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Nepal Marks 12th National Day Against Human Trafficking

Speakers like President of Biswas Nepal Tara Bhandari stressed on the introduction of stringent laws

Nepal Marks 12th National Day Against Human Trafficking

September 5, 2018 marks the 12th National Day Against Human Trafficking in Nepal!

Nepal Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens along with representatives of various organizations conducted a morning procession to mark the significance of this day.

Nepal Police, Rights Activists and citizens participated in the rally that passed through Bhadrakali, Sahid Gate, Naya Sadak, Ratna Park and ended at the Rastriya Sabha Griha.


Authorities Speak:
Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens Thama Maya Thapa addressed the gathering and said that trafficking persons was a serious crime.

Thapa pitched for people’s support to gradually eliminate this menace and extended the Ministry’s support to organizations fighting against human trafficking.

President of Media Mobilization for Sustainable Development Neha Sharma said that the problem will not be solved until the huge racket of human trafficking was disrupted. She also emphasized on increasing public awareness to counter this problem.

Speakers like President of Biswas Nepal Tara Bhandari and Representatives of Change Nepal Barsha Luintel stressed on the introduction of stringent laws and punishment for individuals involved in the crime.

The procession was led by a Nepali police band playing cultural music from Bhrikutimandap in Kathmandu.

Statistics for Human Trafficking in Nepal:

  • Nepali girls are trafficked to Middle East countries and Asian countries
  • Most of them are sold to brothels, forced into labor or marriage and suffer organ removal
  • UNICEF data shows that 12,000 children are trafficked from Nepal to India every year
  • This crime is rampant between the regions because of the easy passage between the two countries, lack of surveillance infrastructure and stringent authentication procedures
  • The percentage of girls trafficked into India increased by 500% over the past 5 years
  • Close to 210 Nepali women and children were rescued in the last three years from Jhulaghat in Nepal
  • Maiti Nepal is the regulatory body for human trafficking in Nepal and has saved 39,964 girls/women from being trafficked to other countries

Also Read: Human Trafficking in Nepal – Relentless Fight for Rights Continues!

Initiatives such as these are important as they help in curbing human trafficking and involve the participation of more and more people in the cause.

September 5, 2018 |

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