to keep the law current and make sure we keep pace with an ever evolving crime." Now that the Senate has passed the bill, IJM is asking us to reach out to our senators

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IJM Helps Rescue 36 Families From Slavery In India, Including 3-Year-Old Girl

Today, nearly 150 children, women and men are celebrating freedom, rescued from slavery this week outside Hyderabad, India. More than 100 women and men – plus seven children as young as 3 years old – received official release certificates emancipating them from slavery in a brick factory. Read more at http://www.ijm.org/news/ijm-helps-rescue-36-families-slavery-india-including-3-year-old-girl

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