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Human Trafficking in India and Nepal: Narratives from the Field

How long does a prostitute live in red lights areas of South Asia? 35 years.

how much can a young girl be sold for? 15000 Rupees

These are a few shocking facts about the lives of women trafficked in India and Nepal.

Sister Jessy Kanjirathinal has worked in Nepal and India to rehabilitate young women who have been trafficked from this region. She holds a Masters degree in Counselling. Her project/ research work has been on developing a program to help young women who have been trafficked.

Young girls from Nepal and India are trafficked and sold as prostitutes by their families who are unsuspecting of what their daughters are getting into, sometimes due to poverty families are forced to sell their daughters. These girls are sold in various countries for a small price. The problem is compounded by the fact that this region has a high rate of HIV/AIDS.

Sister Jessy speaks about the process of rehabilitation and about the dangers encountered in this field.

Some of the organisations that rescue and rehabilitate young women are.

Maiti, Nepal. This organisation is run by Anuradha Koirala who worked tirelessly in this field.

International Justice Mission- India and Nepal. Here is a link to the interview.

If you want more information about Human trafficking and what you can do to help please feel free to contact me.