Human Trafficking in Nepal

NEPAL is one of the poorest countries in the world! The Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) compiled by the US State Department reports that approximately 1/3 of 50,000 women and girls who work in restaurants, dance bars and massage parlors in Kathmandu are exploited sexually. Most girls who are trafficked are from very poor families. Gang-rapes and beatings are common practice. Most of these innocent girls are forced to have sex with as many as 40 clients a day.  UNICEF reports that as many as 7,000 women and girls are trafficked out of Nepal to India every year, and around 200,000 are now working in Indian brothels.

Angels Home in Kathamandu

Angles Joy and CAP Nepal in Kathmandu, have joined forces in establishing a home in order to provide shelter and a safe haven where young girls who are minors and victims of violence, can be protected and nourished.

The home provides shelter for victims of rape, at risk females who are minors, and those individuals who have been trafficked. Funds provided by Angels Joy go toward maintaining a shelter house called, “Angels Home” where food, clothing, medicines and transportation are provided for the girls who have been rescued and/ or have decided to walk away from ‘the life’. Minors, aged 12 and 13 years, who have nowhere else to go, stay in the program for several years. Angels Joy’s funds also pay for the services of a psychologist, staff members and other employees at the Angels Home. Angels Joy believes in a holistic approach knowing that the key to healing the deep wounds suffered by these young girls who have been violated, is in providing material help alongside integrating therapies like yoga, meditation, and teaching of basic human values.

Furthermore, these young girls/ women are given the opportunity to learn a vocational skill of their choice for the purpose of learning and achieving economic independence and reintegration into society at large.

CAP Nepal

For further information about 'CAP Nepal' please check : http://www.capnepal.org


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