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.
Read the latest blog from Ruth at IJM UK here