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You chose to bring light.
International Justice Mission Canada

2020 Year in Review

YOU CHOSE TO BRING LIGHT.

IJM exists to protect people in poverty from violence. And in a year like 2020, this was more desperately needed than ever.

The pandemic changed the world, throwing millions into poverty. And when the world goes dark, injustice thrives. But you chose to bring light.

And because of you, the work of justice flourished.

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You helped transform lives in 2020.

Looking back on my decade of leadership at IJM, every turn has been seasoned with obstacles, and 2020 was no different. But despite the challenges of 2020, the work alongside our partners to deliver protection stood firm. Justice endured.

Our partnerships—both within the communities we serve and with you—allow us to scale the delivery of protection. And, they have positioned us to courageously move forward with our most ambitious aim yet—to rescue millions and protect half a billion. As we pursue this worthy endeavour, we’re grateful to share with you the victories of this past year. Thank you for partnering with us to bring the light of protection and justice.

Anu George Canjanathoppil, Chief Executive Officer, IJM Canada

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Where We Work

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City: Mississauga, Ontario

City: Washington, DC

City: Washington, DC

City: Guatemala City

Casework Type: Sexual Violence Against Children

City: Santo Domingo

Casework Type: Sex Trafficking

City: San Salvodor

City: La Paz

Casework Type: Sexual Violence Against Children

City: The Hague

City: London

City: Berlin

City: Bern

Casework Type: Slavery

City: Accra

Casework Type: Labor Trafficking

City: Hong Kong

Casework Type:

Cities: Kampala, Gulu, Fort Portal

Casework Types: Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence Against Children, Land Theft

Cities: Nairobi, Mombasa

Casework Type: Sexual Violence Against Children

Cities: Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Bihar

Casework Types: Sex Trafficking, Labor Trafficking

City: Seoul

City: Yangon

Casework Type: Labor Trafficking

City: Phnom Penh

Casework Type: Labor Trafficking

City: Bangkok

Casework Type: Labor Trafficking

City: Cebu, Manila

Casework Type: Online Sexual Exploitation of Children

City: Kuala Lumpur

Casework Type: Labor Trafficking

City: St. Leonards NSW

2020 IMPACT

As we scale the work of justice, we’ve been improving our insight into how governments and local partners are stepping in and leading the work of serving their people. In 2020, IJM, our partners and trained governments transformed lives.

8,671
victims relieved from violence and oppression
927
suspected criminals restrained
526
survivors restored to safety and stability
437
perpetrators convicted in local courts

Reflective of the information compiled as of May 2021 for Calendar Year 2020.

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YOU CHOSE TO BRING RESCUE.

Nearly 8,000 workers freed in India

FOR MORE STORIES OF RESCUE:
Read the full report
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Indian women and chindren looking out of barred windows

ALMOST 8,000 workers freed in India

When India went on lockdown, it could have been an opportunity for the government to neglect its people’s cries for justice. Instead, we saw India’s government take ownership of protecting its most vulnerable people.

  1. May 19-20
    CHENNAI: 7000 released

    Local authorities rescued 360 people from a brick kiln leading to a further mass exodus of nearly 7,000 workers from brick kilns in just 48 hours.

  2. May 24-26
    CHENNAI: 281 rescued

    Sixty-four children among hundreds rescued at brick kiln during lockdown.

  3. June 1
    Bangalore: 150 rescued

    Media report leads to rescue of 150 from a Garment Factory.

  4. June 1
    CHENNAI: 526 rescued

    Double operation frees 526 from two brick kilns.

YOU CHOSE TO BRING Justice.

IJM Ghana achieves landmark trafficking convictions

FOR MORE STORIES OF JUSTICE:
Read the full report
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YOU CHOSE TO BRING Protection.

IJM Chiang Mai leaves lasting impact

FOR MORE STORIES OF PROTECTION:
Read the full report
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Looking Forward

As we look toward the future, we see the capacity to implement our programs at a scale that will reach millions. We are taking bigger steps than ever to end violence against people in poverty for good.

Now, we’re counting on you to take these bold, new steps with us.

The impact you will make as you give your resources will be transformational, and it will be lasting. You will leave a legacy of justice that the world will never forget. Together, we will make justice for people in poverty unstoppable.

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