International Justice Mission Canada is part of a global organization protecting the poor from violence throughout the developing world. IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems. IJM currently works in 17 field offices throughout Africa, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia.
From the International Justice Mission Canada website:
In developing countries, violence is as much a part of daily life for the poor as hunger, disease or homelessness. It devastates individual lives and prevents any efforts to rise out of poverty. This predatory violence persists because basic criminal justice systems are too broken and corrupt to actually protect those in need. Criminals know they can rape, enslave, traffic and abuse the poor without fear of police, courts or the law itself.
Nearly 36 million people are held in slavery today; and globally, four billion people live
outside the protection of the law. For women ages 15-44, genderbased violence creates a greater risk of death and physical harm than cancer, motor accidents, war and malaria combined.
We are International Justice Mission.
We believe everyone deserves to be safe.
Our global team has spent nearly 20 years on the front lines fighting some of the worst forms of violence in Africa, Latin America, South Asia and Southeast Asia. We partner with local authorities to:
Rescue victims of violence
We help local authorities find people suffering from violence and oppression and bring them to safety.
Bring criminals to justice
We work relentlessly in local courts to ensure traffickers, slave owners, rapists and other criminals are restrained from hurting others.
We provide trauma therapy and counselling to survivors of violence, and we work with partners to give survivors the education, job training or tools they need to thrive.
Strengthen justice systems
We identify gaps in the way systems protect the poor, and then work with police, prosecutors, courts and social welfare agencies to address these complex challenges.
Today, we are helping to protect more than 21 million people from violence around the world.
To learn more about International Justice Mission Canada, please click here.