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Stopping Violence Against Women and Children

1 in every 3 women experiences violence in her lifetime. [1]

Women and girls like Ivy* in Uganda.

16-year-old Ivy and her sister were walking home from a wedding when four men they knew attacked them.

The men grabbed Ivy and dragged her to a bush where they sexually assaulted her.

Ivy is not alone.

Worldwide, up to 50% of sexual assaults are committed against girls under 16 years old [3]. This has to stop now.

IJM works to combat violence against women and children in Uganda, Kenya, Guatemala, Bolivia, El Salvador, Colombia and Peru.

Our impact

With IJM's help, three men in Ivy's case were sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Thanks to the support of people like you, IJM’s aftercare team will walk with Ivy for as long as she needs.


Join the movement to end violence against women and children today

*Image not representative of Ivy.

[1] World Health Organization, 2021

[2] Together for Girls, Uganda, 2018

[3] UN Women

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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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