Trafficking & Migration

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Trafficking in persons is considered as the second largest organised crime in India. There were 1714 registered cases of persons trafficked in India in 2020, according to the National Crime Record Bureau. Independent reports estimate that in India there are currently 8 million people trapped in trafficking. The National Crime Record Bureau (2020) also states that 778,379 persons are missing.

Video Volunteers has been running a campaign since 2010 to raise awareness, device community solutions, report on and end human trafficking.

In addition to reporting on cases of trafficking, we draw the attention of the right officials and work in tandem with local organisations and families of the victims to get justice and compensation, from the remote areas of India. We also conduct village-level screenings and community meetings in Jharkhand and West Bengal, two areas of the country where trafficking is extremely high. This has resulted in multiple impacts including 40 people rescued from trafficking as of mid-2022.

Community demands stronger rescue operations for the missing minor girl

 
/ September 15, 2022

The villages in Sundarbans area of West Bengal State are impoverished. Taking advantage of their poverty, the human traffickers easily find victims to lure away. 

Video Volunteers launches a campaign against human trafficking, called #kNOwTrafficking

 
/ August 23, 2022

Video Volunteers launched an online and offline campaign called “#kNOwTrafficking- Taskari Jaano, Taskaari Roko'' on July 18, 2022. 

IMPACT | Bengal Police Rescued Trafficked Teenager Safely

 
/ August 3, 2022

India has various provisions to combat trafficking, among others the Article 23(1) of the Constitution, IPC 366 – 373, the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act 1956 are the main ones. A draft bill for Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation is also underway.

16 Year Old Girl Trafficked from North 24 Parganas, West Bengal

 
/ June 17, 2022

In this video, the Community Correspondent (CC), Milan Mondal is accompanying parents of one 16 year old minor victim of trafficking to the police station to lodge a complaint.

Awaz Ho Buland: Human Trafficking in East India

 
/ February 15, 2022

Human trafficking largely in the tea gardens of West Bengal and other eastern states like Orissa, Jharkhand, and Bihar continues and affects thousands of lives.

Human Rights Day Celebrations at Video Volunteers

 
/ December 28, 2021

18 years of reporting on human rights violations and making a difference to the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

Human Rights Day: Ten Bonded Labourers From Uttar Pradesh Rescued From Maharashtra

 
/ December 10, 2021

Due to the lockdown, Musahars from Bhadohi lost their livelihood and became easy targets to human traffickers.

‘British Time Had Better Medical Facilities For Tea Garden Workers Than Now’

 
/ April 19, 2021

Why hasn't the Plantation Act been implemented that cares for the welfare of tea garden workers?