Paying it Forward: International Justice Mission

May 13, 2016

This week we are highlighting International Justice Mission (IJM) a human rights organization that fights for justice of those living in poverty who are vulnerable to violence, sex trafficking, bonded labor, property grabbing, and police brutality.

Poor people — by virtue of their poverty — are not only vulnerable to hunger, disease, homelessness, illiteracy, and lack of opportunity; they are vulnerable to violence… This is perhaps the greatest catastrophe of all, for the greatest devastation of violence is invisible — it is the destruction of the person inside.  For victims of slavery, forced prostitution, sexual assault, and other forms of oppression, the psychological wounds of trauma are invisible; they receive almost no treatment in poor communities… –Gary Haugen, founder of IJM

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