– Sarita and Sabina, youth advocates, Nepal
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.
With your support, Sarita and Sabina have asked their Mayor to commit to end the trafficking of girls in Nepal – and he’s agreed to take action. As a result, a new public awareness campaign will be launched, to make sure every girl in their area knows about the risks.
MEET THE CAMPAIGNERS
“Trafficking is a denial of rights. I’d like everyone to come together to stop trafficking.” – Sarita, youth advocate
With the help of incredible supporters like you, Sarita and Sabina are one step closer to making sure girls in Nepal, their families and communities are aware of the dangers of trafficking.
Their Mayor has committed to run a public awareness campaign on the issue – and that’s just the beginning. Together with Plan International, they want to create a blueprint for change across the country, taking their campaign to neighbouring areas and all the way up to the national government.
‘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