Alone, Broken, and Shattered

Life has not always been easy for Saheli* (15) and her family however, with her father working hard, they still had a good life. When COVID-19 hit the world and Nepal went into lockdown, everything changed. Saheli’s father lost his job and so providing daily food for the family was difficult. In April, Saheli went out to buy some vegetables for the family and met a man she knew as ‘uncle’. They walked together for a while until they came to quiet riverbank. That was when Saheli’s whole world changed. No one was around to hear her screams. She was left on the river bank alone, broken and shattered. Some of her friends heard about what happened and went to get help from our partners, 3 Angels Nepal (3AN) help desk in that region. The manager there is well known in the area and has helped many women and girls through rescues across the border as well as local trafficking and abuse victims.

The 3AN help desk manager went with Saheli and her family to the police station where they filed a rape case against the man. The 3AN staff was there for the whole procedure to ensure that police weren’t bribed during the investigation (which sometimes happens). A court case has also been filed and we are waiting the court’s decision.

*name changed for privacy and protection

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False Job Overseas

With the pretext of a better job opportunity in Israel, Yoona (name changed) was being lured by a pimp. She was asked to take out a loan of Rs. ten lakh (USD 8,500) from a local cooperative. However, there is no legal provision for foreign employment in Israel for Nepalese women.




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Lies, Tricks, and False Promises

Twelve Nepali girls were being trafficked to India with false promise of jobs. When all of these girls were intercepted and investigated about their travel plans, it was found that they were all tricked for fake job offers. They were falsely told that they would be performing dances in events and programs of rich people in India for which they would be receiving money.




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Timely Interception

Tanuja (name changed for protection and privacy), 19, lost her father when she was younger. Before her father died, he took a loan from the bank to build them a house. However, they were left with a huge financial burden after her father died, and without any other source of income. Things got worse when her uncle cheated them and transferred the ownership of the house under his name, and Tanuja and her mom where forced out of the house.




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Team Intercepts Three Females at Border

Recently, three female victims, Sakshi* (18), Maya* (21), and Bimala* (17), were intercepted by our team as they attempted to cross the border into India. These three women had been working as servers at a guesthouse in South Asia.




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Six Girls Intercepted, Trafficker Convicted

Six young girls, all appearing nervous and restless, were found in a cart about to cross the border. Seeing several red flags on their travel plans, they were taken aside for further inquiry.




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Pimped by Her Cousin

Maya (name changed for protection and privacy) is 23 and works in a hotel as a cleaner. Things were going well for her until a fateful encounter with her cousin.