International Justice Mission

Washington, DC |

International Justice Mission is an international, non-governmental 501(c) organization focused on human rights, law and law enforcement. Founded in 1997 by lawyer Gary Haugen of the United States, it is based in Washington, D.C.. All IJM employees are required to be practicing Christians; 94% are nationals of the countries they work in.

IJM works to combat sex trafficking, child sexual assault, cybersex trafficking, forced labor slavery, property grabbing, and police abuse of power, and addresses citizenship rights of minorities. The bulk of IJM's work focuses on sex trafficking. IJM's close coordination with third-world police agencies and the resulting arrests and deportations of sex workers have generated criticism from human rights and sex worker organizations over its mission and tactics.

It has 5 international offices in Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany and Australia.