Violence. Today, it is the most urgent threat for millions of the poorest people. #SevenCampaign aims to raise funds for IJM to protect them.

According to the United Nations, 4 billion people live outside the protection of the law.

That means that 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 is a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world, with the goal of ending slavery. IJM's global team includes hundreds of lawyers, investigators, social workers, community activists and other professionals at work through 17 field offices.

IJM's model: justice system transformation. It partners with those working in the local justice system to help victims of violence in four ways: rescue victims, restore them, restrain criminals and represent survivors in court.

When our grandchildren ask us where we were when the voiceless and vulnerable of our era needed leaders of compassion and purpose, I hope we can say that we showed up, and we showed up on time.
— Gary Haugen, IJM President and CEO

2015 impact

  • 4,100 victims of oppression rescued by IJM and IJM-trained partners
  • 376 criminals restrained through court-ordered detention or convictions
  • 3,749 survivors and family members currently receiving aftercare
  • 20,000+ people trained, including 14,000+ justice system officials 5,000+ community members