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Washington, D.C. -- Human rights organization International Justice Mission has received a $5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create a replicable model for combating sex trafficking and slavery. The initiative, named Project Lantern, will allow International Justice Mission to open a new office in a community affected by trafficking. Where trafficking flourishes, victims are at greater risk of infection with the HIV/AIDS virus. IJM will develop a model for working with local law enforcement officials in fighting trafficking in that community that will then be shared with stakeholders in the anti-trafficking community to be replicated around the globe.