MUMBAI, INDIA – Every twenty-something woman has ideas on what it means to be beautiful. A small group of young women gathered in India’s largest city take turns musing, each one wearing a different palate of bright colors.
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA – In one of our biggest cases of the year, a retired colonel from Cambodia’s army was convicted for raping three girls between 9 and 14 years old.
St. Michael’s church visits IJM to learn about the stories of Evan and Kimathi, two men that will now receive consistent support from the church.
NAIROBI, KENYA – Less than ten miles from Nairobi’s main city square, Kariobangi is one of its most densely-populated slums. More than 150,000 people live in a hodge-podge of high rise apartments and shanties built from corrugated metal and other scrap supplies.
Derek* says he was brutally beaten by a powerful police officer near his modest Nairobi home. The officer hid for 2 years until being arrested in August 2014.
NAIROBI, KENYA – More than two years after Derek* felt the pain of a police officer’s metal rod across his body, the high-ranking officer who allegedly beat him was finally arrested for his crimes and will stand trial later this year.
IJM lawyer Vanessa returns to the Bolivia office to tell the rest of the team that the perpetrator was convicted.
LA PAZ, BOLIVIA – A three-and-a-half- year trial ended this month in Bolivia with justice for a little girl named Mona.* The trial lasted more than half the length of Mona’s lifetime, and the verdict closes a very painful chapter for her family.
Rowena (left) told the crowd: “I became a strong woman to face my problems in life and achieve my dreams and have a direction and plan for my future.”
MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – College students around the world are serious about ending modern-day slavery in their lifetime.
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – For a young teen named Clarisa* and her family, the fact that two men are in prison facing sex trafficking charges brings a sense of safety that seemed unimaginable just a few weeks ago.
GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA – IJM has been working alongside local authorities in Guatemala since 2005. We have helped rescue more than 250 children from sexual violence, and we've secured convictions against more than 200 rapists and violent criminals.
IJM helped authorities rescue 16 people from a life of slavery in India.
DELHI, INDIA – The smell of burnt charcoal clings to Kalappa’s* skin as he speaks. He raises his eyes and looks at the government official standing in front of him. “If you hadn’t rescued me, I would have died,” Kalappa says.
The first two attempts to rescue young women from this brothel were tipped off and failed.
KOLKATA, INDIA – After more than 40 hours of waiting and two failed attempts, IJM helped police rescue 14 young women from sex trafficking in a roadside brothel, where they had been trapped in squalor and violence.