Rights-Based Advocacy

New Law Offers Additional Protections to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

To address the ineffectiveness of The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act of 1989, the Indian Parliament recently passed an amendment that provides additional protection to scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs). Under the amendment bill, state governments are required to establish courts that exclusively hear cases

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Four Rescued from Forced Labor Slavery in Delhi, India

Delhi, India – As afternoon fades, hundreds of chattering schoolchildren make their way home down the narrow by lanes of Bharampuri, a neighborhood in North East Delhi. In stark contrast, toiling in some of the unregulated small businesses that dot the neighborhood are hundreds of child laborers whose day is nowhere near ending. Forced to work for up to 10

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Bombay High Court Issues New Guidelines in Sex Trafficking Cases

Ruling will help prevent accused from absconding “I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by men, from the cruelty of men.”   from Freedom Firm vs. Commissioner of Police, Pune & Ors, quoting Mahatma Gandhi Mumbai: On October 30, 2015, the High Court of Bombay

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Training in China

Over 100 trained in Beijing

Justice Ventures International (JVI) is working to bring freedom, justice and restoration to migrant men, women and children living in Beijing, China. Over 200 million people from China’s rural areas have flooded the cities in a quest for better employment opportunities. But these migrant communities often suffer from oppressive and illegal working conditions

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JVI Helps Family Win Wrongful Eviction Case

Mumbai, India Along with rescues and restoration efforts for human trafficking victims, Justice Ventures International (JVI) also pursues justice for the urban poor. Approximately 1 billion people worldwide live in slums, without access to decent housing, electricity, sanitation, work or education.  In India alone, more than 65 million people live

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