NAIROBI, KENYA – With a single gunshot, Zakayo’s life changed forever. Just minutes before, the young father had climbed into a crowded bus at the end of a long workday in Nairobi. His wife, Joyce, and four children were waiting at home.
MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – Last month, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) rescued young women from a three-story video-karaoke bar, including one 16-year-old girl.
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.
GUATEMALA CITY – Griselda* was walking home with her mother and brother from a Mother’s Day celebration at church. Suddenly, a blue car cut in front of the family. A man jumped out, grabbed 13-year-old Griselda, and sped away.
SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA – For the first time, pastors and police joined together in one of Cambodia’s Northern provinces to discuss human trafficking.
KIGALI, RWANDA – At 15 years old, Rochelle* had already experienced plenty of hardship in her young life: She was born without the ability to speak as well as a slight mental disability, and became an orphan at a young age.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - This week, IJM is celebrating the launch of the newest IJM Partner Office, IJM Australia—a major milestone in the global justice movement.
Impunity Ends in Bolivia: Teachers Convicted for Sexually Assaulting Students Avoided Prison for Years
LA PAZ, BOLIVIA – All around the world, school is a place of learning and dreaming. It’s a place where children can reach for opportunities that could alter a family’s future forever.
NAIROBI, KENYA – Verity’s* mother immediately sensed something was wrong. Just home from the market, she found her 7-year-old clutching a small coin, terrified.
PAMPANGA, PHILIPPINES – On Easter Sunday, girls who had been trafficked and routinely exploited woke up in freedom. Their rescue came about thanks to a committed police unit and a band of IJM staff members.