Sexual Violence

IJM Kenya: Life Sentence for Stepfather Who Abused Fridah

NAIROBI, KENYA – Fridah* and her family can feel safer, now that her stepfather has been convicted for sexually abusing her. IJM Kenya advocated for 13-year-old Fridah in court and has been supporting her impoverished family since the awful truth about the betrayal and abuse emerged.

When Fridah’s stepfather was convicted Tuesday, her mother told IJM: “My heart has now been made clean. I can begin to heal because I will never see him again.”

Shocking Abuse in Her Own Home

IJM Guatemala Seeks Justice for Six Girls Abused in Online Child Exploitation Website

GUATEMALA CITY – For nearly two years, IJM Guatemala has been advocating for six girls who were victims of brutal sexual violence—aged 6 to 15 years old. It's a unique case for the IJM team that handles child sexual assault cases, as these girls were being sexually abused in videos and photographs posted online.

These six girls are just a fraction of the dozens reportedly exploited on a website targeted by the U.S. Department of Justice in a massive takedown of pedophiles that spanned five continents.

Dreamboard:  Abuse on a Massive Scale