More about human trafficking

Human trafficking is the illegal commerce of people, which victims are commonly used for prostitution, forced labour, and other forms of servitude. These victims (mainly girls and women) are facing daily physical, sexual and mental abuses, poor hygiene conditions, and a life full of fear. In Nepal, human trafficking is one of the major issues to face, where a lot of victims are trafficked to India. This issue is caused by a lack of education provided to girls, and to any child in the remote areas of the country, as well as in the poorest tribes. The economic situation resulting from these contexts encourage people to give up their children into human trafficking as well. Lastly there is a lack of awareness about this issues among the communities who sometimes believe they send their children for a better life when they actually give them away to a life of servitude.

By making human trafficking one of the core concerns of their programs, Nawa Asha wishes to reduce the risk for children and vulnerable populations to become victims of this illegal practise.

“Trafficking in persons shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or service, slavery or practices similar, servitude or the removal of organs” (United Nations 2000:2, Article 3a)

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