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BHR CHARITY PARTNER

BHR Charity Partner: 
International Justice Mission

Impact Business Law partners with International Justice Mission, the largest anti-slavery organization in the world. IJM’s goal is to end slavery in our lifetime. IJM is working towards this audacious goal by rescuing victims, bringing criminals to justice, restoring survivors, and strengthening justice systems around the world. In addition to forced labour slavery, which is Impact Business Law’s primary focus, IJM works in the areas of sex trafficking (including the online sexual exploitation of children), general sexual violence against children, citizenship rights abuse, police abuse of power, and land theft. 

50 million people were living in modern slavery in 2021 – 10 million more than in 2021. 28 million were in forced labour. 86% of forced labour is found in the private sector – 23% in forced commercial sexual exploitation and 63% in other sectors.
 
International Labour Organization - https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_855019/lang--en/index.htm

IJM partners with local authorities in 24 program offices in 14 countries – including Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Thailand, Cambodia, India, the Philippines, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Bolivia. Impact Business Law’s founder formerly worked for IJM Canada and is now a member of IJM Canada’s board of directors. She has had the opportunity to see IJM’s work in Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala, Thailand, Cambodia, Kenya, and Rwanda.

You can learn more and follow IJM Canada:

IJM Features:

Meet Anu George Canjanathoppil (now IJM Canada’s CEO) in her panel with Walmart’s senior VP of responsible sourcing from the early days of their collaboration.   

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Join Tyler Chisholm on his Collisions YYC podcasts with IJM leaders.

Listen to IJM’s Finding Ruby #fightofmylife series – a six-part immersive podcast experience that journeys with Ruby through the hell of an online sex trafficking den and out again to the light of justice, healing, and restoration.

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