MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – A trial that has been mired in a broken justice system for nearly seven years finally ended last month: A man was convicted for sexually assaulting his niece, Verla.*
CEBU, THE PHILIPPINES – As the world watches and mobilizes support, the reports and photos that pour out of the Philippines tell a story of devastation and desperation.
KAMPALA, UGANDA – “My in-laws stole ten acres of land from my husband while he was sick with AIDS,” Constance* remembers. “If he had been healthy, that would never have happened.”
KIGALI, RWANDA – Last week, a Rwandan girl named Paulette* found justice after a “very emotional” two years in court. She had been sexually assaulted at age 14 by a friend’s brother—a young man she trusted—but bravely reported the abuse and got immediate medical care.
NAIROBI, KENYA – IJM and police worked together on Friday to successfully arrest a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl on her walk home from school this September.
CHENNAI, INDIA – More than thirty people were set free last week from a life of slavery—for some it was the only life they had ever known.
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – After years of theft and threats from her own stepchildren, a Zambian widow named Grace finally has the rights to her home restored.
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA – IJM has been working with Cambodian law enforcement to combat sex trafficking of children since 2003.
PHONM PENH, CAMBODIA – Last night, IJM helped police rescue girls from two brothels in the heart of Cambodia's capital city. Both brothels fronted as massage parlors and are apparently part of the same criminal network that traffics and sells Vietnamese girls for sex.
MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – In a complex operation that required precise planning and careful coordination, IJM helped rescue several girls who had been trafficked to four different bars on the same street.