Captivating ramps up its support for more border stations through TINY HANDS

Since 2013, Captivating has partnered with TINY HANDS INTERNATIONAL – one of our Nepal based program partners working to intercept girls believed to be in the very act of being trafficked. Captivating is pleased to announce our support has now expanded to fully finance the operation of FIVE (5) TINY HANDS border monitoring stations. Located in trafficking hot-spots, dedicated staff at these stations are stopping a multiple number of girls every day whose situation looks suspicious. Following interviews, an average of one girl a day will be deemed to be in the process of being trafficked into the sex slavery industry across the border into India and beyond.  That’s 360 girls a year whose lives will be saved from a horrific outcome. This is such urgent work, and we are thrilled to support John, Doug, Carly, Karl and the whole team at TINY HANDS.

ICC Aust logotiny hands logoOur continual thanks to our supporters around the world willing to financially support this work. On average, it costs US$100 to intercept a girl at the border. Help us keep this program going, and possibly expand it further.  For details, contact juliec@captivating.org

 

 

 

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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.




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Suspected Trafficker Now in Police Custody

Sapna is 16 and is from a large but poor family. Because of this, she had to quit her studies after the 10th grade and start working. She worked hard to help her family but due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the nationwide lockdown was implemented by the government, which created extreme financial hardship for Sapna and her family. One day, she received a call from an unknown number which almost changed her life.




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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.