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With local authorities, we strengthen justice systems to protect people from slavery and violence.

IJM works with local authorities to protect people in poverty from everyday violence, modern slavery and human trafficking.

Millions of people are at risk of everyday violence — crimes like slavery, trafficking, violence against women and children and police abuse of power. Our model works alongside local authorities to strengthen justice systems to better protect people in poverty from violence and exploitation.

How we work to protect people from slavery, human trafficking and violence:

Here’s a closer look at our model to protect people from violence and trafficking.

Work with Authorities to Bring People to Safety

First, IJM works to identify children, women, and men who are victims of trafficking, slavery or violence. Then, we support local police and partners to bring them to safety. Once they're safe, we make sure survivors' everyday needs are met. We partner with organisations and government authorities to give survivors a safe home, food, medical care, counselling, education, and a tailored plan to help them build strong futures.

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Work with Authorities to Bring Criminals to Justice

Second, we make sure traffickers and perpetrators of abuse cannot continue to harm people. We support the police in investigating, arresting and prosecuting traffickers and other perpetrators, and IJM lawyers work tirelessly to make sure justice is served.

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Prevent violence from happening in the first place

Once survivors of slavery or violence are brought to safety and abusers have been held to account, we address the root causes of slavery and violence. By working alongside justice system officials we can stop the cycle of violence and deter others from abusing those who are most vulnerable.

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And here’s a closer look at IJM.

Change is not only possible. It’s happening from the ground up.

Read more about IJM's latest breaking news stories and work with local partners.

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1 in 100 Filipino children trafficked to produce new child sexual exploitation materials in 2022
IJM and the University of Nottingham Rights Lab release first of its kind prevalence study.

We’re working all around the world to protect people from slavery and violence.

Beyond slavery, we protect people in poverty from:

Together, we're ending slavery and violence in our lifetime.

Be part of the movement.

“I have one dream: to eradicate slavery completely from my country. I invite each of you to join hands to fight against slavery completely.”

Pachaiyammal Survivor of forced labour and global survivor leader

"It is important for my family and I to know that these men that hurt me are in jail, so that other children don't suffer what I suffered."


Help Survivors of Slavery Today

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You Can Help Send Rescue Today.

When you give a gift today, you’ll be fighting slavery, violence, and injustice across the globe. Together, we can end slavery and violence in our lifetime.

You can make the most impact as a Freedom Partner today.

Your generous monthly support will help send rescue to vulnerable children and families at a moment’s notice, stand with them as they rebuild their lives in freedom and have perpetrators held accountable.


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