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IJM Studies and Work with Government

IJM UK works to mobilise communities, corporations and government to help stop the cycle of violence and modern slavery.

IJM UK works alongside decision makers and people of influence to drive systemic change towards a future where the right to a life free from exploitation and abuse is fully realised for all.

IJM strives to enable institutions to take the urgent action needed to increase protection for people living in poverty. We share our model of rescuing and restoring victims, bringing criminals to justice and strengthening justice systems with stakeholders who can enact change.

Explore IJM UK's Work with UK Government

Lessons from Lockdown

Read IJM UK's recommendations on the need for robust online safety legislation, proactive detection of first-generation child sexual exploitation material and transparency and reporting to tackle online sexual exploitation of children.

May 2021

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The Parallel Pandemic

Read IJM UK’s recommendations on how the UK can take global leadership in building back safer from modern slavery and violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 2021

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Preventing Modern Slavery

Read IJM UK's Recommendations to the new Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office

October 2020

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IJM's Response to the UK Integrated Review

In early September 2020, IJM contributed to the Government’s Integrated Review, to inform their Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy.

Below is a summary of IJM UK’s submission to the Review.

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NEW REPORT: Falling Short: Demand-Side Sentencing for Online Sexual Exploitation of Children: Composite Case Review, Analysis, and Recommendations for the United Kingdom

The livestreaming of child sexual abuse is devastating the lives of children, and according to INTERPOL, the crime is growing globally. Despite the UK’s robust law enforcement efforts, International Justice Mission’s review and analysis of 15 cases reveals that sentences for UK sex offenders who livestream sexual abuse of Filipino children fail to reflect the gravity of their crimes, leaving survivors empty handed in their pursuit of justice.

IJM's new review outlines key findings and makes nine recommendations for the UK, backed by Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Dame Sara Thornton, Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP and charities.

Falling Short: Demand Side Sentencing For Online Sexual Exploitation of Children

Read IJM UK's Key Findings and Recommendations to counter the demand-side of Online Sexual Exploitation of Children -and ensure that offenders are appropriately punished, disrupted, restrained, and deterred.

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Falling Short: Demand Side Sentencing For Online Sexual Exploitation of Children

Read the Composite Case Review, Analysis, and Complete Recommendations for the United Kingdom.

Full Report

Summary - Online Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Philippines

Analysis and Recommendations for Governments, Industry, and Civil Society

Online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) is a complex and hidden crime, one that is particularly hard to measure and address. To set a baseline for existing global data and catalyse future research efforts, in 2018 and 2019, IJM brought together an unprecedented number of leading agencies from across multiple disciplines, as well as research experts, to work together to uncover meaningful data on the nature and prevalence of OSEC.

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Making Justice Unstoppable through Research and Studies

IJM’s mission is to protect people in poverty from violence by rescuing victims, bringing criminals to justice, restoring survivors to safety and strength, and helping local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts.

To protect people in poverty from violence we believe the children, families and communities we serve deserve the very best. We owe it to them – and to those who make our work possible – to ensure that our work is effective. That’s why we base the design and management of our programs to end slavery, human trafficking and other forms of violent exploitation on evidence we collect through rigorous documentation, monitoring and evaluation.

Here’s how it works:

1) Start with Measurement

When we begin a new programme to combat a specific form of violence in a community, we measure the prevalence of the crime we are targeting, and we assess how the justice system responds to it.

2) Track Changes

Throughout our work in a community, we measure and analyze changes in how police, judges and other actors and institutions in the public justice system respond to the crime we are targeting. We also continue to assess how prevalent the crime is, watching for changes.

3) Ensure People are Safer

We use this critical information to ensure that the justice system’s response to the crime is truly improving, and that these improvements are actually making vulnerable people safer from the targeted form of violence – our ultimate goal.

4) Share What We've Learned

We grow the impact by sharing what we’ve learned with key stakeholders in the communities where we work, and with audiences around the world.

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Full Length Report: Online Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Philippines: Analysis and Recommendations for Governments, Industry, and Civil Society

FULL OSEC REPORT:

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Author International Justice Mission with 14 Implementing and Advisory Partners
Resource Type Prevalence Study
Publication DateMay, 2020
Country Philippines
Subject Online Sexual Exploitation of Children

This report presents the results of a study into the nature and scale of the Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (OSEC) in the Philippines. This study was led by IJM, in partnership with the Philippine Government and a variety of stakeholders, under the U.S.-Philippine Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership between the U.S. Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and the Government of the Philippines.

Summary Report: Online Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Philippines: Analysis and Recommendations for Governments, Industry, and Civil Society

Final OSEC Public Summary 05 20 2020:

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Author International Justice Mission with 14 Implementing and Advisory Partners
Resource Type Prevalence Study
Publication DateMay, 2020
Country Philippines
Subject OSEC, Online Sexual Exploitation of Children

Online Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Philippines: Analysis and Recommendations for Governments, Industry, and Civil Society.

This summary report provides the highlights from the study into the nature and scale of OSEC in the Philippines. This study was led by IJM, in partnership with the Philippine Government and a variety of stakeholders, under the U.S.-Philippine Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership between the U.S. Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and the Government of the Philippines.

The Justice Review II

IJM Justice Review:

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Author International Justice Mission
Resource Type Other Study Type
Publication DateSeptember, 2018
Country Multiple Countries
Subject Forced Labour

The second edition of IJM's Justice Review is a compendium of studies of forced, trafficked labour commissioned by International Justice Mission. This edition includes substantial summaries of full-length prevalence reports on bonded labour in Tamil Nadu and Bangalore, India; child labour slavery in Ghana; and trafficked labour in Thailand's fishing industry. It also includes studies of the capacity of the Cambodian and Thai governments' criminal justice systems to address labour trafficking. Links to the majority of the full-length reports are included.

Child Sex Trafficking in Metro Manila

Author International Justice Mission
Resource Type Crime Prevalence Study
Publication DateMay, 2018
Country Philippines
Subject Child Sex Trafficking in Metro Manila

A study measuring the prevalence of children in commercial sexual exploitation in Metro Manila, the Philippines

Child Sexual Assault: Practice and Learnings

Inspire CSA Recommendations:

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Author International Justice Mission
Resource Type Article or White Paper
Publication DateAugust, 2017
Country Multiple Countries
Subject Policy recommendations on child sexual assault

By Holly Burkhalter, Senior Advisor for Justice System Transformation. Originally submitted to the World Health Organization as part of a WHO-UNICEF initiative to implement the anti-violence Sustainable Development Goals relating to children. This white paper describes IJM experience and learnings from its field offices which address the issue of sexual assault of children. It discusses child and victim-friendly process throughout investigation and prosecution of child sexual assault and specific criminal justice capacities which are required to protect victims and deter predators.

Labor Trafficking in Cambodia

Labor Trafficking in Cambodia—A Review of the PJSS Response - IJM 2016:

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Author International Justice Mission
Resource Type
Publication DateNovember, 2016
Country
Subject

A Review of the Public Justice System’s Response to Labor Trafficking in Cambodia

Child Sex Trafficking in Angeles City

IJM Pampanga:

Download PDF (2.77 MB)
Author International Justice Mission
Resource Type Crime Prevalence Study
Publication DateOctober, 2016
Country Philippines
Subject Child Sex Trafficking in Angeles City

A study measuring the prevalence of children in commercial sexual exploitation in Angeles City, the Philippines

Project Lantern Results Summary

Cebu "Project Lantern" Results Summary:

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Author International Justice Mission
Resource Type Article or White Paper
Publication DateJanuary, 2011
Country Philippines
Subject Sex trafficking

Summary of four-years of IJM partnership with local justice system actors and other stakeholders in Cebu, the Philippines

Evaluation of "Project Lantern"

Cebu "Project Lantern" Impact Assessment:

Download PDF (2.27 MB)
Author Andrew Jones and Associates
Resource Type Impact Study
Publication DateOctober, 2010
Country Philippines
Subject Sex trafficking

Assessment of five-year impact and change in the public justice system - Cebu, the Philippines

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