IJM Guatemala: 10-year-old Boy Bravely Gives Testimony, Perpetrator Convicted for Sexual Abuse

GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA – This week, a man was convicted in a Guatemalan courtroom for sexually abusing his 10-year-old nephew, Ricardo*.

Last year, Doctors Without Borders referred Ricardo’s case to IJM. The staff collaborated with local authorities to ensure the suspect was arrested, and the proper evidence was secured for the trial.

IJM Celebrates Two Precedent-Setting Convictions in Cebu

CEBU, THE PHILIPPINES – This week, two traffickers were convicted under the Philippines' strong anti-trafficking law. The convictions were a long-awaited victory for the girls and women rescued from these perpetrators three years ago. Thankfully, the girls and women were rescued before ever being abused: They were actually intercepted by police as the traffickers attempted to transport them, making the conviction all the more significant.