He sold a 14 year old girl to a brothel in India. Now, with the legal assistance of Maiti Nepal, his victim has seen her trafficker apprehended, convicted, and sentenced to 20 years in prison. Read more.
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Earthquake Report, Maiti Nepal
Although no one was injured at Maiti Nepal and at a glance, there appears to be no major structural damage to the Kathmandu campus, life is disrupted significantly. All damage has not yet been assessed.
There are many, many broken windows at Maiti Nepal, anything fragile was dashed to the floor and broken, and there was complete destruction of all electronic equipment including computers, monitors and printers.
Many of the children are very upset and crying with fear as the aftershocks are strong and coming every hour or so. For the traumatized teens and young women, this is particularly difficult, but they are helping with the little ones.
For safety, all at Maiti slept outdoors and all were rained upon, and awakened several times with tremors. It will be several days until staff can return to work. Maiti is operating in a state of emergency.
Anuradha Koirala is making a special plea for funds at this time. Please use the donate now button on this page. Tag your donation *earthquake relief*. Namaste. Thank you. Bless you.
Working together to combat girl sex trafficking in Nepal
Friends of Maiti Nepal is the official US representative of Maiti Nepal. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the human rights crisis of girl sex-trafficking by supporting Maiti Nepal in its work of prevention, interception, rescue and rehabilitation of victims; and criminal prosecution of perpetrators.
Some of Maiti Nepal's most trailblazing work is on surveillance of the border crosssings between Nepal and India. See slide show at right. Here young women from Maiti (former trafficking victims) work in cooperation with police - watching for suspicious activity, intervening when they see it, and rescuing over 2,ooo girls this year alone, before they could be sold to brothels [more]
20,000 girls a year are trafficked in Nepal
Girls and young women living in areas shown in red are at highest risk for sex trafficking.