On International Women's Day
We honor and celebrate the strong women and girls of Maiti Nepal. From Anuradha Koirala, Founder and director, to the devoted and hardworking staff, to the survivors of human trafficking, to the youngest members of the community — we hold you up as powerful examples of what women and girls can do when they set their minds to it. Whether you are marching for women's rights in the streets of Kathmandu, drying a tear, or dancing for joy, you inspire us!
In addition we are inspired by the generosity of our donors who have given in commemoration of Women's Day. We salute you, as well!
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.