Southeast Asia

IJM Cambodia Helps Police with First Anti-Trafficking Operation of the Year

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA – IJM assisted police with an anti-trafficking operation at a massage parlor on January 20, 2014. Girls were apparently being sold to customers for sex on site, and two of the young women rescued that night are now at an aftercare shelter that will provide crisis care and assess their long-term needs.

IJM Cebu: Six-Year Trial Ends with Justice for Survivors of Sex Trafficking

CEBU, THE PHILIPPINES – Two traffickers were convicted on Friday, December 13, in a small, make-shift courtroom in a nondescript government building—a stand-in for the main courthouse which was damaged in a massive earthquake in Cebu in October.

It was the first judgment in a sex trafficking case since that earthquake and the subsequent Typhoon Haiyan that has devastated the surrounding islands. It was also the end of a six-year legal battle.