RESCUE THOUSANDS. PROTECT MILLIONS. PROVE THAT JUSTICE FOR THE POOR IS POSSIBLE.
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The Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocents
INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION
PROVE THAT JUSTICE FOR THE POOR IS POSSIBLE.
International Justice Mission Update
THANKS HOLY INNOCENTS!
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Holy Innocents for their support of the work of the International Justice Mission this year. We can be very proud of the sacrifices we have made to join the fight against victimization of the poor, especially in the areas of human trafficking and violence against the less fortunate.
Violence is an everyday threat to the poor. It’s as much a part of daily life as hunger, disease or homelessness. Established laws are rarely enforced in the developing world—so criminals continue to rape, enslave, traffic and abuse the poor without fear. The International Justice Mission believes everyone deserves to be safe. Their global team has spent nearly 20 years on the front lines fighting some of the worst forms of violence, and they are proving that their model works. IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.
They have rescued more than 34 thousand people from oppression, trained over 46,000 local officials, and are helping to protect more than 21 million people from violence.
TOGETHER WE CAN END SLAVERY!
This minute, innocent people are being beaten, abused, raped and enslaved. By giving $24 or more a month, you can take a stand to protect them.
From last-minute rescue to critical aftercare, your faithful support will defend children and families in need, no matter how long justice takes. We need you with us.
The Cybersex Trafficking of Children
In our world, it is difficult to find any crime more repulsive than the sexual abuse of children. However, there is a new and brutal form of modern-day slavery: THE CYBERSEX TRAFFICKING OF CHILDREN.
In this horrific form of slavery, pedophiles and predators are able to search online and pay to sexually abuse children as young as two years old from anywhere in the world.
Children just like Cassie:
Cassie is a brave girl living in the Philippines. But for nearly five years, she was repeatedly abused and raped for an online audience.
From all appearances, Cassie’s trafficker took good care of her. She was enrolled in a great school, she wore new clothes, and had a notebook and backpack for the first time in her life.
Behind the walls of her house, though, she was trapped, alone and being abused.
Cassie is just one of an untold number of children being abused online around the world. In the Philippines alone, authorities receive thousands of cybersex trafficking referrals a month. IJM is working closely with the Philippine government on long-term solutions to this great challenge.
Cassie’s trafficker successfully hid his crimes from unwanted eyes for many years. During the time Cassie was held by her captor, he preyed on the children of family friends, and his nauseating reach eventually extended to a 5-year-old boy and a girl less than a year old.
Cassie came home from school on a Friday, knowing that the weekend ahead of her held untold terror. That night, Cassie woke up to loud noises. Police were there to rescue her from the home where she had suffered for nearly five years.
“I was very scared. I was crying,” Cassie recalls. An IJM social worker was there that night, and she told Cassie that she and the other children were not in trouble. They were being rescued. They were finally safe.
Read more about Cassie, the work IJM is doing, and how you can help at http://www.ijm.org/cassies-story