• Title: Terrify No More: Young Girls Held Captive and the Daring Undercover Operation to Win Their Freedom
  • Author: Gary A. Haugen, Gregg Hunter
  • Released: 2010-06-15
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 264
  • ISBN: 1595559809
  • ISBN13: 978-1595559807
  • ASIN: 1595559809
From Publishers Weekly Haugen, president of the Christian humanitarian organization International Justice Mission, peoples this account of IJM's efforts to rescue young girls from forced prostitution in Svay Pak, Cambodia, with larger-than-life heroes and villains. Written with the aid of communications consultant Hunter, the story, played for all its terrible drama, tells of girls sold into sex slavery by their families or tricked into it by the promise of legitimate work. IJM members, posing as customers, infiltrated the brothels, interviewed the girls and later staged successful rescue operations. Haugen credits the success of his work to God ("I believe we all yearn for the joy that arrives... when we find our own active place in the struggle against evil and discover the transforming power of life the Divine has granted to mere mortals") and shrugs off doubters ("Some Christians are uncomfortable with the idea that God has been in a dark, repulsive brothel.... Our investigators are not only comfortable with the idea—it's a truth they count on"). Haugen describes other IJM victories, including a raid on a South Asia brick kiln that relies on slave labor, but the focus is on the sex trade and the palpable zeal with which IJM fights it.
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About the Author

GARY HAUGEN is the president and founder of International Justice Mission, a non-profit human rights organization that investigates and intervenes on behalf of victims of oppression. Haugen received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, and his J.D. from the University of Chicago, cum laude, where he was the Ford Foundation Scholar in International Law. He is a former UN war-crimes investigator, and now lives with his wife, Jan, and their four children in the Washington D.C. area.

GREGG HUNTER is a communications consultant in Washington, D.C. He formerly served on the President's Cabinet at Young Life heading up all communications efforts internationally. Hunter is also co-founder of Hunter Communications, a marketing and communications firm. He has been married for 20 years and lives in the Washington D.C. area with his wife, Penny and their two sons.

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