New JVI Resource: Advocating for Citizens’ Rights In Maharashtra

India has a surprising number of government services available to its residents. Many of these services are, by right, available to the poor residents of villages and urban slums. Unfortunately, many poor residents are not able to access these services due to:  lack of knowledge about the entitlement;  lack of identity documents and confidence in approaching government officials;  corruption and caste-based discrimination. JVI’s latest publication is part of a series created to provide community residents, NGO staff, and lawyers the

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New JVI Resource: Advocating for Citizens’ Rights In Maharashtra

India has a surprising number of government services available to its residents. Many of these services are, by right, available to the poor residents of villages and urban slums. Unfortunately, many poor residents are not able to access these services …

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161 Victims of Human Trafficking Intercepted At Transit Points

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. In recent months JVI, along with …

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28 Families Now Free

In August 2020, 28 families (97 people) from Bihar were trafficked to work in slavery as bonded laborers at a brick kiln in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state. The families, including children, were forced to work in extreme conditions, often more …

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JVI Partners With Innovative Technology Company

India has many national and local government programs available to assist the poor and marginalized with basic necessities like water, sanitation, housing, education, and job training, helping them secure a foothold toward greater self-reliance. However, navigating the system to access these entitlements …

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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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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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28 Families Now Free

In August 2020, 28 families (97 people) from Bihar were trafficked to work in slavery as bonded laborers at a brick kiln in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state. The families, including children, were forced to work in extreme conditions, often more

Read More »

JVI Partners With Innovative Technology Company

India has many national and local government programs available to assist the poor and marginalized with basic necessities like water, sanitation, housing, education, and job training, helping them secure a foothold toward greater self-reliance. However, navigating the system to access these entitlements

Read More »

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

Read More »

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