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Definition

Girls who have been victimized by Human Trafficking are psychologically depressed, have experienced physical torture and abuse that is unimaginable. They are no longer able to lead a normal life and are unable to adjust to life in their communities. They need a safe, caring environment for an extended period of time to overcome the trauma they have experienced. They also need protection from the trafficker who will return.

Goal

A society free from human trafficking and gender based violence by

  • rescuing girls/ladies who are being trafficked and bringing about positive changes in their lives
  • educating those at risk of being trafficked because of poor econoic, social, and educational status in society
  • educating those who frequent known human trafficking locations about the health dangers they are facing and the legal restrictions they are breaking
  • working with local authorities to stem the flow of traffickers into Nepal

Area

The Nawalparasi and Rupandehi districts of Nepal are the main trafficking areas of western Nepal. The city of Butwal, Nepal which is located in a lawland area called Terai has become the transit point. Traffickers/brokers transfer those captured to the borderline cities of Sonauli and Krishnanagar. It is estimated that 54 young girls are trafficked every day from Nepal into India and then to the world.