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Sexual Violence

IJM Bolivia Secures its 150th Conviction
On June 17, a Bolivian court sentenced a sexual aggressor to 25 years in prison after declaring him guilty for raping two young girls, who were just...
Jenette Helps Survivors Make Sense of their World
When a child experiences horrific forms of violence and abuse—whether enslaved in a fishing industry or forced to sell her body to men three to four...
Military Mechanic Gets 25 Years for Rape of Minor in Bolivia
On March 29, a former military sergeant who used his position of influence and economic power to sexually abuse and rape his stepdaughter for years...
Guatemalan Courts Take Strong Stand against Sexual Violence
In the last two months, IJM Guatemala has seen Guatemalan courts bring an end to two cases of sexual violence against children with outstanding...
12 Convictions for Sexual Violence Against Children in Uganda
Last week, IJM Uganda achieved a conviction in a case of sexual violence against a child that they had been told would be "hopeless" to win.
IJM Lawyers Secure a 70-year Sentence for a Serial Rapist in Guatemala
On August 30th, a Guatemalan judge declared a 23-year-old serial rapist guilty and gave him a sentence of 70 years in prison for raping a minor and...
7 sex traffickers convicted for exploiting 13 minors in the Dominican Republic
On January 22, a Dominican court held trial until 10:30 at night, deliberated for an hour, and then found seven sex traffickers guilty of selling...
Kim thought nothing was wrong. But that was about to change.
This is the story of a brave girl named Kim* who grew up in the Philippines. Much of her childhood was spent in poverty, and when she thinks of her...
Children Exploited On-Screen by American Man Finally Found in the Philippines
After a 14-month investigation, eight children are finally free from cybersex trafficking. In a joint operation involving Philippine authorities,...

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