Year End 2
We have seen miracles happen this year at IJM. Because of our generous friends, we’ve made freedom possible for people around the world and helped transform entire families.
Will you give a final gift by December 31, so IJM can bring rescue and restoration to those waiting even now? Together, we can continue to bring light into places of darkness.
Celebrate highlights from 2012 – and see the kind of impact your gift could make in the new year!
This year in India, IJM has helped rescue more than 300 people trapped in forced labor slavery.
In back-to-back rescue operations on the same day, IJM Chennai rescued families forced to work as slaves in a rice mill and neighboring rock quarry – including two 7-year-old girls.
This year in Africa, IJM has restored more than 335 widows and children to homes that were stolen from them.
Grace was left destitute when her husband passed away and another family member kicked her and her five children off their land. IJM Uganda defended Grace’s rights to her land, and this year her family finally moved home.
In 2012, IJM expanded our work defending widows and orphans by opening an office in Northern Uganda. IJM Gulu will fight for the rights of women and children returning home after years in temporary camps, displaced by war.
This year in South and Southeast Asia, IJM has rescued more than 225 girls and women trafficked for sex.
Nonita* meets regularly with other trafficking survivors in Cebu, thanks to an innovative partnership between IJM and a local government partner. The survivors receive counsel and care from social workers, and they encourage one another; one girl recently stood before her peers and said: "Now we can help other girls."
In 2012, IJM opened a third office in the Philippines, so we can bring freedom to more places. IJM Pampanga will rescue sex trafficking victims and help transform the community so it can become a place where traffickers are held accountable and girls are not trafficked in the first place.
This year in Latin America, IJM has secured convictions against more than 36 rapists and perpetrators of sexual violence.
In Guatemala, IJM fought for justice for 3-year-old Norma,* one of our youngest clients ever. Earlier this year, the man who assaulted this small girl was convicted and sentenced to prison. IJM will continue to walk the road of restoration with Norma and her family.
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