10 Females Rescued From Brothel

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

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167 Rescued from Multi-Generational Bonded Slavery in India

Bihar, India October 14, 2014 Two weeks ago, 167 men, women and children were freed in Justice Ventures International’s (JVI) largest bonded labor rescue to date in Bihar, India.   A joint rescue team comprised of members from the National Human Rights …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Brian Dang

 This month we highlight Brian Dang, Artist and member of Ambassador Bible Church (ABC) in northern VA.  With the support of his fellow church leaders, Brian created an Art Ministry where he encouraged his church members to worship God through artistic expressions of …

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JVI’s New Freedom Partner

“I have a daughter who wants to be a doctor. As long as I can work at Sari Bari I can support her education. My hope is to help my daughter to have her dream.” ~ Dolly Sari Bari offers …

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17 Children Rescued from Retail District in East Delhi

August 5, 2014 Seventeen children, with the youngest only 10 years old, were rescued from laboring more than ten hours a day for street vendors, eating establishments and other shops around V3S Mall, Preet Vihar, one of the prime retail/business …

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JVI and Partners Break the Chains of Violence

I will walk through that door- Walk, dance, rise, Walk, dance, rise- I can see a world where we all live; “I raise my arms to the sky; on my knees I pray; I’m not afraid anymore; Safe and free …

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

Andrew Barron, a third year law student from Pepperdine University, served in our Beijing office this summer. In addition to providing research on anti-trafficking issues, Andrew also provided legal research and marketing/sales recommendations for our freedom business partners in China. He also helped …

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Twenty-Two Children Rescued from Hazardous Conditions in Ten Bakeries

June 11, 2014 Preet Vihar, Delhi, India – Twenty-two children were rescued from harsh, bonded labour conditions in ten different bakeries. These children came to Delhi from Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal in search of a better life, but were …

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Judicial Magistrates in Bihar Sensitized on Bonded Labour and Human Trafficking.

100 Judicial Magistrates participated in a bonded labour and human trafficking sensitization program at the Bihar Judicial Academy (BJA) on 18 June 2014. The event was part of a series of field training sessions on court practices for Bihar’s 2014 …

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22 years a bonded laborer

“The pavement of a busy street in Old Delhi was my bed. I slept outside the shop where I worked.  Every day, I lay down parched and sapped of energy.  I had no hope of escape.  After all, who would want

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Freedom for One on Valentine’s Day

On February 14, 2014 a 20 year-young man was successfully rescued from bonded labor in a general store.  Local government officials and police worked in collaboration with Mahila Haat, a Justice Ventures International Project partner.   Government officials ordered the

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LEGAL TRAININGS IN BEIJING, CHINA

Justice Ventures International (JVI) is working to bring freedom, justice and restoration to migrant men, women and children living in Beijing, China. Over 200 million people from China’s rural areas have flooded the cities in a quest for better employment opportunities. But

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Shop for Freedom Volunteers

Many volunteers support Justice Ventures International, which was most evident this holiday season, through the Shop for Freedom campaign. Over 25 volunteers hosted Freedom Gatherings in different homes and dorm rooms.  Freeset bags, t-shirts and Starfish jewelry were sold to offer hope to the thousands

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Over 30 Judges Trained in North India

Justice Ventures International (JVI) lawyers, in collaboration with Bihar Judicial Academy, were instrumental in training over 30 judges in Bihar, Northern India, in November 2013. They received training in human trafficking laws and procedures which will ensure systemic changes to

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Four Girls Rescued From Domestic Servitude

Earlier this year, Mahila Haat and JVI teamed with  government officials, Labor Department officials and the police to rescue four  young women between the ages of 14 and 18 from domestic bonded labour. Statements taken after the rescue revealed that the

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A New Way to Support JVI

If you are regular shopper of Amazon.com, here is a wonderful opportunity to support our work, as you shop. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organizations selected by our customers. Click the link “Get Started” and

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