NAIROBI, KENYA – After languishing in prison for 18 months for a crime he hadn't committed, and enduring another 18 months of uncertainty after he was released on bail pending an appeal of the wrongful conviction, Michael's name was finally cleared today in Kenya.
KOLKATA, INDIA – When IJM first went with police into the heart of Kolkata's largest red-light district to rescue a young teen named Sashmeeta*, she was hidden away in a locked room.
KIGALI, RWANDA – Justice was secured for 16-year-old Angelique* on Friday, as a judge found the man who repeatedly sexually abused her guilty and sent him to prison. Now raising a baby born from the abuse, Angelique can look forward to a safer future.
GUATEMALA CITY – For nearly two years, IJM Guatemala has been advocating for six girls who were victims of brutal sexual violence—aged 6 to 15 years old.
MUMBAI, INDIA – Yesterday, IJM helped rescue two young women during a sting operation near a train station in the bustling city of Mumbai.
CHENNAI, INDIA – Last week, 59 girls were rescued from slavery in a factory that markets itself in the country as a conscientious food supplier of high-quality, organic pickles.
PAMPANGA, PHILIPPINES – Two traffickers arrested earlier this year have been convicted for selling girls on the streets of a city notorious for sex tourism. The trial lasted eight months—amazingly fast for a trial in the Philippines, and IJM's fastest case ever in the country.
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – After a ten-year legal battle, one Zambian widow can finally sleep in her home in peace. Just last week, IJM was with Selene* as a judge defended her rights to her home and finally stopped the abusive relatives who were trying to steal it from her.
KAMPALA, UGANDA – For more than 20 years, Sauda lived under constant fear that her home, land and business would be taken by her abusive stepson. But this week the widow finally has peace after a Ugandan judge ruled in her favor and protected her rights to her land.
MUMBAI, INDIA – After a last-minute delay threatened to throw off the entire operation, a small team of police and IJM Mumbai staff rescued girls from a rural inn where they were being sold for sex.