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2nd Summer of Freedom Campaign

This month, as we celebrate the great freedom we have here in America, we also celebrate the new freedom of thousands of men, women, and children rescued from human trafficking and other forms of extreme injustice by JVI and our justice partners. JVI works in poor and oppressed communities where

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Leadership Updates

JVI Appoints Two New Board Members We are pleased to welcome Asha Matthews to our board. Asha is Chief Counsel for Regulation at the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). Prior to joining the DOC, Asha served as Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

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Seven Boys Rescued From Slavery

On June 19th 2019, a team consisting of JVI, local partner EFICOR, and police officials rescued seven boys from child slavery in Karawal Nagar, in North East Delhi, India. The victims, between the ages of 12 and 17 years old, were trafficked from the state of Bihar. The children were

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Six Women Rescued From Brothel

On May 30th, 2019 JVI collaborated with local police and one of our local partners, to rescue six females (four minors) from a brothel in a small town in East India. JVI has been collaborating with multiple partners in this high prevalence area for human trafficking to bring rescue and

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59 Rescued From Forced Labor In Brick Kiln

On May 29th 2019, JVI and one of its local partners coordinated with police to rescue 59 victims from forced labor slavery from a brick kiln in Sonipat, Haryana (located on the outskirts of Delhi). The victims were trafficked from Jehanabad, Gaya and Murshidabad in Bihar. Those rescued represented 15

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Six Minors Rescued From Sex Trafficking

The Global Slavery Index estimates that 8 million trafficking victims live within India’s borders. The eastern state of Bihar ranks among the highest states for human trafficking.  Bihar is an area where JVI works to bring freedom, justice and restoration to the vulnerable and oppressed. On May 14th 2019, JVI

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29 Rescued From Forced Labor Slavery

On May 9th, 2019, JVI and one of its local partners collaborated with police and local government officials to free 29 victims from forced labor slavery at a brick kiln in northern India.  Among the families rescued were 16 minors (9 boys, 7 girls) who were also forced to work in the brick kiln

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Generations Changed Through Rescue

On April 7th, 2019 JVI rescued mothers Soniya* and Janna* in Kathmandu, Nepal from sex trafficking. Both mothers were being trafficked by a brothel Madam and their young daughters were at high risk for future  exploitation.  The rescue investigation originally started in the red-light area of Sonagachi in Kolkata where

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38 Boys Rescued From Labor Trafficking

Aatif* grew up in a small village in West Bengal where he regularly attended school till the 6th grade. At the age of 13 years, Aatif was forced to drop out of school to look for work because neither of his parents were able to earn money. Aatif’s mother contracted

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