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17 Jul 2014

Iron gate to brothelMUMBAI, INDIA - IJM helped rescue half a dozen young women from an abusive brothel - including one young woman who said she hadn't seen sunlight for three months.

Rescue Comes Swiftly

03 Jul 2014

Church, gym restaurantMANILA, THE PHILIPPINES - This week, five men and women were convicted for trafficking girls and selling them for sex out of a Manila bar.

It has been a multi-year battle for justice to bring the bar owner and his accomplices to justice.

30 Jun 2014

Wanda*LA PAZ, BOLIVIA - The Bolivian courts just began a 21-day recess, pausing all hearings and regular court proceedings.  For families waiting for justice, these three weeks can feel like an eternity.

But two days before the break began, IJM celebrated justice for one little girl named Wanda.*

Facing a Formidable Battle Alone

30 Jun 2014

Social workers and lawyerCEBU, THE PHILIPPINES - Earlier this month, Cebu's regional anti-trafficking police unit called IJM for assistance with a rescue operation at an upscale bar in the city. IJM has trained and worked with this unit since they were formed in 2009.

27 Jun 2014

Hundreds of thousandsGULU, UGANDA - Only in its second year of operations, IJM Gulu is starting to see real change and protection for impoverished families who have had their homes and land stolen by criminals.

25 Jun 2014

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND - Last week, the founder and director of a children's home in Thailand was convicted for sexually assaulting two girls under his care. The girls were 7 and 8 years old when the assaults began, and the abuse continued for more than a year.

19 Jun 2014

Open Court DayKAMPALA, UGANDA - For decades, widows and orphans in Mukono District had little hope of getting help in court when criminals violently stole their homes or land.

IJM has been working with government partners to protect them and, this year, unveiled crucial reforms to improve how local courts serve the poor.

18 Jun 2014

Kanya*PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA - Kanya* sits at a wooden table and thoughtfully chooses the color of each marker. She is drawing a picture of her new home, a one-room hut built from bamboo on tall stilts. Kanya lives with her grandfather, and the 11-year-old girl's confidence is on display as she draws.

18 Jun 2014

MaryKAMPALA, UGANDA - Mary lived on the same small plot of land in her rural village in Uganda for 50 years. It was where she raised her children, grew her family's food, and where she buried her husband when he died. As she grew older and frailer, she spent more and more of her days there, sitting in the open doorway of her one-room house.

18 Jun 2014

Fiona* was rescued before ever being abusedCEBU, THE PHILIPPINES - Seven years after IJM Cebu rescued five young women in our very first operation in the city, two traffickers have been convicted. Both pimps pled guilty, admitting that they had tried to traffic teenage girls and young women for sex.

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