Campaign Against Human Trafficking and Gender Based Violence
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For a long time human trafficking has became one of the major national social threats in Nepal. These traumatic and insane acts have their roots in many forms, but are more visible through poverty, unemployment, lack of education and political instability. Also affecting this threat is the continuous decline of moral and ethical values in society in the name of modernization. Thousands of girls each year are trafficked or are vulnerable to being trafficked at any time. In order to understand the risk of trafficking, it is important to understand how girls are often lured into danger. Often, girls are lured and deceived by traffickers with promise of a better and brighter future across the open border into India. The border between India and Nepal is a significant issue, as it is open and unmanaged. The crossings in Birgunj, Sunauli, Krishnanagar, Morang, Jhapa, Banke, Kailali and Kanchanpur are the most prominent areas for trafficking. Each year thousands of girls are trafficked through these borders.

Similarly, there is another challenge with in the country, as there are a huge number of girls who are some way employed or engaged in the name of entertainment, (i.e. massage, pub, bars and dance clubs). Many girls are being exploited through these industries. This is a rapidly growing challenge within our Nepali communities, especially within cities, newly growing urban areas, and the highways. In the cities, it has been seen in the hotels, massage centers and other areas where trafficked girls are forced into sexual acts. It has been significantly observed in the different tourist areas of Kathmandu and in the town centers of fast growing cities. This issue might be referred to as internal trafficking. Thus, KIN has adopted an approach to fight trafficking that happens both within the country as well as outside of the country. Through our fight we aspire to empower women to change the history of this nation.

KI Nepal has been working as a watchdog in 7 different borders between Nepal and India to stop the trafficking of innocent lives to Indian sex market. This is our impact that trafficking through these borders has significantly decreased. The rescued girls referred to safe shelters were provided with counseling and skill trainings that can help them to start their business after they graduated from the trainings. Likewise, KI Nepal has been working in the community to sensitize the community people through establishing women and girls groups, strengthen and mobilize them. In these communities, the women and girls are united, formed micro finances to support the members for micro business such as vegetable farming, goat farming, grocery shop, tailoring shop etc that helped them to be economically independent. This change ultimately has contributed to achieve our goal to minimize human trafficking and gender based violence from those communities.