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On August 6, 2019, three minor girls (between 14-16 years old) and one adult female were rescued from sex trafficking in a combined effort by JVI, partner ADITHI, local administration and police.  Completely isolated from the outside world, the girls were physically beaten, tortured and forced to service 4-5 customers

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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

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15 Rescued in International Human Trafficking Case

Bihar, India Fatima* was only an infant when she lost her father to alcohol addiction. Growing up in Nepal, Fatima’s family struggled to make ends meet. Her mother made the difficult decision to accept a job abroad, separating her from 9-year-old Fatima and her siblings, who remained in Nepal in

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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 rescued from two sites of a residential area in southeast

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Summer of Freedom: Nepali Pastors Light the Way to Freedom

  An amazing thing happened in Nepal this year, only hours after the end of a recent Anti-Human Trafficking training. As a local pastor processed all he had learned and started to apply his training to his own community, he came to a realization: he knew a girl who was

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Summer of Freedom: How 18 Years of Slavery Came to an End

This August, just days before India celebrated its Independence Day (August 15th), Manoj* and his family began their own celebration of freedom, after living the last 18 years as bonded laborers on a farm in northern India. In the year 2000, the family faced a financial crisis. Manoj and his

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Summer of Freedom: Bringing Hope to the Slums of Mumbai

Over half of Mumbai’s citizens live in oppressive and abusive slum communities. Imagine living with a family of five or more in a tiny one room shelter that has no running water or toilet, in a rat-infested neighborhood where garbage is piled on the streets and open sewers run through the area where your

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Summer of Freedom: New Hope after a Life of Bonded Labor

Himachel Pradesh, India Before the sun rose above the Himalayan range and over the small town of Keylong, 17-year-old Krishna* was already out on the mountainside gathering grass to feed his owner’s cows. While the village was still asleep, Krishna made his way over to the farm, where he spent the majority of

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