Determined to prove she is valuable

Harhsa is 17 years old and lives with her parents and siblings. She is the oldest of 6 sisters. Her father would beat her mother because she didn’t give him sons. Finally, her mother had a baby boy and the beatings stopped but Harina was determined to prove to her father that girls are just as good as boys. She worked hard and had to stop school after grade 8. But still, it was not enough. 

She decided that she would go with a man she found who would take her to India and become a prostitute. She heard that girls can earn good money this way. He arranged the trip and let her cross the border on her own. At the border, she was asked about her travel plans. The truth was explained to her about how prostitues are treated in India. She was shown stories from rescued women who told about their horrific experiences. Now Harhsa understands the dangers and risks about travelling to India to work as a prostitute. She is back home with her family.

Everyday, teams are in the community and at borders, keeping an eye on travellers and being there when they are needed. When girls like Harhsa leave Nepal, they are often never seen again.  Because someone was watching out, Harhsa was intercepted from becoming another victim of trafficking.

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Thank you for being part of STOP TRAFFICKING 5K 2019

Our 4th annual STOP TRAFFICKING 5K might be over but the impact will be lasting. Thank you to all those from 11 countries who stood up and said 'no to trafficking'.  Because of you, the life saving work in Nepal and the Philippines will continue to impact lives. US$33,780 was raised with online and offline donations. Together, we are changing the world! Below is what has already happened so far this year in Nepal and the Philippines




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Interception at Nepal/India Border

2 girls were just intercepted at the Nepal/India border. Watch this video as Julie explains.




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Stopped BEFORE she left Nepal

Pallav struggled to provide for her children after her husband left until one day when a stranger approached her and offered her a good paying job in India. Desperate to help to children, she gladly accepted the job and began her journey across Nepal into India. The man followed in another bus behind, but Pallav was just happy to have this wonderful opportunity. At a routine bus check, staff from one of our Captivating Monitoring stations asked her where she was going. After Pallav explained her good fortune she was asked if she knew the man who offered her work. She admitted that she didn't know him.




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Intercepted just in time

"He grabbed my hand and would not let me go. He told me that I had to go with him to Mumbai. Frightened, I began to cry."




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Sold into sex slavery: The 'Angels' rescuing Nepalese women

When border guards stopped her escape to India, Maheshwori Nepali was furious. "I felt very angry that they were holding me up and asking me so many questions," she says. Born into one of Nepal's lowest castes — the Dalits — she was seeking the promise of a better life over the border.




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Sold by her friend

After reaching Mumbai, her friend took her to the female employer. Arati was left with 26 Nepalese and 18 Indian girls. She never saw her friend again. She was trapped and tells her story.