NAIROBI, Kenya - Justice was finally secured for one brave Kenyan girl this week, thanks to her testimony and the relentless determination of local police and IJM staff.
BANGALORE, INDIA - More than 100 men and women were rescued from slavery this week from factories and farms about 50 miles south of Bangalore, the booming metropolis and epicenter of technology in India.
State Government Initiates Complex Operation
LA PAZ, BOLIVIA - This August, after terrible abuse, a hidden pregnancy and a complicated birth, Denise* finally got the closure she longed for: Her rapist was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
A Violent Attack, A Hidden Pregnancy
NEW DELHI, INDIA - India celebrated 66 years of independence on 15th August. But it was the first Independence Day that Banarasi and Darshan Singh had celebrated in two decades: until this summer, they were slaves.
MUMBAI, INDIA - After a month-long investigation, IJM has helped apprehend a man who was allegedly trafficking girls for sex. Police arrested him on a crowded street, and IJM helped rescue the girls who were being offered for sale in broad daylight.
KAMPALA, UGANDA - When Nelson's parents died, he and his siblings faced an uncertain future until relatives took them in. But years later, Nelson would learn an awful truth: these same relatives had stolen his parents' property - a home and land that would help the orphans - and they would use lies, threats and violence to stop Nelson from getting it back.
KAMPALA, UGANDA - After her husband died, Harriet and her eight children endured years of abuse from relatives who wanted to steal her home and land.
MUMBAI, INDIA - Gita* knew something was wrong when she found two girls huddled together, asleep in the stairwell of her apartment building. They seemed to be alone, and it was unclear how they had arrived in her building.
Gita herself had come to Mumbai as a 12-year-old orphan, and she knew what kind of trouble could come their way.
NAIROBI, Kenya - Jillian* was only 15 years old when a notorious gang member brutally assaulted her. Over the next year, the young girl was plagued by fear. But with the support of her community and IJM Kenya, Jillian courageously spoke the truth about the abuse in court.
PHONM PENH, CAMBODIA - IJM helped local police rescue two girls from a brothel