According to the United Nations, 4 billion people live outside the protection of the law.
That means that their public justice systems is 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. Though sex trafficking is a worldwide phenomenon, it is most pervasive in countries with weak justice systems, where perpetrators know they are unlikely to face any significant consequences for profiting from repeated sexual assault.
The Solution Offered by International Justice Mission
International Justice Mission partners with local governments and communities to meet both urgent and long-term needs. The result? Powerful changes that protect the poor from violence. IJM identifies children and forced adults in the sex industry and frees them through professional law enforcement rescue operations. Your support will help rescue victims of human trafficking, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.