10 Children Rescued from Forced Labor

Children in forced labor

North Delhi, India
Less than a week ago today, JVI and its local partners working alongside government officials rescued ten children trapped in small establishments where they were forced to make bags, caps, baked goods, and bind books for 12-14 hours a day.  These children, ages 11 to 17, were tricked into traveling to Delhi by traffickers promising them well-paying jobs to help support their families back in their villages in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.  Instead, they found themselves working for little pay and living in squalid, dimly lit small rooms with poor sanitation and poor ventilation, exposed to toxic fumes.  A government official at the rescue stated “There is a clear violation of labor laws and necessary action will be taken against the employers”.  Today, JVI and its aftercare partners are working closely to reunite these children with their families, where appropriate, and helping them to gain access to education and a better life.

*This rescue was conducted with the generous support of IJM.

All content and images are the property of JVI © 2015.

Share this story of rescue with your friends:

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on email

Check out more stories of freedom and restoration

Justice: The Order Love Requires

Justice can be defined as the exercise of power and authority to order society according to God’s standards.  Loving actions may take place in an evil society, such as a slave society. But, if the order of society is not

Read More »

Rescued at 13-Years Old, Weighing 44 Pounds

On October 18th, JVI and one of its local partners collaborated with the police to rescue five females (four minors and one adult) from a brothel in the northern Indian state of Bihar where they were confined and forced into

Read More »

Join us to transform lives and change oppressed communities, for good.