NAIROBI, KENYA – After languishing in prison for 18 months for a crime he hadn't committed, and enduring another 18 months of uncertainty after he was released on bail pending an appeal of the wrongful conviction, Michael's name was finally cleared today in Kenya.
KIGALI, RWANDA – Justice was secured for 16-year-old Angelique* on Friday, as a judge found the man who repeatedly sexually abused her guilty and sent him to prison. Now raising a baby born from the abuse, Angelique can look forward to a safer future.
Orphaned and On Her Own
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – After a ten-year legal battle, one Zambian widow can finally sleep in her home in peace. Just last week, IJM was with Selene* as a judge defended her rights to her home and finally stopped the abusive relatives who were trying to steal it from her.
Bold Theft and Cold Silence
KAMPALA, UGANDA – For more than 20 years, Sauda lived under constant fear that her home, land and business would be taken by her abusive stepson. But this week the widow finally has peace after a Ugandan judge ruled in her favor and protected her rights to her land.
"This was a long-awaited victory for Sauda," says IJM Kampala Deputy Field Office Director Kathryn Wilkes. "Today we rejoice that Sauda will finally be able to use the land to provide for herself and her family!"
Years of Violent Threats