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Violence Against Women & Children

Recent Handbook Catalogs Landmark Leap Towards Stronger Child Protection
International Justice Mission published the first definitive guide to conducting Videotaped In-Depth Disclosure Interviews (VIDI) – a landmark leap...
20-Year Jail Sentence for Sexual Violence Against a 16-Year-Old Girl
16-year-old Sonia* was alone at home when her grandfather, Allen*, walked into the living room, which was separated by a curtain from her bedroom. He...
Man sentenced to 50 years in prison for sexually abusing a 7-year old girl
On a July evening Vania*, then 7, was walking back home from school when she met a man her family knew. The man forcefully grabbed Vania and dragged...
Man found guilty in retrial after original conviction was overturned
The perpetrator appealed the court's decision and in 2014 a re-trial was ordered because of a technicality. That setback did not stop Anna, a victim...
100 Years in Prison for Notorious Sex Offender in Kenya
NAIROBI, KENYA ­­­- On Thursday, August 4, 2022, a Kenyan court sentenced a notorious sex offender to 100 years in prison for sexually abusing four...
IJM Celebrates 25 Years of Progress and the Heroes Who Make It Possible
As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, IJM gratefully rejoices over the 76,000+ people rescued from slavery and everyday violence, and the 7.3 million...
Headteacher sentenced to life in prison for sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl
Ten year old Rennie* bravely confided to her mother that her headteacher had sexually abused her in 2014. After eight years of seeking justice, the...
Child's brave testimony secures conviction and produces a strong warning
Little Vin* was only five when he was sexually assaulted by his neighbour. With the support of IJM Kenya, he and his family persevered despite...
One of IJM Kenya's longest-fought court battles ends in justice
Nearly eight years after little Jalia* was assaulted, the court found her perpetrator guilty and sentenced him to life in prison.

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