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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...
IJM Bolivia Secures its 150th Conviction
On June 17, a Bolivian court sentenced a sexual aggressor to 25 years in prison after declaring him guilty for raping two young girls, who were just...
German Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Sexually Exploiting Two Haitian Minors in the Dominican Republic
On April 3rd, a 75-year-old German citizen was found guilty of trafficking, physical and psychological abuse and sexual exploitation of two Haitian...
A Mother’s Desperate Plea Mobilizes Police to Free 13-year old Daughter and Three Other Minors
On February 2nd, after filing a complaint and persistently reaching out to local authorities, a mother’s desperate plea for help was heard. A...
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...
Two Convictions. 99 years in prison. Guatemalan Courts Take Strong Stand against Sexual Violence.
In the last two months, IJM Guatemala has seen Guatemalan courts bring an end to two cases of sexual violence against children with outstanding...
Six Women Rescued From Sexual Exploitation
After six months of investigations, IJM supported a rescue operation led by the Dominican Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) that brought freedom to...
Abused and Falsely Accused
Esmeralda* was an ambitious teenager from a poor family in La Paz, Bolivia. Like other 14-year-old girls, she spent her busy days balancing school,...
Guatemala's First Lady Joins IJM in New Program to End Sexual Violence
Churches in Guatemala are uniting to stop child sexual assault, and their first lady wants to help. This week, IJM and partner organizations will...

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