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Bringing Relief To Survivors of Human Trafficking During COVID-19 Lockdown In India

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in India promptly led to a national lockdown. With factories and other work-places shut down, millions of migrant workers dealt with multiple hardships in the form of loss of income, food shortage, unemployment and uncertainty about their future. Additionally, thousands of them were either stranded or had to walk …

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JVI’s New e-Justice Resource Center In Action

Thanks to your support, JVI’s new e-Justice Resource Center is increasing rapid dissemination of information throughout our network of partners to ensure timely access to advocacy manuals, legal resources and professional development training from subject matter experts.  The JVI team is pleased to report that dozens of training sessions have been completed in recent months …

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Over 360 Children Vulnerable to Trafficking Intercepted

According to the National Crime Records Bureau, every eight minutes a child goes missing in India. A large number of children are often kidnapped at railway stations, interstate bus terminals and other transit points. The Transit Monitoring Unit (TMU) was set up by JVI in collaboration with its local partner, EFICOR, and Love Justice International to …

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13 Young Women Rescued In “Happy Land”

“Happy Land Park and Resorts” sounds like a fun family vacation destination, but, there’s nothing happy about this place! Located close to  Kolkata, India on the banks of the Hooghly River, it is actually a hot spot for commercial sexual exploitation of children.  On September 22, JVI and local partner Freedom Firm worked together with …

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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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