Trafficking on the rise in Nepal
Economic woes are boosting trafficking of human beings in
While there is no data on internal trafficking occurring within
Analyzing human trafficking in
Many reports from studies on trafficking are not directly comparable because of use varying units of analysis. So estimates of the number of persons trafficked are extremely wide and, at times, inconsistent. For
Much research is only specific to the cross-border trafficking of women and/or children for commercial sexual exploitation. Moreover, while there is relatively sound information on trafficking prone areas and routes, which often follow legitimate migration routes, there is comparatively less research on trafficked persons or on traffickers.
The number of persons who are internally trafficked is unknown. With some 40,000 girls and women ages 12 to 30 work in 1,200 cabin and dance restaurants and massage parlors in
According to local NGO estimates, each year at least 7,500 children are trafficked within the country for commercial sexual exploitation and 20,000 to 25,000 girls become involuntary domestic workers. Official data on missing women in the
According to a data that considers caste and ethnic lines, upto 80 percent of girls and young women who are trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation come from Dalit, Janajati, and Madheshi families. Trafficking survivors overwhelmingly (94 percent) are young between 11 to 25 years of age. According to official police data, most (70 to 90 percent) trafficking survivors known to police are women and girls. However, the dynamics of human trafficking are changing and an increasing number of men and boys are being cross-border trafficked to
In the context of Nepalese culture, the trauma is often compounded by societal rejection upon their rescue or return from sex slavery.
Awareness programs can save many girls. For example Caritas
In order to promote gender equality and prevent trafficking, Caritas
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