NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT
Nepal is in the middle of huge political change. Power is shifting from the national to the local level, but while the Government is transitioning, the traffickers aren’t stopping – so politicians can't either.
With such drastic political change, there’s a big opportunity. For the first time, there are newly-elected local Mayors with the power to develop local laws and action plans, and take responsibility for ending this abuse of girls’ rights.
They have the ability to make a difference to girls’ lives. Now we need them to commit to stop trafficking.
MEET THE CAMPAIGNERS
“Trafficking is a denial of rights. I’d like everyone to come together to stop trafficking.” – Sarita, youth advocate
Youth advocates Sarita and Sabina are standing with young people in Nepal to demand an end to trafficking. They’re calling on their Mayor to run a public awareness campaign to ensure every girl, their families and their communities know the risks, creating a blueprint for change across the country.
Together, we can show the Mayor that these brave young campaigners are not alone – and that thousands of people around the world are standing with them.
‘I NEVER EXPECTED THIS COULD HAPPEN TO ME’
Laxmi’s* story started with a phone call from a man she didn’t know. He gained her trust and promised her the chance to travel in India – then sold her to work in a brothel.
Today, with her sister’s help and the support of safe houses in India and Nepal, she’s rebuilding her life and sharing her story, so other girls know the risks of being trafficked.
*Names have been changed to protect identities