CEBU, THE PHILIPPINES – In a covert sting operation on Friday night, IJM helped anti-trafficking police rescue a boy and several young women, including three 16-year-old girls. The pimp who had arranged the sale was arrested and is now facing sex trafficking charges.
NAIROBI, KENYA – One little girl's brave decision to speak up about her abuse has helped a Kenyan court put a rapist in jail for life. Safe from the neighbor who attacked her, Muthoni* is now healing and becoming herself once again. Terrifying Abuse from a Neighbor
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND – On Christmas Eve, IJM staff traveled into the mountains of Northern Thailand. Their first stop: a tiny village where they gathered with more than 350 people. Their next stop: A courthouse.
MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – IJM helped rescue young women who were being sold for sex and exploited at a rooftop bar in Manila. Four of the survivors—including a 15-year-old girl—are from Samar, a very impoverished province.
MUMBAI, INDIA – Two brothel keepers were convicted this week in a special court set up for human trafficking cases in Mumbai. The judge sentenced each trafficker to three years in prison and ordered the brothel permanently closed.
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Rhona was devastated when a powerful relative stole everything her ex-husband had left to support their two daughters. The theft left her impoverished family struggling for more than a decade on their own—unaided by local authorities—until a team from IJM Zambia came to help.
LA PAZ, BOLIVIA – Central Plaza is always a hub of activity. Food vendors and street performers vie for the attention of Bolivian families and tourists alike.
MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – Two men were convicted this week in Manila and sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for raping a young girl named Gwen.* The assaults started when Gwen was 9 years old and lasted a few years.
With less than a week before the 2014 Super Bowl, IJM is applauding efforts by local authorities to combat sex trafficking before the game.
MUMBAI, INDIA – In their first anti-trafficking operation of the year, IJM Mumbai helped police rescue two young women from one of the oldest and most notorious red-light districts in India.