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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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Prevention Training Saves Teen Girl In Nepal

JVI Nepal provides services to sex trafficking victims and those at risk in and around Kathmandu and other districts where there is a high prevalence of trafficking. In particular, JVI is working to stymie cross-border trafficking of women and children into Bihar and West Bengal, India for the primary purpose of commercial sexual exploitation. Recently, …

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35 Rescued From Bonded Labor

On November 10th, 2019 JVI along with one of our local partners, government officials and local authorities rescued 35 bonded labor victims (8 families) from agricultural bondage in Chakai, Bihar, India.  Chakai is a large village located in Jokihat Block of Araria district, Bihar. During the course of inquiry all laborers gave very strong and cogent statements and expressed …

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Three Boys Rescued From Child Slavery

On November 28th, 2019 JVI partnered with Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief (EFICOR), the local Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) and the police to conduct a rescue intervention of three boys from illegal bonded child labor in a zari (embroidery) facility in southeast Delhi. The boys were trafficked from villages along the West Bengal …

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Illegal Child Labor In India’s Wedding Card Industry

Weddings are a grand affair in India.  Marriage is considered to be tangible proof of the socioeconomic status of a family. India’s upper middle-class families spend a small fortune during the course of the wedding, and the parents start planning for their child’s marriage years in advance. The wedding card market alone is worth nearly $1.1 …

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