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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Public Hearing on Bonded Labour Organised in Bihar.

On 25th May 2014 bonded labour survivors had a unique opportunity to share their plight and address issues with key government officials at a public hearing in Patna. The hearing was also intended to ensure statutory rehabilitation assistance and other ancillary …

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Over 180 Rescued from Slavery in Northern India

  In early May, 184 bonded slaves, including a large number of children, were rescued from oppressive and abusive working conditions in a brick factory in Haryana, just outside of New Delhi. The victims were trafficked to the brick factory …

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THANK YOU FOR JOINING THE RUN FOR FREEDOM

On May 3, 2014, Justice Ventures International (JVI) and other organizations came together to raise awareness on human trafficking by participating in the Hilton Garden Inn Hotels’ TrafficStop 5K – “Racing to Stop Human Trafficking” in McClean, Virigina. Many of …

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Strengthening NGOs Serving Migrants in Beijing, China

Last month, the Justice Ventures International’s Beijing Justice Resource Center and its partner Asian Center for Law & Culture (ACLC) conducted a forum for non-governmental and civil society organizations that serve migrant workers in Beijing, China. This training provided practical knowledge and raised awareness of …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Legal Volunteers

Justice Ventures International brings freedom, justice and restoration to the poor and oppressed by strengthening local justice organizations in India and China. One means of strengthening these organizations is through the provision of pro bono legal counsel and other assistance. Over the last few months we …

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Multiple Rescues from Bonded Labor Slavery

Justice Ventures International was involved in five rescues during February and March. JVI and its local justice partners worked with police officials, district magistrates, and labor officals to successfully rescue 72 individuals from bonded labor. These included 3 adults and …

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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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13 Children Rescued from Shoe Factory in Delhi, India

On March 3 2014, local police, the magistrate and labor officials along representatives from Salaam Balak Trust and Justice Ventures International rescued 13 children from bonded labor in the northwest area of Delhi. The children were forced to work for …

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34 Children Rescued from Bonded Labor in Various Industries

On 6 February 2014, 34 children were removed from bonded labour conditions in various facilities in Old Delhi, on the action of the Senior District Magistrate (SDM) and his officials, officers from the District Police and Labor Department, and representatives of Justice …

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Hope is Alive

As captured in recent international headlines, the high prevalence of sexual assault in India is a serious problem.  This problem is magnified in urban slum communities where the human life is cheap.   JVI and its local partner Childline recently collaborated with the

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Volunteer Project: Mumbai Advocacy Manual

JVI and its partners are building a legal aid model designed to secure access to justice for the poor living in India’s urban slums.  These urban communities are often denied access to sanitation, clean water, education, basic health services, and

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Fighting Human Trafficking at the Source

JVI Volunteer Anna Kim and Freeset founder Annie Hilton,  with Murshidabad residents JVI Expands Partnership with Freeset to Fight Human Trafficking Murshidabad, West Bengal.  Over the last several years, JVI has been working closely with justice partner Freeset through the Shop for

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Bandhua 1947

The Bandhua 1947 is a national campaign to mobilize people to advocate for them with the government, to fight bonded labor. Slavery. India became an independent nation on August 15, 1947. Prior to independence, India was under the British rule. Now, post independence, millions

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World Justice Project Award

JVI Wins Opportunity Fund Competition with World Justice Project On April 22, 2013, World Justice Project announced that Justice Ventures International (JVI) was one of the winners of the Opportunity Fund Competition.  The Opportunity Fund is an initiative designed to

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Volunteer Profile: Leah Day

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: 1 Peter 4:10 ESV Leah Day is a high school graduate, and active JVI volunteer. This is her testimony: “My journey with

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Twelve Boys Rescued from Forced Labor in Delhi

  On 13 June 2013, twelve young boys were freed from forced labor in central Delhi through rescue operations led by the local government and Salaam Balaak Trust (SBT) in collaboration with Justice Ventures International (JVI).   The rescues took place at

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