Happy Mother's Day
To all the mothers who have nurtured and supported young ones — we wish you a happy Mother's day and and send our heartfelt thanks for supporting Anuradha's mission at Maiti Nepal. Tiny newborn babies, preschoolers, adolescents, and adults — they all receive the warmth of a mother's love. In fact, Maiti means "Mother's home."
We are grateful to all who have given so generously in honor of Mother's Day.
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.