What is Human Trafficking?

BEING RAPED 20 TIMES A DAY OR MORE IS COMMON FOR MANY OF THE STOLEN NEPALI GIRLS AND WOMEN.

Human trafficking is the act of either kidnapping or coercing girls into lives of sexual slavery. Often these girls and women are promised a better world in another region or country, a place supposedly full of opportunity. In actuality, these females are kidnapped for the purpose of exploitation, which includes prostitution, forced labor, slavery, and even organ removal.

These girls are often young, naïve, under-educated, and desperately poor, so that the promises made to them and their families, of a life of economic prosperity, are very tempting.

Being raped 20 times a day or more is common for many of the stolen Nepali girls and women. Victims lose ties with their former lives, families, and villages. Even in the rare instances when kidnapped women find their way home, they are not able to share their pain with their families, as a firm cultural barrier of stigmatization is in place. This is true even when the parents of such women were involved in the sale.

Women who are most vulnerable are those aged 10–35, living in rural areas, impoverished, uneducated, from indigenous ethnic minority groups, or who are refugees.

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