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13 Young Women Rescued In “Happy Land”

“Happy Land Park and Resorts” sounds like a fun family vacation destination, but, there’s nothing happy about this place! Located close to  Kolkata, India on the banks of the Hooghly River, it is actually a hot spot for commercial sexual exploitation of children.  On September 22, JVI and local partner Freedom Firm worked together with …

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12 Minors Rescued From Sex Trafficking During COVID-19 Lockdown

As the U.S. celebrates our 244th year of independence this month, Seema*, a minor from a small village in Bangladesh, celebrated her new-found freedom as well. Sixteen-year-old Seema lived in a village in Barisal, Bangladesh where her father, Raju, worked as a farmer earning only Rs. 3,000 ($40) a month. Raju squandered most of his …

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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 …

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68 Rescued From Generational Bonded Labor

After weeks of planning with  the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the District Labor Department of Gaya in the State of Bihar, JVI and one of its local partners conducted an agricultural bonded labor rescue intervention in the village of Telha. Leading up to the rescue, 68 individuals were identified representing 16 families belonging to …

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Double Your Impact Through December 31st!

Dear Friends,   Another holiday season has arrived, providing many special opportunities for gathering with loved ones celebrating and giving thanks.  At JVI, we are celebrating a year of growth and as a result, we directly impacted many more lives this year. We are giving thanks for the blessings the year has brought, including the incredible …

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15 Boys Rescued From Forced Labor

In April of 2019, an employer promised 10-year-old Dinesh* a job to help him support his family. The employer promised his parents that he would have safe working conditions and good pay. Dinesh moved from Bihar, India to Delhi and began his job of selling water to daily commuters along a busy highway. Dinish stood on a stool serving water to automobile/truck drivers, rickshaw …

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