Jillian Sisneroz

68 Rescued From Generational Bonded Labor

After weeks of planning with  the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the District Labor Department of Gaya in the State of Bihar, JVI and one of its local partners conducted an agricultural bonded labor rescue intervention in the village of Telha. Leading up to the rescue, 68 individuals were identified representing 16 families belonging to …

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Prevention Training Saves Teen Girl In Nepal

JVI Nepal provides services to sex trafficking victims and those at risk in and around Kathmandu and other districts where there is a high prevalence of trafficking. In particular, JVI is working to stymie cross-border trafficking of women and children into Bihar and West Bengal, India for the primary purpose of commercial sexual exploitation. Recently, …

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Sweeping Changes to Come for India’s Minimum Wage Laws

India has begun a massive undertaking to reform and unify its labor law system. In India today, laws governing minimum wages can vary widely from state to state. In addition, only specified types of employment are covered by the statutory minimum wage, leaving many workers outside the protection of the law. JVI’s work with bonded …

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JVI’s Growing Justice Network

In order to combat human trafficking and improve access to justice and legal services for survivors, JVI is  developing a justice network in India and Nepal, linking local and global advocates to protect the vulnerable from abuse and oppression. JVI’s growing justice network consists of nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government officials. JVI equips and strengthens …

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Advocating for Citizen’s Rights in Bihar, India

JVI is pleased to announce the release of our latest publication: Advocating for Citizen’s Rights, A Manual for Bihar (2020 Edition). This manual is part of a series of toolkits JVI has created to provide individuals, NGOs, and lawyers information and practical tools to advocate for citizens’ rights in a variety of areas – from …

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35 Rescued From Bonded Labor

On November 10th, 2019 JVI along with one of our local partners, government officials and local authorities rescued 35 bonded labor victims (8 families) from agricultural bondage in Chakai, Bihar, India.  Chakai is a large village located in Jokihat Block of Araria district, Bihar. During the course of inquiry all laborers gave very strong and cogent statements and expressed …

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Three Boys Rescued From Child Slavery

On November 28th, 2019 JVI partnered with Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief (EFICOR), the local Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) and the police to conduct a rescue intervention of three boys from illegal bonded child labor in a zari (embroidery) facility in southeast Delhi. The boys were trafficked from villages along the West Bengal …

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