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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11 Victims Freed and 16 Perpetrators Arrested

On September 13th, 2019 local police authorities coordinated with JVI and one of its local partners to conduct a rescue intervention in Purnea (a district in northeastern Bihar, India) in which 11 female victims of sex trafficking were rescued. Of those …

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2019 Summer of Freedom Success!

We did it! Together, with your support and prayers, we met our Summer of Freedom fundraising goal. As a result, two Justice Hubs will be fully funded for one year!   These Justice Hubs will operate in Bihar and West Bengal, India allowing us to go deeper …

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2018 Annual Report – A Year of Freedom

We are pleased to share JVI’s 2018 Annual Report.  Thanks to you and the dedicated work of our staff and partners, JVI directly impacted over 20,000 lives and thousands more were indirectly impacted through the ongoing work of our justice …

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15 Boys Rescued From Forced Labor Slavery

Mahir*, along with 14 other boys, were trapped in a dilapidated building in southern Delhi where they were forced to live and work in an overcrowded room on the fourth floor  engaged in zari (traditional embroidery work). Mahir, only 14 …

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Bringing Freedom, Justice and Restoration in Nepal

Nepal is a country with a rich cultural history and incredible mountainous beauty. Unfortunately, it is also a source, transit and destination country for modern slavery including bonded labor and sex trafficking. Various studies have claimed that the rate of …

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Exploited since age 10, now free.

On August 6, 2019, three minor girls (between 14-16 years old) and one adult female were rescued from sex trafficking in a combined effort by JVI, partner ADITHI, local administration and police.  Completely isolated from the outside world, the girls …

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Six Brothels Closed in July 4th Rescue

On July 4th, 2019, a team consisting of JVI, local partner Adithi, and police officials rescued 11 female victims, including four minors, from sex trafficking in Bettiah, Bihar. In addition, 15 accused were arrested (traffickers and customers) and six brothels …

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Strengthening Local Organizations and Improving Justice Systems Through Training

JVI partners with local organizations and global stakeholders to bring freedom, justice and restoration to those suffering from human trafficking and other forms of extreme injustice. JVI fights injustice not only by securing justice for individuals through rescue interventions, but …

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Justice for All

At JVI, we know just how integral access to justice is in transforming a community for good. Without a fair and effective justice system communities struggle: criminals walk the streets with impunity, benefits and services are distributed with bias and …

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2019 Summer of Freedom Success!

We did it! Together, with your support and prayers, we met our Summer of Freedom fundraising goal. As a result, two Justice Hubs will be fully funded for one year!   These Justice Hubs will operate in Bihar and West Bengal, India allowing us to go deeper

Read More »

2018 Annual Report – A Year of Freedom

We are pleased to share JVI’s 2018 Annual Report.  Thanks to you and the dedicated work of our staff and partners, JVI directly impacted over 20,000 lives and thousands more were indirectly impacted through the ongoing work of our justice

Read More »

15 Boys Rescued From Forced Labor Slavery

Mahir*, along with 14 other boys, were trapped in a dilapidated building in southern Delhi where they were forced to live and work in an overcrowded room on the fourth floor  engaged in zari (traditional embroidery work). Mahir, only 14

Read More »

Bringing Freedom, Justice and Restoration in Nepal

Nepal is a country with a rich cultural history and incredible mountainous beauty. Unfortunately, it is also a source, transit and destination country for modern slavery including bonded labor and sex trafficking. Various studies have claimed that the rate of

Read More »

Exploited since age 10, now free.

On August 6, 2019, three minor girls (between 14-16 years old) and one adult female were rescued from sex trafficking in a combined effort by JVI, partner ADITHI, local administration and police.  Completely isolated from the outside world, the girls

Read More »

Six Brothels Closed in July 4th Rescue

On July 4th, 2019, a team consisting of JVI, local partner Adithi, and police officials rescued 11 female victims, including four minors, from sex trafficking in Bettiah, Bihar. In addition, 15 accused were arrested (traffickers and customers) and six brothels

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Justice for All

At JVI, we know just how integral access to justice is in transforming a community for good. Without a fair and effective justice system communities struggle: criminals walk the streets with impunity, benefits and services are distributed with bias and

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2nd Summer of Freedom Campaign

This month, as we celebrate the great freedom we have here in America, we also celebrate the new freedom of thousands of men, women, and children rescued from human trafficking and other forms of extreme injustice by JVI and our

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Leadership Updates

JVI Appoints Two New Board Members We are pleased to welcome Asha Matthews to our board. Asha is Chief Counsel for Regulation at the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). Prior to joining the DOC, Asha served as Senior Counsel to

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