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IJM Donates Equipment and Renews Supports to DSWD-7


Synergize efforts between the International Justice Mission (IJM) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-7) was renewed recently to help survivor-victims of human trafficking in Central Visayas.

IJM re-inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with DSWD-7 to further assist the agency efforts in protecting trafficked women and children particularly in rescuing victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.

The MOA signing and turn-over ceremony was held recently at the DSWD Regional Office and was attended by different Local Government Units (LGUs) in Metro Cebu. It was also witnessed by partner Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) like Good Shepherd, My Home, My Father’s House and My Refuge House

“IJM had been our reliable partner in rescuing trafficked person for the past years. They augment us with legal services for our clients and provides logistic support for the DSWD’s HerSpace”, said Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat.

IJM donated some equipment and fixtures which included a 32-inch television with DVD player and stand, 8 cubic refrigerator, 5 air-conditioning units, some cabinets, chairs, tables, beds and computer at the DSWD’s HerSpace as a support in operating the facility.

HerSpace is a diagnostic center operated and maintained by the government through DSWD which serves a temporary shelter for women and girls who are victims of commercial sex trafficking. The center provides initial psycho-social assessment, affidavit taking, legal counselling, birth verification, referrals for medical services, defusing as well as stress debriefing sessions. (PR – Kerwin Macopia)

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