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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On June 14th, Windhorse Festival to Benefit Maiti Nepal
Our first ever Windhorse Festival will take place Saturday, June 14th, RAIN or SHINE in Groton Massachusetts (USA). A fundraiser for Maiti Nepal, generously hosted by Helene's Stables at 435 Martin's Pond Road, the day will offer fun for the whole family. Bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. If it's raining we'll be inside the huge riding arena, and horse rides will be offered there as well. The festival will feature :
A Very Special Silent Auction
Regional Native American Crafts
New England-based Vendors of Artisanal Craft and Food Items
Fresh Flowers from Skyfields Flower Farm
Beaded Handcrafts made by the Girls at Maiti Nepal
Indian and Nepali foods
Fancy Italian Sweets
Nepali Dance Performance
Prayer Flags from Nepal
Great Bargains at the White Elephant Table
Treats and Balloons for the Kids
Baby Farm Animals to Pet
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.