Education

Sweeping Changes to Come for India’s Minimum Wage Laws

India has begun a massive undertaking to reform and unify its labor law system. In India today, laws governing minimum wages can vary widely from state to state. In addition, only specified types of employment are covered by the statutory minimum wage, leaving many workers outside the protection of the law. JVI’s work with bonded …

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JVI’s Growing Justice Network

In order to combat human trafficking and improve access to justice and legal services for survivors, JVI is  developing a justice network in India and Nepal, linking local and global advocates to protect the vulnerable from abuse and oppression. JVI’s growing justice network consists of nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government officials. JVI equips and strengthens …

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Advocating for Citizen’s Rights in Bihar, India

JVI is pleased to announce the release of our latest publication: Advocating for Citizen’s Rights, A Manual for Bihar (2020 Edition). This manual is part of a series of toolkits JVI has created to provide individuals, NGOs, and lawyers information and practical tools to advocate for citizens’ rights in a variety of areas – from …

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JVI Launches Justice Resource Reporter

JVI recently launched our Justice Resource Reporter, a monthly newsletter designed to educate and equip our partners and other stakeholders by providing access to justice news, reports, and helpful resources to promote freedom, justice, and restoration. Sign up for JVI updates to receive this information here (scroll to bottom of homepage). We encourage you to …

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Strengthening Local Organizations and Improving Justice Systems Through Training

JVI partners with local organizations and global stakeholders to bring freedom, justice and restoration to those suffering from human trafficking and other forms of extreme injustice. JVI fights injustice not only by securing justice for individuals through rescue interventions, but also by strengthening private local organizations to fight injustice and improving public justice systems through …

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Justice for All

At JVI, we know just how integral access to justice is in transforming a community for good. Without a fair and effective justice system communities struggle: criminals walk the streets with impunity, benefits and services are distributed with bias and disarray, and the voices of individuals who most need to be heard will never be …

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Leadership Updates

JVI Appoints Two New Board Members We are pleased to welcome Asha Matthews to our board. Asha is Chief Counsel for Regulation at the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). Prior to joining the DOC, Asha served as Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Asha holds a Bachelor’s Degree …

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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, but what if those same investment dollars could have a secondary effect: changing lives 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 Human Trafficking Legal Reference Toolkit in preparation for a 2019 edition of this important manual that …

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