India

Exploited since age 10, now free.

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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Six Brothels Closed in July 4th Rescue

On July 4th, 2019, a team consisting of JVI, local partner Adithi, and police officials rescued 11 female victims, including four minors, from sex trafficking in Bettiah, Bihar. In addition, 15 accused were arrested (traffickers and customers) and six brothels were closed.  This was a groundbreaking rescue operation leading to

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Seven Boys Rescued From Slavery

On June 19th 2019, a team consisting of JVI, local partner EFICOR, and police officials rescued seven boys from child slavery in Karawal Nagar, in North East Delhi, India. The victims, between the ages of 12 and 17 years old, were trafficked from the state of Bihar. The children were

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Six Women Rescued From Brothel

On May 30th, 2019 JVI collaborated with local police and one of our local partners, to rescue six females (four minors) from a brothel in a small town in East India. JVI has been collaborating with multiple partners in this high prevalence area for human trafficking to bring rescue and

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59 Rescued From Forced Labor In Brick Kiln

On May 29th 2019, JVI and one of its local partners coordinated with police to rescue 59 victims from forced labor slavery from a brick kiln in Sonipat, Haryana (located on the outskirts of Delhi). The victims were trafficked from Jehanabad, Gaya and Murshidabad in Bihar. Those rescued represented 15

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Five Minors Rescued From Sex Trafficking

The Global Slavery Index estimates that 8 million trafficking victims live within India’s borders. The eastern state of Bihar ranks among the highest states for human trafficking.  Bihar is an area where JVI works to bring freedom, justice and restoration to the vulnerable and oppressed. On May 14th 2019, JVI

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29 Rescued From Forced Labor Slavery

On May 9th, 2019, JVI and one of its local partners collaborated with police and local government officials to free 29 victims from forced labor slavery at a brick kiln in northern India.  Among the families rescued were 16 minors (9 boys, 7 girls) who were also forced to work in the brick kiln

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