Retired Cambodian Colonel Found Guilty for Abusing Children Living in Poverty

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA – In one of our biggest cases of the year, a retired colonel from Cambodia’s army was convicted for raping three girls between 9 and 14 years old. The conviction brought closure to the children and their families more than four years after the horrific abuse, but it also reveals a brand new future for a community that once lived in utter terror of this powerful man.

A Retired Military Colonel Abuses His Power

In Bolivia, Justice for 3-Year-Old Mona Seemed Impossible...Until It Happened

LA PAZ, BOLIVIA – A three-and-a-half- year trial ended this month in Bolivia with justice for a little girl named Mona.* The trial lasted more than half the length of Mona’s lifetime, and the verdict closes a very painful chapter for her family.

When Mona was just 3 years old, she was raped by her older half-brother.

Seeking Justice Despite The Odds

Jolie’s Story Inspires Other Survivors of Sex Trafficking in Manila

MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – After four years in trial, two traffickers have been convicted and sentenced to life in prison for trafficking, thanks in part to the testimony of Jolie,* who they trafficked when she was just 15 years old. Jolie and her mother are now advocates who share their story with sex trafficking survivors and their parents.

Survivors Get Justice in IJM’s Fastest Sex Trafficking Case in the Philippines

MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – This month, three young women in the Philippines were honored through a local court’s ruling: The man and woman who had trafficked them were convicted for exploiting the girls in a bar that operated as a brothel.

The ruling came just nine months after these young women were rescued—a stunningly swift verdict in a country where notoriously slow courts have kept justice out of reach for many.