Illegal Child Labor In India’s Wedding Card Industry

Weddings are a grand affair in India.  Marriage is considered to be tangible proof of the socioeconomic status of a family. India’s upper middle-class families spend a small fortune during the course of the wedding, and the parents start planning for their child’s marriage years in advance. The wedding card market alone is worth nearly $1.1 billion, but sadly not even a fraction of that amount reaches the children who are illegally employed in congested rooms and forced under inhumane conditions to make

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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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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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News Clip: Human traffickers to be Caught by their Communication

This article was published in the Hindustan Times on July 26, 2013. It is translated to English from Hindi.  In order to end the India-Nepal border slave trade and bonded labor,  the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) received various tips on Thursday …

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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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Volunteer Spotlight: Anna Kim

Anna Kim is a mother of two young boys and a lawyer working at IRS. She has played a key role in pioneering JVI’s Shop For Freedom campaign and other initiatives. What does JVI mean to you? JVI is my

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Freeset

Freeset is a fair trade business offering employment to women trapped in Kolkata’s sex trade. We make quality jute bags and organic cotton t-shirts, but our business is freedom! We would like to see the 10,000 sex workers in our

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Starfish Project

Starfish Project jewelry is hand-crafted by women who have come out of exploitation and abuse. When you purchase Starfish jewelry, you are helping to provide income, education and support for the women in our shelter. For more information or to

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Nomi Network

Currently serving women in South and South East Asia, Nomi Network is a nonprofit organization based in New York City that aims to create economic opportunities for survivors and women at risk of human trafficking. We are dedicated to breaking

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47 Rescued from Human Trafficking

January 2013 For 47 people 2013 began with freedom. On January 14-16, three rescues liberated 46 bonded child laborers and one victim of sex trafficking from slave-like conditions in New Delhi, India. To learn more, click here.   Lorem ipsum

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