NAIROBI, KENYA – Nelly’s mother chatted anxiously with other parents in the courtroom, waiting patiently for the judge to return. After three full years on their daughters’ case, one more, long day seemed well worth the wait. On this day, Nelly* and five other young girls could receive justice.
GUATEMALA CITY – Almita* and her mother came to IJM's office to visit with Delmi Ramirez, IJM Guatemala's Director of Aftercare.
KOLKATA, INDIA – On November 1, 2012, Kolkata police called IJM for assistance with an urgent rescue operation, two staff members mobilized immediately. They met over a dozen police officers at a safe meeting point, then travelled together to the house where they believed two teenage girls had been trafficked for sexual exploitation.
NAIROBI, KENYA: The crime was brutal – a group of school friends violently robbed by a gang, two of the young girls raped. IJM Kenya took on the case, working tirelessly to secure justice for Etana* and Mara.* But as the months went by and three of the four men in the gang were acquitted, justice seemed cruelly out of reach.