Communicating Freedom in the Philippines
Organized by: MaryCatherine Freeman
Hi there! My name is Mary Catherine. I am 21 years old and a senior at Elon University. I recently accepted a position as a Communications Fellow with International Justice Mission. I have been assigned to work in their Cebu, Phillippines office for one year starting this July; but first, I'm going to need a little bit of help getting there!
HOW YOU CAN HELP TODAY:
DONATE NOW: to financially support me during my year abroad. 100% of the donations raised will be used to pay for my transportation to and from the Philippines, as well as all of my living expenses while in Cebu.
PRAY: Become a prayer supporter and actively pray for:
1. IJM clients, 2. The IJM Team, 3. Me
SHARE THIS CAMPAIGN: Help spread the word by sharing this link on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or any other social media outlets that you use. Also, if you know of anyone (individuals, businesses, ect.) that might want to get involved, ask them to contact me.
JOIN ME ON THIS JOURNEY: By supporting me in this mission, you are joining the fight against human trafficking. Follow me on Instagram to stay updated as I prepare to embark on this new adventure with IJM.
ADVOCATE: Find out more about IJM and what I'll be doing in the Philippines below, and check out IJM's website to find out how you can get more involved in the fight against human trafficking.
LEARN MORE: Click below!
What is International Justice Mission?
IJM is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization composed of Christian attorneys, social workers, criminal investigators, and support staff. IJM works in countries around the world to protect the poor from violence by rescuing victims, bringing the criminals to justice, restoring survivors to safety and strength and helping local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts. In order to do this, IJM carefully investigates situations of abuse and partners with local officials to free victims from their immediate situations of danger. After the victims have been freed, IJM seeks to address the root of the problem by prosecuting the perpetrators in local court systems and empowering communities to make structural changes that can prevent such abuses in the future. IJM also works with aftercare providers to help the newly freed victims adjust to a life that is very different from their past oppressive experiences.
To learn more about how IJM is making lasting world change, check out: https://www.ijm.org/who-we-are
The work that IJM is doing in the Philippines is making a differnece in a real and tangible way! After four years of IJM’s partnership with local authorities in Cebu, the Philippines, outside auditors documented a stunning 79% decrease in the availability of children for commercial sex.
To learn more about IJM's impact in the Philippines, check out: https://www.ijm.org/projectlantern
My primary role as a Communications Fellow will be that of a story teller. Functioning as an internal, entrepreneurial reporter, I will be working to tell stories in a way that empowers survivors, while also inspiring audiences to action.