Every day, innocent people are beaten, raped and abused as slaves. Today, more than 40 million people live in slavery.
The International Justice Mission (IJM) works around the world to help free people, especially youth and young children trapped in slavery and work on ways to save the poor from brutal violence in the developing world including the Philippines.
Speaking on CKJS 810 Radio, IJM Philippine National Director Sam Inocencio said eight in 10 victims rescued from on-line sexual exploitation are minors, majority of them are 12 years old or younger, with some of them as young as two months.
Two presentations will take place in Winnipeg. There will also be Q&A session of panelists to follow. Event takes place at: Church of the Rock, Buffalo Place, Jan 20, 2019 Sunday from 3:30 to 5PM and at Philippine Centre of Manitoba , 737 Keewatin on Jan 21, 2019 from 7 to 8:30PM.
Admission is FREE of charge.Aside from Sam, other panelists include Sgt. Rob Collins, former Saskatchewan ICE officer and current Head of Missing Persons Unit in Regina; Leila Castro, Community Activist, foster parent and Founder of 204 Neighbourhood Watch; Joy Smith, former Member of Parliament and current Founder & President of the Joy Smith Foundation; and Catherine Chabbert, Senior Child Protection Analyst, Cybertip.ca
Sam leads the Philippines’ two field offices in rescuing and restoring children who are victims of Online Sexual Exploitation (OSEC).Since starting as a lawyer for IJM Manila in 2003, Sam has helped hundreds of children and women receive justice in court, making justice possible for impoverished families who could not have afforded such strong advocacy on their own.
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