35 Rescued From Bonded Labor

On November 10th, 2019 JVI along with one of our local partners, government officials and local authorities rescued 35 bonded labor victims (8 families) from agricultural bondage in Chakai, Bihar, India.  Chakai is a large village located in Jokihat Block of Araria district, Bihar. During the course of inquiry all laborers gave very strong and cogent statements and expressed their willingness to be free from the bondage. The owner was removed from the location and the survivors immediately began to receive services. Previous Next

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A phone call that led to five months of captivity

Niya* lost her parents when she was only two years old and was raised by her grandmother in her native village in Bihar. When Niya was in the ninth grade, she received a phone call from an unknown number on …

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At a young age, Ali became one of nearly 12 million children in India forced into child labor.

Ali’s father abandoned him when he was just a boy. With his family struggling to survive, Ali left school at age 14 to work in his village. His family’s situation grew dire when floods ravaged their home, causing them to …

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Like many young girls growing up in poor villages in Nepal, Amala was vulnerable to trafficking.

Her family had few economic options. At age 11 she was pulled out of school to contribute to their expenses. She met a man who promised her a job and persuaded her to travel to Kathmandu, Nepal. Instead, she was …

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Renu Devi is proof that change in possible, even after generations of bondage in India.

Renu was 17 when she married and began her life of forced labor. Her husband was part of the Kamiya system—a form of caste-based, generational debt bondage. For four generations his family was enslaved and exploited for agricultural labor, with …

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Justice served for Nepalese survivors.

On November 5th, 2018 a notorious trafficker in Nepal was sentenced to 15 years in jail as a result of a testimony from a survivor who was trafficked by him nearly 10 years ago. Previous attempts had been made to …

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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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Justice served for Nepalese survivors.

On November 5th, 2018 a notorious trafficker in Nepal was sentenced to 15 years in jail as a result of a testimony from a survivor who was trafficked by him nearly 10 years ago. Previous attempts had been made to

Read More »

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

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

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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 were physically beaten,

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