Sex Trafficking

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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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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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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Generations Changed Through Rescue

On April 7th, 2019 JVI rescued mothers Soniya* and Janna* in Kathmandu, Nepal from sex trafficking. Both mothers were being trafficked by a brothel Madam and their young daughters were at high risk for future  exploitation.  The rescue investigation originally started in the red-light area of Sonagachi in Kolkata where

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38 Boys Rescued From Labor Trafficking

Aatif* grew up in a small village in West Bengal where he regularly attended school till the 6th grade. At the age of 13 years, Aatif was forced to drop out of school to look for work because neither of his parents were able to earn money. Aatif’s mother contracted

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