Sisters Lured By Traffickers With False Promises

Sisters Renu (18) and Seema (10)* lived in a village in Howrah, West Bengal with their parents. As the elder sister, it was Renu’s responsibility to accompany Seema to and from school. Their parents worked as daily wage laborers but understood the value of education and worked hard to ensure their daughters attended school. Unfortunately, in March 2020, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the country went into complete lockdown. As a result, factories, workplaces, businesses and all educational institutions were

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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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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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22 Children Rescued from Bonded Labour in Bag Manufacturing Factory

  On February 26, 2014, Government officials, local police  in partnership with Salaam Balak Trust and Justice Ventures International rescued 22 boys (of ages 9 to 16 years) in bonded labor in New Delhi, India despite a mob attack and …

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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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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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Three men released from bonded labor in Bihar

On 23 February 2013, JVI’s team and partners supported the government to secure the official release of three (3) men from bonded labor in three separate agricultural facilities in the North Indian state of Bihar. As bonded laborers, these men

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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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