Due to the global pandemic, the Nepal borders have been closed and high volume activities are strictly prohibited. Schools are also closed so the Hamro Abhiyan Anti-Trafficking Awareness Program has not been conducted in schools since March.
The borders are slowly opening again but many people have lost their jobs. This has created even greater numbers of people stuck in poverty. Many are not able to put food on their plates. The risk of trafficking is increasing. Out of desperate need, some resort to selling sexually explicit materials online, while others are easily lured to crossing the borders illegally in search of foreign employment.
Our partner, 3 Angels Nepal, turned to communities by conducting awareness programs so that women and children remain informed. In total, more than 350 women and children have been reached in different regions throughout Nepal talking about topics such as online sexual exploitation, how traffickers target the vulnerable and violence against women.
We are grateful and proud of our partners and their unwavering efforts to continue the fight against trafficking despite pandemic circumstances.
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Throughout the Nepal lockdown, 3 Angels Community Radio has been continuously helping communities through informative radio programming as well as distribution of basic necessities such as food and clothing.
One of the key objectives of the 3 Angels Community Radio (3ACR) is to inform the public and raise awareness on relevant issues, particularly human trafficking. This holds true even when the COVID-19 pandemic struck the country. During the pandemic crisis, they were able to relay reliable information from the World Health Organization while maintaining most of their regular programming. One of the staff shares what else the team have been able to do during this crisis.
She is now leading the children’s program and has received several requests from schools and parents to visit and talk with the students. Her contribution in this increase of requests and participation from the audience is a great opportunity for us as we strengthen our advocacy on child rights and women’s issues.
3 Angels Community Radio (3ACR) had the opportunity to visit a small settlement area in Pokhara to provide training to a group of women living in the slums. Jeevan, 3ACR's news chief shares one of the women's story with us.