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Micheal’s Story Matters

Discover Michael's brave path from abuse to advocate, and how IJM champions the fight for justice.

When Michael lost his mother, he sought refuge in a shelter that became a place of abuse by its director. But hope wasn't lost. With the aid of the Child Protection Unit and IJM's relentless efforts, justice will be served. After a legal battle involving four other cases of sexual abuse, a victory was claimed with a historic 100-year sentence for the perpetrator in 2022. While Michael’s case is still ongoing, this significant triumph gives him hope that justice will prevail. Today, Michael, a college graduate in mass communication, eyes a future in journalism, fueling his passion while working at a local petrol station. His story is a testament to resilience and the power of restorative justice.

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International Justice Mission (IJM) is a global beacon of hope for victims of exploitation and violence. Our mission is to protect and address violence experienced by people living in poverty by partnering with local authorities to rescue victims, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors and strengthen justice systems.

Michael's story is one of countless others survivors of violence and exploitation who deserve justice. Every donation fuels our fight against the darkness of abuse and exploitation, bringing light to those in dire need of rescue and restoration. Stand with us—donate today to help us turn more stories of pain into narratives of triumph for survivors like Michael.

“I was scared to face the accused in court, but I was contented by having IJM staff in the courtroom with me. It was a huge relief for me after I testified. Waiting for all those years to give my testimony was full of anxiety.”

Your generous donations are the lifeblood of IJM's mission, empowering us to combat the scourge of violence against the vulnerable. Your donation goes towards rescuing individuals from dire situations like Michael's, providing them with critical support and care post-rescue.

Your contributions enable us to:

  • Hold perpetrators accountable, ensuring justice prevails in courtrooms around the world.
  • Invest in the restoration and rehabilitation of survivors, offering them education and skills to rebuild their lives.
  • Equip and train law enforcement agencies, strengthening the justice system to prevent future atrocities.

Your gift is more than a donation—it's a lifeline, a beacon of hope, and a stand for justice that transforms lives and rekindles dreams for the oppressed, making a world of difference one survivor at a time.

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