Trafficking & Migration


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.

‘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?

Four Years Since A Man From Bengal Tea Gardens Moved Out To Work And Never...

/ February 24, 2021

Human trafficking in West Bengal's tea gardens continues to wreak havoc and destroy lives.

Bonded Labourers Walked 500 Miles Over Four Days To Reach Home

/ December 28, 2020

24 men were trapped in inhumane conditions working twenty four hours a day.

How Community Correspondents and Community Media Flourished in 2020, Despite the Pandemic

/ December 22, 2020

Find some of our best video reports from a year riddled with uncertainities and setbacks.

Impact Story

Fixing India: VV Correspondent Helps Rescue Trafficked Children

/ November 4, 2020

Harihar Nagbansi has been working for the rights of tea garden workers to save them for exploitation and human trafficking,

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Human Trafficking, a Trade of Human Flesh I India Loud & Clear I EP 8

/ December 19, 2019

This week in India Loud & Clear we will talk about the ugly face of human trafficking.

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Fixing India| Catching A Human Trafficker| Featuring Navita Devi|

/ November 27, 2019

Although illegal, but distressingly a reality, human trafficking in India still remains a major issue.

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Bihar Child Trafficking: Victims Rescued at the Risk of Being Trafficked Again

/ July 31, 2019

Trafficking in Bihar is rampant despite the number of schemes and laws to curb the heinous crime.