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Rescue in Ghana: 100th Child Free Since Start of 2017
During the first week of September, IJM supported the Ghana Police Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) to rescue two boys who had been victims of...
31 Free After Largest IJM Ghana Rescue to Date
Anita Budu, Director of Aftercare for IJM Ghana, anxiously watched from the deck of a boat as the horizon began to pale with the light of sunrise....
24 Children Forced to Work on Lake Volta Are Now Free
On January 24, the IJM Ghana team and local authorities rescued 24 boys who had been forced to work in the fishing industry on Lake Volta.
IJM Kenya Marks First-Ever Conviction in Police Abuse of Power
On April 28, 2016, over six years after the initial crime, a police officer was found guilty of manslaughter for violently killing an innocent...
Senior Police Officer Charged with Murder in Kenya
NAIROBI, KENYA – Nearly two years ago a man named Samuel* was beaten to death inside a police station by the station commander.
Why Rwanda Commemorates July 4: Violence Will Not Have the Last Word
Arriving into Kigali under the cover of a star-filled sky, meant we had a night of sleep before our first glimpse of the land of a thousand hills. As...
Mukono Court Recognized as Model for Ugandan System
Close by the massive, three-story (and unfinished) structure of the Mukono District administrative centre stands the Mukono Magistrate’s Court. The...
10 Boys Rescued from Slavery on Ghana's Lake Volta
ACCRA, GHANA – Ten boys who grew up as slaves on Ghana’s Lake Volta are now free. On Friday, March 20, IJM embarked on our first-ever rescue...
Child Abuse Perpetrator Simon Harris Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison
Justice has been served in a child abuse case that affected a large number of Kenyan children. In December, we posted about the guilty verdict in the...

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