Violence is an everyday threat.
According to the United Nations, 4 billion people live outside the protection of the law. That means that their public justice systems – their police, courts, and laws – are so broken, corrupt and dysfunctional, that there is nothing to shield them from violence. For poor people throughout the developing world, this is everyday life. No defense. No protection. Nothing to hold back violence. Not just the violence that makes the headlines like war or genocide—but common, criminal violence.
IJM works through 17 field offices throughout Africa,Latin America, South and Southeast Asia. In each IJM field office, the Justice System Transformation programs target everyday violence, including: slavery, sex trafficking, sexual violence, property grabbing, police abuse of power and citizenship rights abuse.
Every day, IJM, our local partners and a global justice movement are standing together to push back the advance of everyday violence. And every day, we’re seeing proof that it is possible to not only rescue individual people – but to stop violence before it starts.
Consider the impact you could make through the Live Free Challenge this August.
Can pay for a share of start-up costs for widow’s small business.
Can provide one day of legal representation for innocent prisoners.
Can provide access to medical care for a survivor of sexual abuse.
Can purchase a DNA detection bluelight for undercover investigators.
Can provide vocational training for a survivor of sex trafficking.
Can pay for one slavery rescue operation.