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Project Description

Eradicating Slavery

International Justice Missions

Established in 1995

Mission Statement: To protect the poor from violence by rescuing victims, bringing the criminals to justice, restoring survivors to safety and strength, and helping local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts.

 

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Impacts & Achievements:

Some of the highlights

CEO Salary: .5% of expenses

  • Rescued more than 45,000 people from slavery and other forms of violence

  • Helped local authorities arrest more than 3,500 suspected slave owners and other criminals

  • Enforces laws that make the slave business unprofitable

Featured Programs:

How IJM is making a difference

Forced Labor Slavery

False debts are commonly used to entrap laborers into a system of slavery. This debt is then continually inflated, causing the debt to be passed on through generations and prohibiting laborers from working in other places. IJM combats forced slavery in Cambodia, Ghana, India, and Thailand. IJM conducts rescue operations and ensure victims are legally emancipated and can receive government support. They also advocate for police reports to be filed and for justice systems to end slavery.

Land Theft

IJM protects widows, orphans, and other vulnerable people from land theft in Uganda. They restore widows and orphans to their homes and defend against threats of violence. IJM also works to bring criminal cases against perpetrators where violent methods have been used. Medical care and counseling is also provided when needed, alongside education and income-generating projects. Training and mentoring is given to police and local leaders to help effective enforcement of land theft laws.

Sex Trafficking

IJM combats sex trafficking and sexual slavery in the Dominican Republic, India and the Philippines. IJM identifies children and adults forced into the commercial sex trade, supports professional law enforcement rescue operations, and ensures that all people, including non-trafficked persons, are treated with respect and dignity. Strong cases are brought to prosecution and individualized treatment plans are created for each survivor.

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