International Justice Mission UK
Contacts: Mrs Ruth Cooke (Regional Development Executive) and Mrs Chloe Fulton
Focus: Violence against the poor
WDR has been working with IJM UK for 6 years.
For the poor, violence is as much a part of life as hunger, illness or unemployment. It is just more difficult to see. While the world has made encouraging strides in the fight against poverty, there is a hidden crisis silently undermining the best efforts to help the poor. According to the United Nations, 4 billion people live outside the protection of the law. That means their public justice systems – their police, courts and laws – are so broken, corrupt and dysfunctional that there is nothing to shield them from violence. IJM focuses upon:
· Rescuing people from exploitation
· Rehabilitating them; physically, spiritually, socially and economically
· Bringing the perpetrators to justice
· Changing the systems and so making exploitation and violence less likely
Thus IJM works in relation to sex trafficking, forced slavery, sexual violence, property grabbing, police brutality and citizenship rights.