The PHC International Justice Mission Chapter

The PHC International Justice Mission Chapter A human rights agency for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and violent oppression.
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International Justice Mission lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to secure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to ensure that public justice systems - police, courts and laws - effectively protect the poor. History Founded in 1997, IJM began operations in response to a massive need. Historically, humanitarian and missions organizations worked faithfully and courageously to bring healthcare, education, food and other vital services to the global poor and others in need. But little had been done to actually restrain the oppressors who are a source of great harm to the vulnerable. Concerned by this need, a group of lawyers, human rights professionals and public officials launched an extensive study of the injustices witnessed by overseas missionaries and relief and development workers. This study, surveying more than 65 organizations and representing 40,000 overseas workers, uncovered a nearly unanimous awareness of abuses of power by police and other authorities in the communities where they served. Without the resources or expertise to confront the abuse and to bring rescue to the victims, these overseas workers required the assistance of trained public justice professionals. Gary Haugen, working as a lawyer at the U.S. Department of Justice and as the United Nations' Investigator in Charge in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, founded International Justice Mission as a response to this massive need. Today, IJM has grown to more than 400 lawyers, investigators, social wokers and other staff - approximately 95% of whom are nationals of the countries in which they serve. IJM's Response Today Through individual casework, IJM confronts aggressive human violence: violence that strips widows and orphans of their property and livelihoods, violence that steals dignity and health from children trafficked into forced prostitution, violence that denies freedom and security to families trapped in slavery. Violence against the poor is not driven by the overwhelming power of the perpetrators – it is driven by the vulnerability of the victims. This violence can be stopped when the power of the law is brought to bear on behalf of those who need it, and when people of good will contribute their financial and professional resources to insisting it stop. IJM's casework model combats victimization and violence on the level of the individual, and supports functioning public justice systems where the poor urgently need an advocate. IJM has been featured by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times of India, The Guardian, The New Yorker, Foreign Affairs, Christianity Today, Forbes Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, “The Today Show,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Dateline NBC,” MSNBC, CNN, BBC World News and many other outlets. Core Commitments In the tradition of heroic Christian leaders like abolitionist William Wilberforce and transformational leaders like Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King, Jr., IJM's staff stand against violent oppression in response to the Bible's call to justice (Isaiah 1:17): Seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow. IJM seeks to restore to victims of oppression the things that God intends for them: their lives, their liberty, their dignity, the fruits of their labor. By defending and protecting individual human rights, IJM seeks to engender hope and transformation for those it serves and restore a witness of courage in places of oppressive violence. IJM helps victims of oppression regardless of their religion, ethnicity, or gender. Moving Forward IJM has seen significant progress in its fight against oppression and injustice in the past 15 years and is embracing a bold vision forward for its next 15 years. IJM continues to build networks with aftercare and other social service and government providers to ensure long-term care of clients. IJM will continue to secure prosecutions of perpetrators and contribute to positive structural change through on-the-ground involvement with the casework, courts and people of local justice systems around the world. Learn more about IJM by following our latest news from the field and get involved with the work of justice today.

Mission: To rescue thousands, protect millions and prove that justice for the poor is possible.

09/21/2017

Hey everyone! We'll be meeting tonight at 8:00 in the BHC
Conference room. Hope to see you all there!

IJM Bake SaleCome out between 9-1pm to support the IJM club bake sale at the Purcellville Farmer's Market! We have doubl...
09/26/2015

IJM Bake Sale

Come out between 9-1pm to support the IJM club bake sale at the Purcellville Farmer's Market! We have double chocolate cookies, gluten free bites, five layer bars and much more!

Exodus Cry
03/26/2015

Exodus Cry

On this day in 1807 the Slave Trade Act passed, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire. It was a major victory for abolitionists and for William Wilberforce who led the campaign, having joined the cause of #abolition two decades earlier. We hope this victory continues to inspire every modern-day abolitionist.

Have you heard of M1:Zero?  Headed up by PHC alumni Sam Curet, M1:Zero is revolutionizing the human trafficking search a...
03/24/2015

Have you heard of M1:Zero? Headed up by PHC alumni Sam Curet, M1:Zero is revolutionizing the human trafficking search and rescue process by implementing groundbreaking technology. They use this technology to inform critical decision-making to better meet the needs of sustainable housing, financial empowerment, and the highest quality of rehabilitation services for human trafficking survivors.

Several PHC students have interned with M1:Zero. If you are interested in an internship yourself, contact Alexander Harden at 904-254-5838.

International Justice Mission
03/19/2015

International Justice Mission

#TBT to last fall, when these survivors of sex trafficking took their first steps in freedom. These women were rescued from a brothel a few weeks before this photo was taken. Today they are free to dream! #ThrowbackIJM

IJM Freedom tour
03/17/2015
IJM Freedom tour

IJM Freedom tour

IJM Freedom Tour - Seattle, Washington to Portland, Oregon   The IJM Tour will take the team on from Seattle, Washington to Portland, Oregon…

How Protecting Wildlife Helps Stop Child Labor And Slavery
03/11/2015
How Protecting Wildlife Helps Stop Child Labor And Slavery

How Protecting Wildlife Helps Stop Child Labor And Slavery

Food in supermarkets is increasingly connected to child labor and trafficking. Many laws aimed at ending these abuses overlook a key source of the problem: the rapid decline of fish and fauna.

"17 Afghan children rescued from human trafficking!Over the weekend, Indian authorities intercepted a van crossing the P...
03/10/2015
Human smuggling bid thwarted, 17 Afghan children rescued

"17 Afghan children rescued from human trafficking!

Over the weekend, Indian authorities intercepted a van crossing the Pakistani-Indian border with the children. They were 12-20 years old and were being taken to India as forced laborers.

LIKE to celebrate! Every child deserves freedom." ~ Made In A Free World

Children aged 12-20 were allegedly being taken to Islamabad and Rawalpindi for work.

The End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015 (EMSI):There's a new bill in the Senate that, if successful, would spearhe...
03/04/2015
End Modern Slavery Initiative | The Freedom Commons | International Justice Mission

The End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015 (EMSI):

There's a new bill in the Senate that, if successful, would spearhead the first global initiative to combat modern slavery through both public and private sectors. Find out more below!

Find IJM's petition to support the EMSI here:
http://freedomcommons.ijm.org/action-alert/end-modern-slavery-initiative

* The bill's stated purpose is to foster collaborative relationships between the U.S. government, private sector entities, and foreign governments to reduce modern slavery by 50% in targeted populations over the next 7 years.

* To this end, the bill's goal is to raise $1.5 billion, 80% of which would theoretically be supplied by matching funds from the private sector and foreign governments. The funds would go to either the EMSI Foundation (created by the bill) or other non-profits who meet its criteria of combating modern slavery (such as IJM).

* The bill defines modern slavery in 2 prongs, 1) sexual slavery/trafficking and 2) forced labor/trafficking for forced labor.

* The bill itself speaks of both eliminating impunity for traffickers and rescue/restoration for slavery victims. (The Board of Directors would include a survivor of modern slavery.)

Right now, the United States has the chance to launch a massive global initiative to end slavery. To get started, our elected officials need to know you care about people trapped in slavery and you want the U.S. to take action.

Patrick Henry College
03/02/2015

Patrick Henry College

PHC graduate Samuel Curet co-founded a brand new company called M1:Zero and offers internships in which students can be directly involved with the intelligence aspect of fighting domestic trafficking.

Read more: http://phc.edu/20150227_m1zero.php

END IT
02/26/2015

END IT

1200 kids said NO to modern day slavery at Aboretum Primary School in Richards Bay, South Africa today! #enditmovement

Sex Slaves on the Farm
02/22/2015
Sex Slaves on the Farm

Sex Slaves on the Farm

Sex trafficking flourishes where men work in isolation; lately, that’s meant even the dark corners of America’s farms.

Tenth Avenue North
02/18/2015

Tenth Avenue North

What great news from our friends at International Justice Mission.
Their team in India just rescued 333 people from slavery.
It's their second largest rescue operation ever.
#slavesnomore

Really neat opportunity from Restore Innocence!
02/01/2015

Really neat opportunity from Restore Innocence!

We are looking for bird cages for Wildflower Ranch to hang throughout the property, symbolic of the girls freedom! Any size or color is most welcome! We'd love it if you included a note to the girls too! Contact us at [email protected]!

International Sanctuary
01/25/2015

International Sanctuary

Start taking an active role in transforming the lives of survivors today! Survivor care includes education, medical care, emergency needs, job training and counseling - We can't do it without your help.

http://bit.ly/1sPHrQR

Human Trafficking Victim Has Emotional Reunion With Family, 24 Years After Abduction
01/25/2015
Human Trafficking Victim Has Emotional Reunion With Family, 24 Years After Abduction

Human Trafficking Victim Has Emotional Reunion With Family, 24 Years After Abduction

Sun Bin was able to hug his father and sister for the first time in 24 years on Tuesday, after being torn away from his family by child traffickers in 1991. After the 28-year-old Chinese man was abducted at a vegetable market in Sichuan province, ...

Samaritan's Purse
01/17/2015

Samaritan's Purse

These are our sisters. Let's pray for them and help prevent human trafficking around the world. http://bit.ly/1BDLbXo

What is the world’s fastest-growing crime?If you guessed human trafficking, you’d be right. A $150 billion black market,...
01/13/2015
Human Trafficking Is Still Globe's Fastest-Growing Crime Despite Increased Awareness

What is the world’s fastest-growing crime?

If you guessed human trafficking, you’d be right. A $150 billion black market, trafficking affects every community, including yours. Now is the time to act to prevent this problem from growing any larger.

READ the article and CHECK OUT our action center to get involved in the fight: madeinafreeworld.com/action

Federal officials may be paying closer attention to the dangers of human trafficking, but the crime remains an ever-growing illegal activity around the globe. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) said on Monday that an increase in employee traini...

12/03/2014
International Justice Mission

International Justice Mission

"We must shine a light on a dark, dark, dark subject that we have GOT to put a stop to it." Kathie Lee Gifford and our own president's wife, Jan, talk about how YOU can help end slavery with Dressember this December. #Dressember

"Today is the Int'l Day for the Abolition of Slavery!Isn't it sad that over 200 years after Wilberforce helped abolish t...
12/02/2014

"Today is the Int'l Day for the Abolition of Slavery!

Isn't it sad that over 200 years after Wilberforce helped abolish the British slave trade, we are still fighting to end modern slavery? But there's new hope... we're making it easier than ever for holiday shoppers to #GiveFRDM and help end slavery in supply chains!

VISIT www.madeinafreeworld.com/holiday and save up to 20% on gifts from the first 9 Made In A Free World companies! Make every holiday gift to your loved ones a gift to the world!"

Almost two hundred years later, and a continent away, this English abolitionist words still ring as true as ever.

www.madeinafreeworld.com/take_action

Powerful photos of modern slavery -- and human survival
11/10/2014
Powerful photos of modern slavery -- and human survival

Powerful photos of modern slavery -- and human survival

Since 2009, Lisa Kristine has been documenting the lives of people caught up in slavery. Her images are shocking, powerful, in-your-face. Yet they are also dignified portraits of those with no choi...

Greetings from Manila, Philipinees!!Today I spent the day visiting with those IJM rescues from the brutalities of sex tr...
11/05/2013
1 Step 1 Voice | The Freedom Commons | International Justice Mission

Greetings from Manila, Philipinees!!
Today I spent the day visiting with those IJM rescues from the brutalities of sex trafficking. It is for these girls that have no voice IJM fights. The sad reality is that sex trafficking happens in our country as well, leaving many voiceless. The good news is that you have a chance to step in and be that voice. On November 19th join us in calling our Representatives to let them know the fight against human trafficking matters.
http://freedomcommons.ijm.org/1-step-1-voice#take-action

The State Department Trafficking in Persons Office is the nerve center of U.S. anti-trafficking efforts worldwide. In addition to distributing grants to anti-trafficking NGOs around the world, this small, yet highly effective agency publishes the annual Trafficking in Persons Report—ranking 188 coun...

Happy Summer!!! I hope you all are enjoying time with your families and getting some rest before another school year...A...
06/24/2013
NorthStar

Happy Summer!!! I hope you all are enjoying time with your families and getting some rest before another school year...
As we se our eyes towards fall and the continued pursuit of Justice take a moment and check out this AWESOME conference that IJM is hosting in Atlanta on Agust 5th- 7th...
Speakers include Gary Haugen (founder of IJM) and Mary Frances Bowley ( author of The White Umbrella)...
If you are interested message me as I am working on logistical details to keep the cost down...
Thanks so much guys and let's continue to pursue justice together!
Alyssa Mundy

International Justice Mission (IJM) is a human rights organization that rescues victims of violence, sexual exploitation, slavery and oppression. IJM documents and monitors conditions of abuse and oppression, educates the church and public about the abuses and mobilizes intervention on behalf of vic...

04/04/2013
Joseph's Story

This is why we pray.
This is why we seek justice.

And this is why we are running, next Saturday at 8:45 AM!
Register here: http://www.phc.edu/5K_main.php

A False Charge. A Changed Life. -- Joseph's Story Joseph was just an innocent bystander—hit by a stray bullet when a riot broke out in his neighborhood in Ke...

Register today for our 3rd Annual Break the Chains 5K!Saturday, April 13.
03/18/2013
Patrick Henry College

Register today for our 3rd Annual Break the Chains 5K!
Saturday, April 13.

Individuals: $25 Students: $20 Families: $50

April 13.
03/13/2013

April 13.

"Two years ago, a convicted trafficker in India was let out of prison on bail. She went right back to the brothel busine...
01/17/2013
Mumbai Trafficker Will Return To Prison For Sex Trafficking Crimes

"Two years ago, a convicted trafficker in India was let out of prison on bail. She went right back to the brothel business. UNTIL NOW: A Mumbai court uphelds the ruling and justice is secured. LIKE to support advocacy that does not go away."

After two years of relentless advocacy, an Mumbai trafficker was escorted back to prison...

Excellent article by a PHC student on slavery and human trafficking. If you have any questions as to what modern slavery...
01/17/2013
Slavery and Human Trafficking in 2013

Excellent article by a PHC student on slavery and human trafficking. If you have any questions as to what modern slavery looks like and how to fight it, please read this article!

Introduction Reports and statistics from the UN, national governments, and politically diverse NGO’s demonstrate that human trafficking and slavery are as common today as they were during the years when transAtlantic slave trading was a legal enterprise. Estimates place the number of global victims ...

Article from a PHC alum about the horrors of suffering, oppression, and slavery in Les Mis - and how they reflect the sa...
01/11/2013
Les Miserables and Realism in Art: Don’t Turn Away | Field of Vision

Article from a PHC alum about the horrors of suffering, oppression, and slavery in Les Mis - and how they reflect the same horrors in our world today.

Les Miserables and Realism in Art: Don’t Turn AwayJan11 The day after Christmas, my husband and I went to see the film Les Misérables, the musical masterpiece based on Victor Hugo’s nineteenth-century French novel of law and grace, love, chaos, courage, and hope. Eight years ago, my heart was utterl...

01/11/2013

Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day!

Please remind your friends and family to be praying for the oppressed and enslaved today.

“Is this not the fast which I choose,
To loosen the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the bands of the yoke,
And to let the oppressed go free
And break every yoke?
Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry
And bring the homeless poor into the house;
When you see the naked, to cover him;
And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
Then your light will break out like the dawn,
And your recovery will speedily spring forth;
And your righteousness will go before you;
The glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
You will cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’"

Isaiah 58:6-9

Saw this picture on one of the desks today at IJM Headquarters -- just a reminder of each of the lives touched by the ho...
11/15/2012

Saw this picture on one of the desks today at IJM Headquarters -- just a reminder of each of the lives touched by the horrors of oppression, and of the work that IJM does to bring justice and new life.

At IJM with the group this evening! So blessed to work with these volunteers.Thank you to the students who came out! Y'a...
11/15/2012

At IJM with the group this evening! So blessed to work with these volunteers.

Thank you to the students who came out! Y'all are the best! :D

11/14/2012

Excited to head back to IJM Headquarters this evening for our 3rd volunteer night this semester! Thank you to everyone who's come out in the past!

I was reminded today of the incredible love and mercy of our Lord, and wanted to share this with you:

"For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe. He administers justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger, giving him food and clothing."
Deuteronomy 10:17-18

10/25/2012

Had an AMAZING time at IJM Headquarters this evening! Thank you to everyone who took time out of their crazy schedules to help out! You guys are amazing!!!

10/24/2012

Headed to IJM Headquarters tonight to volunteer -
Please pray the time will be a blessing, and that we will be productive and helpful workers!

“For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy,
Now I will arise,” says the Lord; "I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.”
- Psalm 12:5

10/10/2012

THANK YOU to everyone came out to the benefit concert! It is so amazing to see the work God is doing!

09/30/2012

Hello IJM Team!! We are 6 days away from the concert!!!! Tonight at 7:30 we will be gatehering for a time of intensive prayer as we seek God's blessing on the next week and weekend. I would love to see as many of you as possible this evening!! Let's continue to surrender the concert up to Him!

In a world where the average age of entry into sex trafficking in the US is 13 what can we do? Tomorrow night we have a ...
09/23/2012
Nefarious: Merchant of Souls | A Documentary on the Global Sex Trade

In a world where the average age of entry into sex trafficking in the US is 13 what can we do? Tomorrow night we have a chance to find out at a sereening of the documentary of Nefarious: Merchant Of Souls!!!!
We have a team coming from Exodus Cry the makers of the documentary and they are super excitd!!
Find out more and watch the trailer at: http://nefariousdocumentary.com/

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls is the first of three hard-hitting, feature-length documentaries that expose the disturbing trends of modern sex slavery and offer hope for its abolition.

09/16/2012

Hello All! Tonight we willl be having our weekly prayer meeting at 7:30 in the BHC Conference Room. We are 3 weeks away from the concert and have a lot to pray/ praise God for so please come join us as we dedicate this event to him!!
Prayer Points:
- Publicity: the legal details are done, now we need the world to hear about the concert!
- Flexability: There are so many last minute details and unforseen circumstances that we need to let go of and trust God in.
-Simplicity: That this concert may glorify God, present the Gosple, and celebrate His work in the world. This is our prayer and deepest desire!

09/15/2012

Hello All!!!
Anyone desiring to help set up for the IJM Silent Auction should plan on meeting in front of the BHC at 5:15. If you wish to stay for the entire event (7:30-9:00) we request that you wear black and white with red accents. If you wish to just help with set up we will provide rides back to campus. Thank you so much and I apologize for the last minute nature of this!!!

09/09/2012

Hey Guys! I apologize for the late notice, but we will be having a prayer meeting tonight for the IJM Club at 7:30pm. Our focus for tonight will be praising Him for the success of yesterday's event and praying for the details of the Silent Auction on the 15th.
Thanks for all of your support! See you there!

It would be awesome to get a team together to attend the Stop Modern Slavery Walk, on Saturday Sept. 29. Let me know if ...
09/06/2012
2012 DC Stop Modern Slavery Walk - Home

It would be awesome to get a team together to attend the Stop Modern Slavery Walk, on Saturday Sept. 29.

Let me know if you're interested in going! Please share with your friends! :)

2012 DC Stop Modern Slavery Walk

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