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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Women Missing since Lockdown

When girls are smuggled over the border, either by force or deception, most are never found. Our partner, 3 Angels Nepal, is working hard despite the restrictions and travel limitations, to stop girls before they are trafficked.




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Preying on Girls through Social Media

Kalindi (name changed for privacy and protection) thought she has found the love of her life online, only to find herself weeping with regret in the end.




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In Need of Safety and a Mother's Love

Mandeep (name changed for protection and privacy) had been through lots of hardships since she was a child - from losing her father, being abandoned, and taking on different jobs. She was found by our partner's staff sitting on a bridge, distressed and alone.




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Fake Job Offer

Padmini (name changed for privacy and protection), 20, was spotted by our 3 Angels Nepal monitoring staff while doing their routine checks around the bus station. They saw her holding hands with a man but she seemed reluctant to go with him. Upon inquiry, they found out that Padmini didn’t know the man, so she was brought to a transit home where she shared her story.




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Trafficked into India

Tamasi was being abused by her husband. Thinking that her new friend was genuinely concerned about her, she immediately agreed when she offered her work somewhere else.




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Traffickers Convicted

In 2019, staff members from Tiny Hands Nepal intercepted four women in one of the borders and counseled them about the dangers of human trafficking. They also encouraged the women to file a case against their trafficker but they were reluctant to do so. With no case to process, they were sent home after the counselling. During the interview, our staff thought that one of the women seemed very suspicious. True enough, the same woman threatened the other girls that she wouldn't return their money and that they will be sent back abroad again.