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Sexual Violence

Nine-year court battle ends with man sentenced to 70 years in prison
On August 8, 2023, with intervention by IJM Kenya, authorities and the brave testimony of two siblings, the man, who is suspected of having abused...
20-Year Jail Sentence for Sexual Violence Against a 16-Year-Old Girl
16-year-old Sonia* was alone at home when her grandfather, Allen*, walked into the living room, which was separated by a curtain from her bedroom. He...
Man sentenced to 50 years in prison for sexually abusing a 7-year old girl
On a July evening Vania*, then 7, was walking back home from school when she met a man her family knew. The man forcefully grabbed Vania and dragged...
Man found guilty in retrial after original conviction was overturned
The perpetrator appealed the court's decision and in 2014 a re-trial was ordered because of a technicality. That setback did not stop Anna, a victim...
100 Years in Prison for Notorious Sex Offender in Kenya
NAIROBI, KENYA ­­­- On Thursday, August 4, 2022, a Kenyan court sentenced a notorious sex offender to 100 years in prison for sexually abusing four...
IJM Implementing Partner Achieves 1st Conviction in El Salvador
After eleven months of hearings and against all odds the Salvadoran Association for Rural Health (ASAPROSAR), IJM’s implementing partner, achieved...
Conviction of Teacher in Uganda on Charges of Trafficking and Sexual Violence
The Ugandan High Court ruled to convict a head teacher on twelve counts including trafficking charges for his abuse of children at the school where...
Canadian Parliamentarians to Travel to Bolivia with International Justice Mission Canada
Monday, September 9, 2019 — Since 2006, International Justice Mission Canada (IJM Canada) has worked with the Bolivian government to end all forms of...
A Nightmare that Lasted Six Years
When she was 13-years-old, Veronica* ran to her mother Leonor* in tears. She began to utter words that would strike fear into the heart of any...

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