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27 May 2014

Kigali, RwandaKIGALI, RWANDA - At 15 years old, Rochelle* had already experienced plenty of hardship in her young life: She was born without the ability to speak as well as a slight mental disability, and became an orphan at a young age.

Without a voice, Rochelle was left deeply vulnerable. A neighbour took note of her struggles - not to help her, but to harm her. 

12 May 2014

IJM Australia launch eventSYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - This week, IJM is celebrating the launch of the newest IJM Partner Office, IJM Australia - a major milestone in the global justice movement.

09 May 2014

GirlsLA PAZ, BOLIVA - All around the world, school is a place of learning and dreaming. It's a place where children can reach for opportunities that could alter a family's future forever.

09 May 2014

Police training in ThailandCHIANG MAI, THAILAND - In March, more than one hundred police officers from all 32 police stations in Chiang Mai province received critical training on how to protect children from sexual violence.

30 Apr 2014

Nairobi, KenyaNAIROBI, KENYA - Verity's* mother immediately sensed something was wrong. Just home from the market, she found her 7-year-old clutching a small coin, terrified.

25 Apr 2014

Bar where girls were rescuedPAMPANGA, PHILIPPINES - On Easter Sunday, girls who had been routinely trafficked and exploited woke up in freedom. Their rescue came about thanks to a committed police unit and a band of IJM staff members.

23 Apr 2014

Kolkata, IndiaKOLKATA, INDIA - On a Friday in early February, a small team of determined IJM staff set out looking for a 16- or 17-year old girl in one of Kolkata's massive red-light districts. They had just learned about this girl, named Rukmini,* and only had one photograph to guide them - and it wasn't even a photo of Rukmini.

21 Apr 2014

Apartment BuildingKOLKATA, INDIA - Last week, IJM helped police conduct an anti-trafficking operation.

16 Apr 2014

Mumbai, IndiaMUMBAI, INDIA - On Saturday, IJM helped police conduct two sex trafficking rescue operations in two different brothels located in the same building. One of the trafficking victims rescued in the operation had been identified by IJM earlier this year, but she had been transferred to another brothel before they could mobilise a rescue.

14 Apr 2014

RescuedCHENNAI, INDIA - On Thursday, 10th April, sixteen people were rescued from a life of slavery in a brick factory.

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