Sex Trafficking

IJM Pampanga: Woman Identified as Pimp on ABC News Arrested After a Year of Searching, Girls as Young as 11 Set Free

PAMPANGA, THE PHILIPPINES – After more than a year of searching, IJM helped police locate and arrest a woman who had tried to sell young teens to an American man, without realizing she was talking to a news reporter and cameras were rolling. In last week’s operation, eight girls and teens, ranging from 11 to 19 years old, were rescued.

Tracking a Pimp Uncovered in ABC News Report

In early 2013, a woman approached an undercover reporter from ABC’s Nightline, telling him she had young teenagers who are virgins to offer for sale.

In Cambodia, IJM Brings Police and Pastors Together to Fight Sex Trafficking

SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA – For the first time, pastors and police joined together in one of Cambodia’s Northern provinces to discuss human trafficking. During the April training, IJM staff led nearly fifty church leaders through a study on the Bible’s call to seek justice for the oppressed, and then the chief officer from the Siem Reap Anti Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection police unit shared about human trafficking and how church leaders can help their communities report the crime.

IJM Cebu: Trafficking Survivor Returns to her Hometown to Help Rebuild After Typhoon

Two years ago, Angelita* was rescued from a karaoke bar where she had been trafficked and sold for sex at just 14 years old.

Angelita has experienced more suffering and hardship than most will see in a lifetime, and yet her story is marked by resilience. Since IJM helped rescue her, she has begun to process the violence she suffered at the bar, as well as many painful experiences from her childhood.