International Justice Mission UK

Contacts: Mrs Ruth Cooke (Regional Development Executive) and Mrs Chloe Fulton
Website: www.ijmuk.org
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.

 

Read the latest blog from Ruth at IJM UK here

PRAY

Heavenly Father,
We give you thanks for 10 transformative years in Cambodia and for guidance moving forward into a new type of casework there.
We pray for the increasingly complex casework emerging in the form of Cybersex trafficking. God, we ask for protection of IJM frontline workers and their families who are serving in the field. Father comfort and protect the 3,749 survivors who are currently receiving aftercare.
At an organisational level, we pray for the recruitment of a new IJM UK CEO- that he/she would settle well into the role and consequently lead the IJM UK team well over the ongoing months. Amen