India

Forced Into Bonded Labor Since Age 10

On February 21, 2019, JVI and one of its local partners collaborated with government authorities to rescue five male victims from bonded labor slavery. One of the victims, Manjeet*, had been separated from his family and forced into bonded labor since age 10. Following the Kosi flood in Bihar in

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15,000 Receive Services In Legal Aid Camps

In 2018, JVI worked with government officials in Bihar, India to organize three legal service aid camps in Gaya, Sitamarhi and Purnea. The purpose of these camps was to bridge the gap of approachability (often associated with government departments) and provide free legal and health services to these communities. Over 15,000

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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: 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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