KAMPALA, UGANDA – “My in-laws stole ten acres of land from my husband while he was sick with AIDS,” Constance* remembers. “If he had been healthy, that would never have happened.”
KIGALI, RWANDA – Last week, a Rwandan girl named Paulette* found justice after a “very emotional” two years in court. She had been sexually assaulted at age 14 by a friend’s brother—a young man she trusted—but bravely reported the abuse and got immediate medical care.
NAIROBI, KENYA – IJM and police worked together on Friday to successfully arrest a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl on her walk home from school this September.
The young girl and her mother reported the attack to police, and a family friend referred them to IJM Kenya for the legal help they needed.
As the family sought help, the attacker fled—traveling nearly 250 miles away to western Kenya when he heard a police report had been made. He had powerful connections within his community, making him even more difficult to track.
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – After years of theft and threats from her own stepchildren, a Zambian widow named Grace finally has the rights to her home restored.
Overjoyed, Grace told her IJM social worker, "I am so glad there is an organization like IJM that cares for widows, because there is nowhere else that I could have turned to for help."
Abuse from Children She Raised