International Justice Mission

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The International Justice Mission was at our church this last Sunday. If you haven’t heard of them before, you should know that they are  a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to ensure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to promote functioning public justice systems.

Their mission four-fold purpose is

» Victim Relief
» Perpetrator Accountability
» Victim Aftercare
» Structural Transformation

You should know that more children, women and men are held in slavery right now than over the course of the entire trans-Atlantic slave trade.

  • Human trafficking is the world’s third largest criminal enterprise, after drugs and weapons.
  • More than 2 million children are trapped in forced prostitution.
  • 80% of persons trafficked are women, and 50% are minors.I am wanting to do my part in helping support this organization and fighting this injustice and lo and behold, I came across and children’s shoe company called Bugaloo that is giving 5% of each pair of shoes it sells to International Justice Mission. I’ll be reviewing a pair of these shoes very soon but wanted to let you know about what this company is doing to help.