Sexual Violence

More Than 150 Officers Join IJM Bolivia in Demanding End to Plague of Sexual Violence

LA PAZ, BOLIVIA – Central Plaza is always a hub of activity. Food vendors and street performers vie for the attention of Bolivian families and tourists alike. But the crowd that gathered by candlelight on a Tuesday night in November was different: More than 300 people descended on the plaza holding signs and peacefully calling for an end to the plague of sexual violence in their country.

IJM Kenya Investigations Help Get Justice for a 9-Year-Old Raped at School

NAIROBI, KENYA – Nine-year-old Nasimiyu* was waiting patiently in an empty classroom for her aunt to pick her up after school, just like any normal afternoon.

But, on this day, a man who worked at the school as a guard saw the little girl waiting alone. He sent her to collect something from a storage closet, then followed her inside, locked the door and raped her. After the attack, he disappeared from town.

“Nowhere Else To Turn”

IJM Bolivia: A Conviction Brings Rosmery Justice and Closure

LA PAZ, BOLIVIA – A three-year legal battle finally ended on Friday when a man was convicted and sentenced to fifteen years in prison for sexually assaulting his stepdaughter. The IJM lawyers who fought relentlessly on behalf of their client Rosmery* celebrated the just ruling because of what it means for her.

"Rosmery knows that her strength is what defines her story—not what happened to her in the past. The conviction in court brings justice and closure to Rosmery," said IJM social worker Jeshika.

Suffering in Silence