Nepal – Anti-trafficking
Rensi’s village is notorious for selling teen girls to the brothels of India. When Rensi found out about an alternative opportunity as a goat farmer, she was eager to learn. She paid careful attention to the livestock training and raised a healthy herd.
She began to see herself as capable of changing her circumstances – with God’s help. Rensi now generates an income to help her family. She pays for school and has joined others in her community to lobby for girls who are at risk of being sold.
Poverty and illiteracy make families vulnerable to trafficking. Traffickers prey upon poor, rural communities where the population is more easily deceived. Women and girls have such a low status in society that they are a liability as soon as they are born, destined to be married early, becoming someone else’s property.
Nepal Anti-trafficking works in remote villages to convince families that their daughters can gain skills to bless their villages. We provide income-generating opportunities such as goats to the girls, who can raise them and sell them. With this revenue, a girl can help support her family, gaining the respect of her parents and the community.
Why Anti-trafficking is Needed in Nepal:
- Nepal is ranked 5th in prevalence of human trafficking (2013 Global Slavery Index)
- More than 600,000 Nepali children work in the worst forms of child labor, which includes conditions of sexual exploitation, hazardous and dangerous working conditions, and forced and enslaved labor. (2013 Global Slavery Index)
Last Year’s Anti-trafficking Outcomes Worldwide:
- 1,463 vulnerable girls were intercepted at She Is Safe-sponsored border stations.
- 231 women and girls received shelter, counseling and vocational training to build new lives.
- 3,340 school age children received education in dignity, healthy relationships and how to protect themselves from abuse.
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