Extraordinary story of a man who sold his wife to a brothel. Now, 22 years later, with the assistance of Maiti Nepal, his victim will see her trafficker go to jail for 20 years. Read more.
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Maiti Nepal celebrates 20th anniversary in Kathmandu
April, 2013 — Amidst dancing and decorations, music and feasting, Maiti Nepal celebrated its 20th year of protecting the young women of Nepal, preventing sex trafficking, and rehabilitating the survivors. Founder Anuradha Koirala honored longtime staff members and celbrated with a spirited dance in traditional Nepali style; children and young women danced and sang, and a very special picnic meal was served to all participants and honored guests.
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51 Nepali girls rescued from sexual exploitation in Tibet
All rescued from red-light district of Khasa near Nepal-Tibet border, and safely returned home. Read more.
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.