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International Justice Mission

Tackling Child Sex Trafficking in Cambodia

Gary Haugen | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Gary Haugen

Today marks the UN's World Day against Trafficking in Persons. It's a noble day dedicated to a noble cause, to be sure, but what does it really mean to be "against trafficking?" We can talk about how wrong it is to buy and sell young girls and boys to exploit them for their bodies, leaving a trail of deep trauma behind.

Overcoming Ordinary Terror

Gary Haugen | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Gary Haugen

It's been a month since more than 200 Nigerian girls were kidnapped from their school by the militant group Boko Haram. The world has since been watch...

This Video Shows How Violence Is Making It Impossible For Women, Girls To Escape Poverty

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.27.2014 | Impact

Across the globe, 4 billion people live in poverty. But, money woes aren’t necessarily their chief concern. It’s figuring out how to escape the...

Authorities Dismantle International Pedophile Ring

AP | DANICA KIRKA and JIM GOMEZ | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

LONDON (AP) — Child abuse investigators have dismantled an organized crime group that live-streamed child sexual abuse to order from the Philippines...

In Pursuing Justice, You'll Find True Happiness

Cornelia Seigneur | Posted 04.24.2013 | Religion
Cornelia Seigneur

Pure religion is about giving and not expecting anything in return, which is the very picture of God's love. Indeed, the cliché is true: Giving is better than receiving.

National Freedom Day: 148 Years After Lincoln, Obama Is Still Trying to Abolish Slavery Once and For All

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Erin Bernhardt

Today, there are over 27 million people in bondage across the globe. Many of those people are little girls who will never get to learn the history of their state in a safe school like I did.

Sex Trafficking: President Obama's Challenge Of Faith

Katherine Marshall | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

President Obama called for every faith community to take action, educating their congregations, and "joining in coalitions that are bound by a love of God and a concern for the oppressed."

Google Donates $11.5 Million To Fight Modern-Day Slavery

AP | BETH DUFF-BROWN | Posted 02.12.2012 | Impact

SAN FRANCISCO — Tech giant Google announced Wednesday it is donating $11.5 million to several coalitions fighting to end the modern-day slavery ...

Charity Explorers' Wild Ride: What A Death-Defying Rickshaw Race Taught Three Men About India And Fundraising

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Canon | Posted 07.22.2011 | Impact

The late April light had begun to disappear behind the Indian horizon as Daniel Gonzalez took the key to the small auto rickshaw. The ill-fated vehicl...

Violence and the Threat of Violence: The Slave Owner's Age-Old Tools

Marlen Suyapa Bodden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Marlen Suyapa Bodden

How do today's slave owners keep people enslaved? They use the same tools as their predecessors in antebellum America: violence and the threat of violence.