Rescuing Thousands from Slavery

Earlier this year, IJM staff and police together rescued 564 children, women and men from slavery to a brick kiln in India. But more people are still waiting to be rescued. It is only by continuing in this fight together that we can see an end to slavery -  for good.

IJM is determined to see every child and family in slavery today, both free and safe. By partnering with local police, IJM works to find and identify individuals trapped in places such as brick kilns, rose farms and on fishing boats, and conducts rescue operations to bring them to safety.

Each rescue operation needs to be carefully planned and investigated, with critical evidence gathered, not only to ensure the rescues are successful, but to build strong legal cases against the slave owners.

This work isn’t cheap - one rescue operation costs over £4,000 - but each one can free dozens or hundreds of slaves. 


Father, you know every life trapped in slavery; would they know your comfort and your love. We pray for IJM’s investigators and the rescue teams and ask that you protect and guide them as they step into some of the world’s darkest places. We pray that they will find those in need of rescue today and thousands more will be set free.
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International Justice Mission is a global organisation that protects the poor from violence such as slavery, throughout the developing world.  IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems. 

Inspired by God’s call to love all people and to seek justice, IJM’s team of Christian lawyers, social workers, investigators and other professionals protect the poor from violence without regard to race, religion or any other factor. For more information go to


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