Because I am a girl…
I will never lose hope that my past does not have to predict my future.
Fighting Against Child Trafficking and Gender-Based Violence
To say that the trafficking of girls is a problem of epic proportions in Nepal would be a tragic understatement. It’s beyond shocking how rampant it is and just how lucrative a business it’s become. In many circumstances, parents simply don’t know that they are giving up their daughters for a life in the sex trade. A stranger shows up in their village and promises a better life for their child—what parent wouldn’t want that? Problem is that the better life these strangers are promising is actually a life of violence, exploitation, and servitude.
Through our rescue, rehabilitation, and reintegration centers, girls who have fallen victim to the sex trade will find a safe haven where they can heal and find hope. Providing vocational training and psychological counseling, our first two centers will be in the districts of Banke and Makwanpur.
For those girls who have not become victims, our goal is prevention—and the key is to make sure they stay in school. To support the girls most at risk, we’re setting up peer groups and mentor programs to give them a safe outlet for talking about what’s happening at home. We’re also working with parents to educate them on the dangers of traffickers and the importance of keeping their daughters in school.
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