2018 Impact in Nepal

The lives of thousands of Nepali women and girls have been impacted and transformed during 2018. This would not be possible without the support of our generous donors. With humble and grateful hearts, we say thank you. We are excited to share the difference made in Nepal during 2018.

5,513 women and girls were intercepted and STOPPED BEFORE they were trafficked. They were taken aside, interviewed and questioned about where they were going. After questioning, the staff concluded that it was highly likely these 5,513 girls were in the process of being trafficked. These girls were educated on what was likely happening, counselled where necessary, and either returned home or picked up by their families.

270 women and girls were referred to the local police because substantial, hard evidence was able to be given to police to confirm the trafficker involved.

49 women and girls were rescued from hotels and brothels in both Nepal and India. These resulted from tipoffs, careful planning and close coordination with police.

7,174 people from local communities attended community awareness programs. All were from vulnerable communities and also received handouts to educate them about the dangers of human trafficking.

167 women (mostly single moms) are now part of the My Business My Freedom microfinance program and are growing their small businesses to support their families. This helps reduces the attraction of engaging in prostitution for money or travelling to other countries to find work.

21,000,000 Nepali people have access to life saving messages broadcast throughout Nepal because of the 3ACR Community Radio Program.

Thank you for being part of the fight against slavery and trafficking.

We look forward to reaching even more women and children in 2019.

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HAMRO ABHIYAN ANTI-TRAFFICKING PROGRAM | NEPAL | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Reflections from Educators

Many schools have been identified in hot-spot trafficking regions of Nepal. Students from these regions are from poor, lower class families and are considered easier targets by traffickers. When the schools finally reopened after months of lockdown, our dedicated team of experts made a big push to reach out to as many schools and communities possible.




HAMRO ABHIYAN ANTI-TRAFFICKING PROGRAM | NEPAL | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Training the Nepali Police and Armed Forces

“The program was successful to deliberately provide the relevant enormous knowledge about human trafficking which directly helps our police to deliver effective and relevant services.”




HAMRO ABHIYAN ANTI-TRAFFICKING PROGRAM | NEPAL | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Moving Forward Despite Challenges

When the pandemic started in 2020, the Hamro Abhiyan Anti-Trafficking Awareness Program was one of our most affected programs on the ground. This 2021 was no different. There were window periods when restrictions were lifted, but were cut short with surges of COVID cases.




HAMRO ABHIYAN ANTI-TRAFFICKING PROGRAM | NEPAL | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Hamro Abhiyan is Back

After months of lockdown and schools being closed due to the pandemic, we are very glad to share that our Hamro Abhiyan Anti-Trafficking Awareness Program is back!




COMMUNITY RADIO - HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS | HAMRO ABHIYAN ANTI-TRAFFICKING PROGRAM | NEPAL | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

More than 300 Women and Children Reached

As many people have lost their jobs, a lot have been suffering from mental issues, a number of families are not able to put food on their plates, and the risk of trafficking is continuously increasing. Out of desperate need, some may be resorting to selling sexually explicit materials online, while some may be easily lured to crossing the borders illegally in search of foreign employment. Our partner, 3 Angels Nepal, turned to communities, reaching them one by one and conducting awareness programs so that women and children remain informed.




HAMRO ABHIYAN ANTI-TRAFFICKING PROGRAM | NEPAL | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Awareness Program for Transport Workers

Our partner, 3 Angels Nepal, saw the crucial role of transport workers in Nepal in combating human trafficking. Knowingly or unknowingly, they could be transporting potential trafficking victims across the border.