MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES - Two men were convicted this week in Manila and sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for raping a young girl named Gwen.* The assaults started when Gwen was 9 years old and lasted a few years. The perpetrators are her uncle and cousin, underscoring the violence with betrayal and pain.
MUMBAI, INDIA - In their first anti-trafficking operation of the year, IJM Mumbai helped police rescue two young women from one of the oldest and most notorious red-light districts in India.
KAMPALA, UGANDA - For the first time in its history, Uganda's police force has deployed a specialised team of investigators with the resources, training and mandate to respond to property grabbing crimes.
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA - IJM assisted police with an anti-trafficking operation at a massage parlour on 20th January, 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.
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND - On Christmas Eve, IJM staff traveled into the mountains of Northern Thailand. Their first stop: a tiny village where they gathered with more than 350 people. Their next stop: A courthouse.
NAIROBI, KENYA - As Collins emerged from his cell and walked into the visiting court of Nairobi Remand Prison, he wasn't quite prepared for the message his IJM advocate brought him: well over a thousand cards, notes, and emails of encouragement, all addressed to him from supporters all over the world.
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.
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.
An organised crime group, which facilitated the live streaming of child sexual abuse in the Philippines was today announced by CEOP as having been dismantled. Read the full BBC News Report.
KAMPALA, UGANDA - On Friday, justice was delivered in a landmark case for Margaret and her sisters. Her deceptive half-brother was found guilty for stealing their land and was sentenced to 26 months in prison - the longest sentence ever in an IJM Uganda case.