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Advocacy

Our voices have power.
Speak up for justice.

Use your voice to advocate for a safer future. For everyone.
Advocacy creates change

Right now, an estimated 50 million children, women and men are caught up in modern slavery (ILO, IOM, Walk Free) and more than 800 million women and 1 billion children experience violence at the hands of partners, family member or community members. Millions live without access to justice, leaving them vulnerable to violence, abuse and exploitation.

By speaking up, you can help build communities where people are safe from violence and free to thrive.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is advocacy at IJM?

Everyone's voice deserves to be heard, and IJM invites advocates to use their voices to help bring about change through government and community action. This happens in several ways:

  • Through petitions to Members of Parliament,
  • Virtual and in-person meetings on Parliament Hill,
  • Resource sharing across personal and professional networks to raise awareness about the problem of slavery and violence and efforts to address it.
What are the different kinds of legislation that IJM works on?

IJM advocates work hard to help pass legislation that protects and defends vulnerable people around the world from slavery, trafficking and violence, like the Modern Slavery Act and Bill C-291: An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make needed amendments to other policies or government programs that address issues such as online child sexual abuse.

How can my voice make a difference?

The problems that IJM is seeking to solve impact millions and require intentional action by people in positions of power and influence. Your voice and actions can reach people who have the opportunity to make change happen, especially when you are joined with others. We have seen change happen when people in positions of power do listen to people like you.

We are committed to helping to create intentional opportunities for people like you to come together to take concrete steps to end slavery and violence.

How can I get involved in IJM’s advocacy efforts?

Let us know that you want to be involved by filling in your information here. We will be in touch with next steps and current advocacy opportunities.

If you want to stay up-to-date on our work around the world, follow us on social media and sign up for IJM’s monthly newsletter.

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IJM Statement on 2022 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery
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