India

15 Rescued in International Human Trafficking Case

Bihar, India Fatima* was only an infant when she lost her father to alcohol addiction. Growing up in Nepal, Fatima’s family struggled to make ends meet. Her mother made the difficult decision to accept a job abroad, separating her from 9-year-old Fatima and her siblings, who remained in Nepal in

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13 Boys Rescued Out of Bonded Child Labor

Delhi, India   On September 1, 2018, Justice Ventures International (JVI) partnered with Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief (EFICOR) and the local police to conduct the rescue of thirteen boys from illegal bonded child labor. The victims were rescued from two sites of a residential area in southeast

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Summer of Freedom: How 18 Years of Slavery Came to an End

This August, just days before India celebrated its Independence Day (August 15th), Manoj* and his family began their own celebration of freedom, after living the last 18 years as bonded laborers on a farm in northern India. In the year 2000, the family faced a financial crisis. Manoj and his

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Summer of Freedom: Bringing Hope to the Slums of Mumbai

Over half of Mumbai’s citizens live in oppressive and abusive slum communities. Imagine living with a family of five or more in a tiny one room shelter that has no running water or toilet, in a rat-infested neighborhood where garbage is piled on the streets and open sewers run through the area where your

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Summer of Freedom: New Hope after a Life of Bonded Labor

Himachel Pradesh, India Before the sun rose above the Himalayan range and over the small town of Keylong, 17-year-old Krishna* was already out on the mountainside gathering grass to feed his owner’s cows. While the village was still asleep, Krishna made his way over to the farm, where he spent the majority of

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Four Girls Rescued from Domestic Slavery

This June, four minor girls walked free after years of forced labor and brutal abuse. Justice Ventures International (JVI) worked with its partner (EFICOR) and local government officials to conduct two rescue operations in Delhi, India. Ashna* told us she was not allowed to leave the house where she was

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12 Year-Old Girl Rescued from Child Marriage

West Bengal, India Kavita*, a 12 year-old girl living in rural West Bengal, was rescued from child marriage by JVI and partner organization Suprava Panchashila Mahila Uddyog Samity (SPMUS). Although the Indian Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) states that the marriage of a girl under 18 years of age

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**NEW FOLLOW UP** 12 Children Rescued From Bonded Slavery

**UPDATED** New Delhi, India Justice Ventures International (JVI) collaborated with Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief (EFICOR) and the local police to conduct the rescue of twelve minors from illegal bonded child labor in Seelampur, North East Delhi. The children, some as young as 10 years of age, had been trafficked

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