Field Update

JVI and Local Partner Empower Women to Combat Sex Trafficking, Child Labor & Child Marriage 

West Bengal – EASTERN INDIA Several weeks ago, Ms. Sanju Singh, JVI lawyer, and Ms. Soma Di, Executive Director of Sudprava Panchshila Mahil Udyog Samity (SPMUS), joined forces to provide legal literacy training for nearly fifty women fighting human trafficking in their local communities in Murshidabad, and other districts of

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186 Find Freedom from Generations of Bonded Slavery

MADHUBANI, INDIA January 22, 2015 186 men, women and children (including 38 families) were freed from multi-generational bonded slavery in northern India, close to the Nepal border.  After weeks of following up on a tip that there was a large number of families held captive as agricultural bonded laborers in

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Ten Children Rescued from Forced Slavery in Central Delhi

New Delhi, India December 17, 2014 Just a week before Christmas, ten child bonded laborers, trafficked from rural Northern India, were rescued in central New Delhi.  Justice Ventures International (JVI) and its valued partner, Salaam Baalak Trust (SBT), working closely with government officials, rescued ten children (ages 12 – 19) from a life of forced

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167 Rescued from Multi-Generational Bonded Slavery in India

Bihar, India October 14, 2014 Two weeks ago, 167 men, women and children were freed in Justice Ventures International’s (JVI) largest bonded labor rescue to date in Bihar, India.   A joint rescue team comprised of members from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), local government officials, JVI, and one of JVI’s

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Twenty-Two Children Rescued from Hazardous Conditions in Ten Bakeries

June 11, 2014 Preet Vihar, Delhi, India – Twenty-two children were rescued from harsh, bonded labour conditions in ten different bakeries. These children came to Delhi from Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal in search of a better life, but were deceived into working in unhygienic and hazardous conditions for more than

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