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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59 Rescued From Forced Labor In Brick Kiln

On May 29th 2019, JVI and one of its local partners coordinated with police to rescue 59 victims from forced labor slavery from a brick kiln in Sonipat, Haryana (located on the outskirts of Delhi). The victims were trafficked from …

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Five Minors Rescued From Sex Trafficking

The Global Slavery Index estimates that 8 million trafficking victims live within India’s borders. The eastern state of Bihar ranks among the highest states for human trafficking.  Bihar is an area where JVI works to bring freedom, justice and restoration …

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29 Rescued From Forced Labor Slavery

On May 9th, 2019, JVI and one of its local partners collaborated with police and local government officials to free 29 victims from forced labor slavery at a brick kiln in northern India.  Among the families rescued were 16 minors (9 boys, 7 girls) …

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Generations Changed Through Rescue

On April 7th, 2019 JVI rescued mothers Soniya* and Janna* in Kathmandu, Nepal from sex trafficking. Both mothers were being trafficked by a brothel Madam and their young daughters were at high risk for future  exploitation.  The rescue investigation originally …

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38 Boys Rescued From Labor Trafficking

Aatif* grew up in a small village in West Bengal where he regularly attended school till the 6th grade. At the age of 13 years, Aatif was forced to drop out of school to look for work because neither of …

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How to Fight Human Trafficking with your Investment Portfolio

A JVI Research Project in collaboration with Georgetown Law & International Development Society Today, investors around the world are thinking on a broader scale than ever before about the potential impact of their investments. All investors expect a financial return, …

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D.C. Law Firm Assists JVI With Human Trafficking Toolkit

Four lawyers from the D.C. office of law firm Sidley Austin, LLP are providing pro bono services to assist JVI in updating two of its publications. Attorneys Sharon Rose, Christopher Ross, Michael Buschbacher, and Robert Smith will be reviewing JVI’s …

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17 Year Old Female Rescued from Sex Trafficking

Ritu* grew up in a small village in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. She was brought up in a conservative Muslim family along with her four siblings. Ritu was in the fifth grade when her parents decided to …

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JVI Sponsors Supply Chain Research through Georgetown Law

Businesses are increasingly recognizing their corporate social responsibility to ensure their goods are produced in environments free from abuse and illegal conditions, free from child labor, and free from slavery. There is a growing trend to provide consumers with more information …

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38 Boys Rescued From Labor Trafficking

Aatif* grew up in a small village in West Bengal where he regularly attended school till the 6th grade. At the age of 13 years, Aatif was forced to drop out of school to look for work because neither of

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JVI Sponsors Supply Chain Research through Georgetown Law

Businesses are increasingly recognizing their corporate social responsibility to ensure their goods are produced in environments free from abuse and illegal conditions, free from child labor, and free from slavery. There is a growing trend to provide consumers with more information

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Forced Into Bonded Labor Since Age 10

On February 21, 2019, JVI and one of its local partners collaborated with government authorities to rescue five male victims from bonded labor slavery. One of the victims, Manjeet*, had been separated from his family and forced into bonded labor

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15,000 Receive Services In Legal Aid Camps

In 2018, JVI worked with government officials in Bihar, India to organize three legal service aid camps in Gaya, Sitamarhi and Purnea. The purpose of these camps was to bridge the gap of approachability (often associated with government departments) and provide

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Justice Secured 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 put

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Largest Bonded Labor Rescue To Date, Generations Freed

On January 3rd, 2019, JVI, along with one of our local partners, government officials and Bihar police rescued 293 bonded labor victims from agricultural bondage in Bihar, India.  An oppressive mixture of extreme poverty, forefathers’ debt, an illegal feudal system and generational practice had forced the survivors

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