44 young women rescued from Dubai
When the 44 Nepalese migrant domestic workers spilled out of the arrivals gate at Kathmandu International airport a few days ago, they vowed never to return to Dubai where they had experienced fraud and suffering. All 44 girls were deported by Dubai Government once their fraudulent visas (supplied by human traffickers) were discovered. The young women are now residing at Maiti Nepal's rehabilitation home in Kathmandu. All of them had been lured by traffickers with the promise of foreign employment.
Funding is urgently needed to help feed, clothe, and rehabilitate these young women. Your contribution will go directly to Maiti's efforts to offer them refuge and help them re-integrate into Nepali society. A donation made to Friends of Maiti Nepal is the direct way to get help this experienced and reputable organization which has been working in rescue and rehabilitation of victims for 25 years. We rely on your help.
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.