I’m sitting here at my desk with a 650-page, 15-pound letter to President Obama on my lap. It wasn’t that I had a lot to say – the text is only one page long. No, the reason this letter is so huge is because it is signed by 20,300 friends of IJM in 50 states.
Ten-year sentences handed down for trafficking and sexual exploitation of minors in IJM-assisted case
GUATEMALA CITY – Before heading to court this March, the odds seemed to be stacked against 11-year-old Cassandra*: Two trials of the man accused of sexually abusing her had been postponed, key witnesses had failed to comply, and five years had passed since the abuse took place.
WASHINGTON, DC – IJM President Gary Haugen has called on the nationwide radio listeners ofPrime Time America to join today’s abolition movement – a call that takes on particular significance on the March 25 International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatl
ABC World News Anchor Dan Harris traveled to Cambodia to uncover the devastating reality of child trafficking – and the hope inspired by men and women who have committed their lives to putting an end to this trade.
SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA – On February 4, 2010, IJM staff and leadership joined with members of the Cambodian government, Cambodian National Police, and representatives from The Asia Foundation (TAF) and USAID to celebrate the opening of IJM’s newest office in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Trafficking victim provides strong testimony against perpetrator in court MUMBAI — A Mumbai woman was dealt a substantial jail sentence by the Sessions Court today in a case filed on behalf of a minor victim of rape and forced prostitution.
GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA – This February, after a long day in court, IJM client David* wrapped up his testimony as by looking at the judge and stating clearly, “I would like for you to please give me justice.” David’s plea was answered resoundingly when the perpetrator of his abuse was sentenced
BELALAM, INDIA – IJM Bangalore is empowering former forced labor slaves in one community through innovative aftercare projects in partnership with Intel India and TREE, a local non-governmental organization.