IJM Stories

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February
21,
2018
A Philippine court convicted two traffickers—including Drew Frederick Shobbrook, an Australian national living in the Philippines—for sexually abusing children and posting the abuse online.
February
15,
2018
As soon as Sub-Collector Mr. VP Jayaseelan heard about families being forced to work in a local wood-cutting unit, he knew exactly what to do: mobilize his team, organize a rescue operation, and free the laborers as quickly as possible. With
February
01,
2018
On January 22, a Dominican court held trial until 10:30 at night, deliberated for an hour, and then found seven sex traffickers guilty of selling children for sex. This conviction represents a huge victory for our IJM Dominican team, as the ruling
January
19,
2018
IJM Manila secured the first conviction in a slavery case this year. On January 9, a court in the Philippines declared two traffickers guilty for exploiting three young teens, aged 14 to 16 years old. The girls had been rescued from commercial sex

Opinion Editorials

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January
23,
2015
*This post originally appeared on the 2015 World Economic Forum blog
January
02,
2015
On December 4, the Secretary-General released a report called “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet,” in which he states that 2015 will be “the most important year of
November
18,
2014
By Holly Burkhalter, IJM VP Government Relations & AdvocacyFashionable cynics love to deride “hashtag activism”: those thousands of "wasted" gallons of water dumped for ALS, the “pathetic” and “useless&rdqu