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20 Mar 2014

Anthony and SilasNAIROBI, KENYA - In one terrifying day, Anthony and Silas were snatched from their daily lives and thrown into a crowded Kenya prison - a nightmare they would share for the next two and a half years.

Their only crime: being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Innocent but Accused

19 Mar 2014

Manila, PhilippinesMANILA, PHILIPPINES - Yesterday, a man was sentenced to 40 years in prison and convicted for raping his daughter, Marikit.* 

IJM has been working on this case since 2008, and IJM Manila lawyer Ralph Catedral was grateful to make the phone call to tell Marikit and her mother the news.

18 Mar 2014

Shopping Kiosk in KenyaNAIROBI, KENYA - Pharis* was only 13 years old when he survived a terrifying rape by a man he thought was a "Good Samaritan." But with help from local police and IJM Kenya, he can now live in peace: This week, the man who attacked him was found guilty and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

12 Mar 2014

'Day of Joy'LA PAZ, BOLIVIA - A year after a man broke into his neighbours' home and sexually assaulted 6-year-old Vivi* and her 8-year-old sister, Mery*, he pled guilty and confessed to the violent crime. He was sentenced to a decade in prison in a plea bargain settled on 7th March, 2014.

Seeking justice for Vivi and Mery

11 Mar 2014

Nairobi, KenyaNAIROBI, KENYA - It took great bravery for Stephany* to speak up against her father after a brutal rape, but the young girl's courage has helped to keep her family safe. This week, IJM Kenya helped to secure her father's conviction, and he was sent to prison for life.

11 Mar 2014

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA - Eight years after a retired U.S. Marine was arrested and charged for systematically and sadistically abusing young children in Cambodia, he has been found guilty and sentenced to 210 years in prison.

10 Mar 2014

Makeshift tentsCHENNAI, INDIA - Last week IJM helped rescue families that had been enslaved for about six years. Eleven adults and a 15-year-old boy were forced to work in the woodcutting operation; the small children were growing up in this life of slavery, with no hope of another future in sight.

27 Feb 2014

Irene CelebratingLUSAKA, ZAMBIA - Irene feared she would never win back the land her uncle stole from her family years ago. But with the support of IJM Zambia and a special friendship with her IJM social worker, Irene is now able to celebrate this week that her rights are finally restored.

Left Struggling by Her Uncle's Greed

27 Feb 2014

ThumbprintsDELHI, INDIA - On the second day of the new year, IJM helped rescue 33 people from a life of slavery in a brick factory. Twenty-eight people, including children as young as 5, received release certificates that emancipate them from slavery.

The rescue operation was the first of the year for IJM - and it was the first ever for IJM Delhi.

26 Feb 2014

MUMBAI, INDIA - A four-and-a-half year battle finally came to an end in a Mumbai courtroom on 6th January, 2014: Two brothel managers and three pimps were found guilty of selling minors for sex. It was a long-awaited victory for the IJM team seeking justice for girls who had been trafficked years ago.

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