67 Rescued from Bonded Labor in Brick Kiln

Recently, during the COVID-19 lockdown in India, JVI and one of its local partners secured orders from the National Human Rights Commission directing local authorities in the state of Uttar Pradesh to free bonded laborers trapped in forced labor slavery in a brick kiln.  The local authorities took action, bringing freedom to 67 children, women and men. The victims were transported back to their homes of origin and to aftercare programs where they will receive supportive services from JVI and

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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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64 Victims Rescued From Forced Labor In Brick Kiln

On February 28th, 2019, JVI and one of its local partners collaborated with government authorities to rescue 64 victims (21 families) from forced labor slavery in a brick kiln in the northern India state of Uttar Pradesh. The manager of …

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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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The Power of Partnerships in Bihar, India

Justice Ventures International (JVI) partners with local organizations and global stakeholders to bring freedom, justice, and restoration to men, women, and children suffering from human trafficking and other forms of extreme injustice. Through partnerships, our work is effective, efficient, scalable …

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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

Read More »

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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The Power of Partnerships in Bihar, India

Justice Ventures International (JVI) partners with local organizations and global stakeholders to bring freedom, justice, and restoration to men, women, and children suffering from human trafficking and other forms of extreme injustice. Through partnerships, our work is effective, efficient, scalable

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Five Brothels Raided In Northern, India

FIVE BROTHELS RAIDED IN NORTHERN, INDIA  In recent weeks, JVI collaborated with one of its local partners, Adithi, and local police, to conduct a brothel raid in Bihar, India leading to the rescue of 16 year old Kusum.* Life had not been

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Seven Girls Rescued from Brothel

At 17, Suhani was already a widow and mother of five. Life had been a struggle for Suhani – an arranged marriage when she was a mere child, and then the compounding demands of raising five of her own children

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13 Boys Rescued Out of Bonded Child Labor

Delhi, India   On September 1, 2018, Justice Ventures International (JVI) partnered with Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief (EFICOR) and the local police to conduct the rescue of thirteen boys from illegal bonded child labor. The victims were

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