International Justice Mission

International Justice Mission

March 06, 2009 10:15 ET

International Justice Mission to be Featured on CTV W-5 Airdate: Saturday, March 7, 7 Pm EST

Program to address Canada's efforts to combat sex tourism and sexual exploitation abroad

LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 6, 2009) - Canada's leading investigative news program CTV W-5 will feature the work of International Justice Mission (IJM) in a segment to be aired on Saturday, March 7 at 7 pm EST. IJM is an international human rights agency that secures justice for victims of sexual exploitation, slavery and other forms of violent oppression.

The piece, reported by veteran investigative correspondent Victor Malarek, will address Canada's efforts to combat sex tourism and sexual exploitation abroad. IJM Founder and President Gary Haugen will feature in the segment.

"IJM is working to address the violent sexual exploitation of children in desperate situations around the world. It turns out that a small number of Canadians are travelling abroad to victimize vulnerable children in contexts where authorities seem to lack the resources to effectively police the situation" said Jamie McIntosh, executive director of International Justice Mission Canada (IJM Canada), an affiliate of IJM. "We were pleased to have the opportunity to work with Canadian officials in the Donald Bakker case to obtain the first criminal conviction of a Canadian for sexual offenses committed against children abroad. We hope the heightened attention W-5 is bringing to this sort of abuse will fuel Canada's efforts to fight the international exploitation of children."

For more information on the work of IJM, please visit IJM Canada's website at

International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM's multi-national staff works in 12 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America to ensure that the global poor are protected from violent forms of oppression by their countries' own laws. IJM's founding principle is the defense and protection of individual human rights for all people by bringing the law to bear on their behalf and by prosecuting perpetrators who violate local and international laws.

IJM's lawyers, investigators and social workers partner with local officials to respond to violent oppression by ensuring immediate victim relief; pursuing perpetrator prosecution; providing aftercare for victims as they navigate the complex process of rebuilding their lives.

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