Charitable Giving: International Justice Mission

Charitable Giving

If you’re like me, you probably didn’t realize how prevalent human-trafficking still is until a few years ago. In fact, for me, it wasn’t until a roommate of mine got involved with International Justice Mission back in 2006, that I really started to realize that this is still happening…and not just overseas, here in America!

International Justice Mission isn’t just a rescue operation for those trapped in human-trafficking; it is a full-fledged, well-organized, we’ll-shut-you-down, organization against human trafficking.

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What They Do

The IJM’s mission is stated on their website in four parts (copied directly from their ‘What We Do‘ page)

1. Victim Relief

IJM’s first priority in its casework is immediate relief for the victim of the abuse being committed.

2. Perpetrator Accountability

IJM seeks to hold perpetrators accountable for their abuse in their local justice systems. Accountability changes the fear equation: When would-be perpetrators are rightly afraid of the consequences of their abuse, the vulnerable do not need to fear them.

3. Survivor Aftercare

IJM aftercare staff and trusted local aftercare partners work to ensure that victims of oppression are equipped to rebuild their lives and respond to the complex emotional and physical needs that are often the result of abuse.

4. Structural Transformation

IJM seeks to prevent abuse from being committed against others at risk by strengthening the community factors and local judicial systems that will deter potential oppressors.

They currently work in Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, India, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, Bolivia, Guatemala, Ecuador and Peru.

How to Give

Giving is easy. Just click the ‘Give’ link at the top and follow the steps to give a one-time or regular gift. $30 can provide one aftercare package, $50 can provide one day of undercover investigations, and $4,500 is the average cost of one sex trafficking operation. You can also give by mail or by phone.

Other Ways to Help

If you want to get involved in other ways, you can with this organization!

Right now you can sign a petition for President Obama to stand against slavery by supporting anti-slavery laws, diplomatic support against slavery, and financial support to help eradicate slavery.

You can also get involved through an internship, justice campaign, praying, as an artist, with your church, fundraising, or volunteering. Check out their page to find out specifics.