Our Flagship Program
Our Flagship Program
20 years of partnering with Philippine law enforcement and justice system officials
Together with Philippine authorities, we work to hold criminals accountable for exploiting children in order to deter other traffickers from abusing children in the first place. By doing so, we are building communities where all children can expect to be safe and protected.
IJM-supported operations on online sexual exploitation of children
(as of May 2021)
The Philippine Government
At the helm of the global resolve against online sexual exploitation of children
Identifying and rescuing victims, arresting and charging suspected perps and treating victims appropriately
Prosecuting and convicting perpetrators in accordance with the law and treating survivors in such a way as to avoid re-traumatization
Delivering services to victims and survivors that improve personal well-being, reduce the risk of re-victimization and enhance engagement with the public justice system
An enabling environment that supports efforts of the pillars of the public justice system
Rescuing and protecting victims within source countries
Our program in the Philippines will continue to be our living laboratory for casework on online sexual exploitation of children, which will lead global learning and testing, data collection, research, and the creation of products to scale the work outside the Philippines.
In IJM’s previous project combating the commercial sex trafficking of minors, IJM helped achieve a remarkable 80% reduction in the availability of minors accessible for street- and establishment-based trafficking. The significant, measurable reductions in minors sold for sex prove that IJM’s theory of change is no longer just a theory, but is an effective multi-faceted, and replicable model aimed at complete system reformation that effectively reduces the threat of violence for those most vulnerable for victimization.
Implementing IJM’s model for community protection has the potential to significantly reduce the likelihood of vulnerable children ever being victimized in the first place.