GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA – Earlier this week, on an otherwise quiet, rainy street, a man was arrested for allegedly repeatedly sexually abusing a 12-year-old Guatemalan girl. IJM received the case earlier this summer and has have been supporting Graciela* since, who gave birth to a little girl as a result of the abuse.
NAIROBI, KENYA – Yesterday, justice was delivered in a crowded court in Nairobi. A man who betrayed a position of trust to sexually abuse a 14-year-old girl was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison – a strong message that sexual violence against children will not be tolerated and little girls like Magdalena* should not have to live in fear.
GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA – A man who abused a position of trust and authority in a local church has been convicted and sentenced to nearly twenty years in jail for sexually abusing and violently threatening a young Guatemalan boy.
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Late last week, IJM secured justice for Brian in a courtroom in Zambia: The man who had stolen Brian's inheritance – and his means of survival – was convicted and now awaits sentencing.
Mere days after Brian's father passed away, a distant relative seized the estate and claimed the benefits that Brian and his two siblings should have inherited. Suddenly Brian had nothing, and he was forced to drop out of school because he could no longer afford the monthly fees.