Sex Trafficking

IJM Renews Historic Agreement with Cambodian Law Enforcement

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA – IJM has been working with Cambodian law enforcement to combat sex trafficking of children since 2003. After years of successfully working together on anti-trafficking operations, IJM became the first NGO to ever sign onto a formal memorandum of understanding with Cambodia's Ministry of Interior in 2010—the government agency that oversees all Cambodian National Police units.

IJM Manila Helps Rescue Girls from Four Bars in One Night

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. When IJM discovered that these bars were selling minors for sex, they passed along the information to the National Bureau of Investigation's Anti-Human Trafficking Division (NBI).

Historic Interfaith Movement Against Human Trafficking Launched in the Philippines

MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – For the first time in the Philippines' history, the three largest church councils have crossed denominational boundaries to unite around a single issue: combating human trafficking. On September 5, 2013, IJM helped co-host the "Freedom Forum," a kick-off event to commemorate the historic, ecumenical partnership and launch the working group of these Christian leaders dedicated to ending human trafficking in their country.

The Freedom Forum