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Trafficker Apprehended & Victims Rescued in Brothel Raid

On July 18, 2020, a rescue intervention conducted by the local police in Begusarai, Bihar with the support of JVI partners led to the rescue of two sex trafficking victims. Police authorities acted on confidential information that a man was operating a brothel and engaging in the trafficking of minor girls from neighboring districts and …

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12 Minors Rescued From Sex Trafficking During COVID-19 Lockdown

As the U.S. celebrates our 244th year of independence this month, Seema*, a minor from a small village in Bangladesh, celebrated her new-found freedom as well. Sixteen-year-old Seema lived in a village in Barisal, Bangladesh where her father, Raju, worked as a farmer earning only Rs. 3,000 ($40) a month. Raju squandered most of his …

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67 Rescued from Bonded Labor in Brick Kiln

Recently, during the COVID-19 lockdown in India, JVI and one of its local partners secured orders from the National Human Rights Commission directing local authorities in the state of Uttar Pradesh to free bonded laborers trapped in forced labor slavery in a brick kiln.  The local authorities took action, bringing freedom to 67 children, women …

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15 Boys Rescued From Forced Labor

In April of 2019, an employer promised 10-year-old Dinesh* a job to help him support his family. The employer promised his parents that he would have safe working conditions and good pay. Dinesh moved from Bihar, India to Delhi and began his job of selling water to daily commuters along a busy highway. Dinish stood on a stool serving water to automobile/truck drivers, rickshaw …

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