NAIROBI, KENYA – On the evening of June 23, 2006 Patrick* – then 15 years old – was on his way home when commotion broke out in the street ahead.
CHENNAI, INDIA - Shankar’s day began in the dark hours before dawn, around two or three o’clock in the morning. Every day, he carried raw, unbaked bricks on his head to the kiln where they would be baked.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands – International Justice Mission formally established its third affiliate office, located in The Hague, the Netherlands, this spring.
LA PAZ, BOLIVIA - IJM Bolivia fights sexual violence by tenaciously representing victims in court - but the team also seeks to transform the landscape entirely by building a movement that will bring new allies to the fight on behalf of vulnerable children.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES— On June 10, in two separate operations conducted simultaneously, the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) partnered with International Justice Mission to safely remove 13 girls and women from the custody of traffickers accused of sexually exploiting them.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, June 16, the U.S. State Department released its ninth annual Trafficking in Persons Report – which stands as the U.S. government’s official yardstick to measure the efforts of governments around the world in the fight against human trafficking.
On Friday, June 5, Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced new legislation designed to increase U.S. support to eradicate child trafficking in countries that have the will to end the crime but lack resources.
Members of one of northern Thailand’s nine hill tribes, Buter and her husband Ahsuer spent years scavenging for food just to have enough to eat to survive.
LA PAZ, BOLIVIA - On April 20, IJM Bolivia Field Office Director Jaime Farrant was honored with the “Gold Emblem” award by the Fuerza Especial de Lucha Contra el Crimen (FELCC), Bolivia's special anti-crime police force.
SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA – This spring, IJM continued to host trainings for Cambodian police, equipping officers to respond to the needs of trafficking victims in accordance with international best practice standards.