Helping Hands Series (4): International Justice Mission
As we all know, May 1 is International Workers’ Day (also known as May Day and Labor Day). So I thought I should dedicate this week’s posts to the countless people who have committed their labours so selflessly for change, who have extended a helping hand to this ailing world. When we watch the news, we often just see the bad that happens around the world, so I thought I’d highlight a tiny sample of the good that happens everyday in every corner of the world.
I have chosen to symbolize these efforts as a hand, a ‘helping hand’ and the design changes everyday depending on the field where help and good is being extended.
Today I salute the International Justice Mission (IJM) for making a difference in the world by rescuing victims of abuse one case at a time.
|The Helping Hands of the International Justice Mission
-making a difference in the world
by rescuing victims of abuse one case at a time
Digital collage by Paulina Constancia
thermal camera/xray effect
International Justice Mission (IJM)
IJM seeks to make public justice systems work for victims of abuse and oppression who urgently need the protection of the law.
Collaborative Casework Model
IJM investigators, lawyers and social workers intervene in individual cases of abuse in partnership with state and local authorities.
By pushing individual cases of abuse through the justice system from the investigative stage to the prosecutorial stage, IJM determines the specific source of corruption, lack of resources, or lack of good will in the system denying victims the protection of their legal systems. In collaboration with local authorities, IJM addresses these specific points of brokenness to meet the urgent needs of victims of injustice.
IJM seeks 4 outcomes on behalf of those they serve;namely:
Victim Relief, Perpetrator Accountability, Survivor Aftercare, Structural Transformation