Wednesday, November 10, 2021, TORONTO, ON – International Justice Mission (IJM) is excited to announce a partnership with celebrated Canadian entertainer Dean Brody and his philanthropic initiative, The Dean Brody Foundation, to support IJM’s work combatting online sexual exploitation of children in the Philippines which is the largest known source of these cases.
Brody founded The Dean Brody Foundation over a decade ago. Recognizing there was a desperate need to support the rescue and prevention of young girls being exploited and trafficked in Brazil and around the world, Brody dedicated himself to protecting the vulnerable after his trip to Brazil in 2011 where he saw this first-hand. Now, a decade later he is partnering with IJM to continue bringing real, sustainable change and help to protect children on a global scale from ever being abused in the first place.
“IJM is one of the world’s most respected and trusted organizations, working with the government and police every day to stop exploitation and providing protection for children in the most vulnerable places in the world,” said Brody. “Through this partnership, I hope to bring wider-spread awareness about human trafficking and the work IJM is doing to drive change.”
“We are grateful to be partnering with the talented and generous Dean Brody bringing two seemingly unlikely worlds together for good,” said Anu George Canjanathoppil, CEO IJM Canada. “Partnerships like this one with Dean Brody build critical awareness and bring in the necessary resources to make our work possible where it matters the most.”
Learn more about the partnership here.
About International Justice Mission
International Justice Mission is a global organization that protects people in poverty from violence. IJM partners with local authorities in 24 program offices in 14 countries to combat slavery, violence against women and children, and other forms of abuse against people who are poor. IJM works to rescue and restore victims, hold perpetrators accountable, and help strengthen public justice systems. Learn more at www.ijm.ca.
About Dean Brody
Since his debut single “Brothers” hit the US Top-40 back in 2008, Dean Brody has become one of the most beloved Canadian country artists of his generation. Dean has risen and continues to remain at the top of the Canadian country landscape with an impressive 30 Top-10 singles (including 6 #1s), 17 CCMA Awards, 2 JUNOs, more than 235+ million global streams and numerous gold and platinum (including 1 double platinum) certified singles. Only Shania Twain has more Canadian streams than Dean when looking at Canadian country artists' “lifetime” results. No country artist has owned the Canadian “Live” stage more than Dean in the past 5 years with three national arena tours (2 breaking national ticket sale records), an acoustic national tour, being the first domestic artist to headline the Bud Stage in Toronto, which he has since done annually, as well as headlining the biggest festival and venue stages. In 2019, Dean signed with a new management team (Starseed Entertainment) and launched his own independent label “Scurvy Dog Music”. On top of all this trailblazing on an artist and label level, Dean also created and launched his own signature Canadian-sourced lager “Hucklejack” in the late spring of 2020, securing a rare placement on the Ontario LCBO shelves, a testament to the strength of his star power and music brand.
About The Dean Brody Foundation
Founded in 2011, The Dean Brody Foundation was started by Brody to support the rescue and prevention of young girls exploited in child prostitution and human trafficking in Brazil and around the world. After reading Remember Me, Rescue Me by Matt Roper, who went on to become Brody’s partner in the Foundation, Brody knew he needed to use his platform to bring light to the injustices taking place for young women around the globe. To date, the Foundation has raised over $500K through self-funding by Brody and has saved countless girls from trafficking and exploitation.