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.
Our vision is to rescue millions, protect half a billion and make justice for the poor unstoppable.
TEDTALK – Gary Haugen
The Hidden Reason for Poverty the World Needs to Address Now
Collective compassion has meant an overall decrease in global poverty since the 1980s, says civil rights lawyer Gary Haugen. Yet for all the world’s aid money, there’s a pervasive hidden problem keeping poverty alive. Haugen reveals the dark underlying cause we must recognize and act on now.
Violence is a global problem. But we know the solution.
For over 25 years, IJM has partnered with local authorities all over the world to help remove children, women and men from situations of extreme violence. In that time, one thing has become clear: The problem of violence against vulnerable people can be solved in our lifetime. And we have the results to prove it.
How IJM helped the Dominican Republic reduce child sex trafficking by 78%
According to IJM’s 2022 endline study, during the decade of IJM’s presence the Dominican Republic experienced a staggering 78% decrease in the overall prevalence of commercial sexual exploitation of children. The number of children in the commercial sex trade decreased from 1 in 10 to 1 in 45. And where children were once trafficked in 95% of the cities and towns investigated, today only 25% of those locations show any signs of child trafficking – and even these cases are very infrequent.
IJM reduced slavery and violence by 50-85% in nine different jurisdictions around the world.
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Over 25 Years of Impact
Since 1997, courageous partners worldwide have partnered with us to bring freedom and safety to vulnerable children, women and men. From our first rescue operations to our rapid global expansion, IJM has protected 10,795,165 vulnerable people from violence to build a safe future that lasts.