Sisters Lured By Traffickers With False Promises

Sisters Renu (18) and Seema (10)* lived in a village in Howrah, West Bengal with their parents. As the elder sister, it was Renu’s responsibility to accompany Seema to and from school. Their parents worked as daily wage laborers but understood the value of education and worked hard to ensure their daughters attended school. Unfortunately, in March 2020, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the country went into complete lockdown. As a result, factories, workplaces, businesses and all educational institutions were

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Sisters Lured By Traffickers With False Promises

Sisters Renu (18) and Seema (10)* lived in a village in Howrah, West Bengal with their parents. As the elder sister, it was Renu’s responsibility to accompany Seema to and from school. Their parents worked as daily wage laborers but …

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Swift Action Among Partners Leads To Rescue Of 14-Year Old Boy

View Post Advocacy plays a major role in JVI’s approach to bringing justice to those suffering from human trafficking and other forms of extreme injustice. Through advocacy, JVI not only trains officials on how to handle human trafficking cases, but …

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JVI Justice Partner Spotlight: EFICOR

JVI is a justice partnership organization. Partnership is the heart of our work.  By partnering with local justice organizations, we combine greater skills, innovation and cultural understanding to design justice solutions that work.  By partnering we reduce costs and redundancy …

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2020 Brought New Hope & Freedom To Thousands Suffering From Injustice

2020 was a year like no other. India and Nepal, two places where JVI has a strong presence, went on lockdown in March due to the pandemic. With factories and other workplaces shut down, millions of migrant workers dealt with …

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Five Minor Boys Fall Prey To Traffickers During COVID-19 Lockdown In India

In recent years, India has strengthened its laws on child labor, but in the past six months, with COVID-19 taking a toll on the economy, that work has started to unravel. “Children have never faced such a crisis,” said 2014 …

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Hope for a better life.

Govind and his wife Lata lived in a small village in Jehanabad, Bihar, where they worked as daily wage laborers. Their family did not own a house and lived with one of their relatives. With mounting pressure from those relatives and a …

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Give Freedom This Christmas; JVI’s Gift Catalog

What does it mean to seek justice for the poor and oppressed in today’s world? Some theologians have argued that the focus of justice is limited to accountability or retribution and that concepts of restoration and transformation are not really …

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Virtual Legal Aid Clinics Support Urban Justice Initiative

As part of JVI’s Urban Justice Initiative in Mumbai, in November, JVI and its local partners launched a series of  virtual legal aid clinics working through our e-Justice Resource Center. The purpose of these clinics was to provide free legal services …

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Family Falls Prey To Traffickers During Pandemic

Following the COVID-19 lockdown in India, resumption of economic activities has led to scarce job opportunities as many daily wage laborers are in need of work. One couple, Raju* and Neelam*, managed to find work in a brick kiln. However, …

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Hope for a better life.

Govind and his wife Lata lived in a small village in Jehanabad, Bihar, where they worked as daily wage laborers. Their family did not own a house and lived with one of their relatives. With mounting pressure from those relatives and a

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Trapped Since Age 8

On December 11th 2019, JVI assisted local partners in rescuing 13-year-old Chandni* from a household where she was forced to work as a domestic helper. Chandni was only 8 years old when she was trafficked from Jharkhand to Delhi for

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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

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Five 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

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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)

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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

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JVI Justice Partner Spotlight: EFICOR

JVI is a justice partnership organization. Partnership is the heart of our work.  By partnering with local justice organizations, we combine greater skills, innovation and cultural understanding to design justice solutions that work.  By partnering we reduce costs and redundancy

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34 Children Rescued From Child Slavery

On November 17th, 2020 Justice Ventures International (JVI) along with partner NGO EFICOR and local administration raided two leather bag manufacturing factories in Nabi Karim, Delhi where 34 trafficked children were rescued from forced child labor. The children were trafficked

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