Preventing human trafficking from Eastern Europe
According to Eurostat, 6.101 Romanians were identified as victims of human trafficking within the European Union and EU candidate countries between 2010 and 2012. Despite important reforms and progress in the judiciary and administration, traffickers can still operate with impunity. The criminal business with human goods continues on a national level and with other EU countries unhindered.
The aim of IJM is to transform legal systems in all project countries in such a way that the authorities can act consistently and independently against the violent crime of trafficking in human beings. During the initial period of its presence, IJM will investigate the problem of human trafficking in Romania in more detail and evaluate previous solutions and shortcomings. This assessment forms the basis for the later development of a strategy for the sustainable devlopment of IJM. In addition, this presence phase serves to forge strategic partnerships with government agencies and stakeholders in civil society. IJM wants to build long-term networks for programme work in Eastern Europe in order to curb human trafficking strategically and nationally. The IJM office has been established in early 2019.
Combating sexual exploitation of children on the Internet
International Justice Mission takes action against sexual exploitation of children on the Internet. Global Fusion Centers support the investigation of such crimes in different parts of the world.
Protecting minors from sex trafficking in Mumbai, India
The human rights organization International Justice Mission addresses weaknesses in the existing Indian legal system to help end sex trafficking of minors.