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Govind and his wife Lata lived in a small village in Jehanabad, Bihar, where they worked as daily wage laborers. Their family did not own a house and lived with one of their relatives. With mounting pressure from those relatives and a third child on the way, Govind began looking for another job with more stable income. In November of 2019, Govind came across a job at a brick kiln in Rohtas, Bihar, around 100 miles from his village. He was promised good wages,

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5,000 ATTEND PROGRAM TO EMPOWER VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Bihar, India As a part of Justice Ventures International’s (JVI) ongoing strategy to empower communities and partner organizations to improve justice systems, JVI recently participated in a day-long program where vital information was presented to survivors and potential victims of human trafficking and …

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NEPAL TRAINING EQUIPS PARTNERS TO FIGHT TRAFFICKING

Nepal On January 8, one of JVI’s local partners in Nepal convened a legal training on Nepal’s human trafficking laws for NGO’s and faith-based organization. During the training, the participants took an in-depth look at real-life trafficking cases from a victim’s …

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Expectant Mother and 229 Others Rescued from Slavery in Brick Kiln

Northern India In the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 21, Justice Ventures International (JVI) and EFICOR, a partner organization, together with local government officials and police conducted two simultaneous rescue operations outside of Delhi that freed 230 men, women …

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63 Rescued from Brick Kiln in Northern India

Northern India On January 30, 2018, Justice Ventures International (JVI), together with a partner organization, local government officials, and police rescued 63 bonded labor victims from a brick kiln located in Haryana, India. A lack of employment opportunities can often …

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2017 Accomplishments

In 2017, JVI directly brought greater freedom, justice and restoration to over 5,500 poor and oppressed individuals in India, China and Nepal. JVI secures justice for individuals, strengthens local organizations, and transforms justice systems. Securing Justice for Individuals In partnership …

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Wishing You a Joyous 2018

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Bonded Slaves Secure Freedom After Long Fight

Northern India In April 2016, Justice Ventures International and one of its local partners uncovered multi-generational agricultural bonded slavery on a farm in Northern India. Men, women and children were forced to work for sixteen hours at a stretch and …

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Three Girls Rescued from Domestic Slavery

Delhi, India Justice Ventures International (JVI), and its partner EFICOR, rescued three minor girls (pictured, ages 14-17) from domestic slavery in New Delhi earlier this month. Trafficked from rural India, the girls were forced to work, taking care of children and doing …

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Groundbreaking Conference on Bonded Labor Features Six JVI Cases

Bihar, India The National Human Rights Commission and the Labor Department of Bihar recently conducted a workshop on the Elimination of the Bonded Labor System in Bihar.   The workshop engaged police and government officials from the local, state and …

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Five Young Women Rescued From Sex Trade

Pune, India A few weeks ago, Justice Ventures International (JVI), rescued a 22 year old woman from sex slavery in Western India. Tasneem*, recently widowed, was looking for a job to support her three children. Originally from West Bengal, Tasneem followed a job lead

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28 Children Rescued from Bonded Slavery

Delhi, India Justice Ventures International (JVI) recently rescued 28 children from bonded labor conditions in the city of Delhi. The rescue was conducted in collaboration with JVI partner EFICOR and local government officials and police. The children, ages 8-17, were working

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Freedom for 270 Through Three Rescues in Three Weeks

Bihar, India Justice Ventures International (JVI) achieved a significant milestone in May. In rapid fire succession, JVI and its local partners freed over 270 men, women and children through three major rescue operations in three consecutive weeks. These operations were conducted in close cooperation with

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14 Year Old Girl Rescued from Brothel

East India, India Justice Ventures International (JVI) and one of its local partners recently collaborated with government officials to rescue a 14-year-old girl and her 6-month baby from a brothel in East India. Meher* was trafficked into the sex trade

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16 year old Secures Justice in Mumbai

Mumbai, India Justice Ventures International (JVI) lawyers recently secured justice for a 16-year-old girl who was brutally raped in a slum community in Mumbai.  Priya* was repeatedly raped by a man, who used trickery and deception against Priya’s widowed mother to gain

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149 Rescued from Bonded Labor Slavery

Uttar Pradesh, India In March, JVI and one of its local partners collaborated with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), local government officials and police to secure the freedom of 149 bonded labor victims from two brick kilns in the

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110 New Judges Equipped to Fight Human Trafficking

Uttar Pradesh, India As an integral part of fighting human trafficking, Justice Ventures International (JVI) trained 110 newly appointed judges in northern India on human trafficking laws, in April 2017. Judges play a vital role in ensuring traffickers are held

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Two Girls Rescued from Domestic Slavery

  Delhi, India Earlier this month, two girls were rescued from forced domestic slavery in Delhi, India. The rescue was conducted by government officials and police in collaboration with Justice Ventures International and one of its local partners, EFICOR. Sixteen-year

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