The Matia red light area is on a trafficking route in West Bengal near the Bangladesh border. Apart from being a source area from where girls are trafficked to Mumbai, Delhi and other parts of the country, this is a transit route for trafficked girls from Bangladesh through the Bashirhat and Hasnabad border. A common practice is to lure girls away with promises of good jobs and then force them into prostitution. The families don’t object because of the lies
The second annual Race for Freedom 5K Run and Walk is tomorrow! Running or walking a 5k will take you less than one hour, but every step and every sponsorship makes freedom possible for many men, women and children. In the last week and half, through your
Haryana, India September 9, 2016 Reena*, a 16 year-old girl, who was trafficked from a village in Murshidabad, West Bengal and forced to marry a 30 year-old man in Haryana was rescued on September 5, 2016. The rescue was conducted through a
Haryana, India September 3, 2016 A 28-year-old man from Assam, who was forced to work at a cafeteria in a 24-hr steel factory in Haryana, was successfully rescued on September 3, 2016. The rescue was conducted by Justice Ventures International (JVI) and
Bihar, India and Nepal The northern parts of India, in the state of Bihar, and along the border of Nepal have experienced heavy rains and heavy flooding since mid-June. The widespread flooding has misplaced countless families from their homes, including many families
Bihar, India In October 2014, Renu Devi (pictured above) and 165 other men, women and children were rescued from bonded labor slavery in Bihar through a rescue operation conducted by government officials working with JVI and one of our local justice partners.
Bihar, India On May 24, 2016, JVI and two of its partners collaborated with local police to rescue Ritu*, a minor girl who had been trafficked from her village in West Bengal and made to work in the sex trade in
May 27, 2016 Delhi, India Justice Ventures International partnered with local authorities to rescue eight child bonded laborers, ranging in age from 13 to 17, from a bindimanufacturing facility in Delhi on May 19. The boys worked 16-hour days, six days a