STOP the Traffick 2018 – Thank you!

Thank you so much for your support of our 3rd Annual STOP the Traffick 5k. Together, you raised US$48,700 [AU$66,800] to stop Nepali women and girls from becoming victims of trafficking. Each year is bigger and better and this year was certainly a testament to amazing leaders across the globe who stood up and said ‘I’m against trafficking, who’s with me?’

53 teams registered across 12 countries during September 2018.

Australia  | USA  |  New Zealand  |  China  | Ukraine  | Vietnam  |  Thailand  |  Ireland Philippines  |  Canada  |  Japan  | Kenya

This year, we saw 9 school communities from across the globe come together and run to say NO to trafficking. We also had 10 clubs and office teams representing the corporate and social sectors. It’s amazing to see the networking of individuals who are passionate about joining the fight against human trafficking.

Thank you to all those who RAN, WALKED and CYCLED to make a difference in the life of vulnerable women and girls. You may never meet them, but each of the 450 girls who’s lives will be impacted because of your generosity say ‘thank you for not forgetting about us’.

Thank you to our on-the-ground partners 3 Angels Nepal, Tiny Hands Nepal and Honor 100 Movement Philippines who are on the front line in the fight against trafficking.

NEXT EVENT – SAVE THE DATE

Date: Anytime during MAY 2019. (Note that our new global event month is in MAY starting 2019)

Location: Anywhere in the world

Registrations for next year’s event will open in March 2019.

Looking forward to seeing our teams back again next year, plus many new teams and individuals joining the movement!

It’s easy to keep up to date with stories about the difference you have made in Nepal and the Philippines as well as our 2019 event plans –

Facebook page – STOP the Traffick 5k

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Sold by Her Father

Muna worked as a dish cleaner in a hotel, but was forced to work for commercial sex. She eventually learned that she was sold by her father. Heartbroken and desperate to survive, she felt she had no choice but to endure being a sex worker. She suffered a lot satisfying the customers. Many times she tried to run away from but with no luck.




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Locked in a Room

For six months, Sita endured various forms of abuse from the man she thought would bring her love.




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Trafficker on the Run

Eight traffickers have been arrested so far this year because of the efforts of our amazing partners Tiny Hands Nepal and 3 Angels Nepal. Each trafficker that is arrested, means more women and girls could be prevented from being trafficked. This is dangerous work but it is important in the fight against trafficking. Our partners have a close working relationship with local police and authorities to intercept and rescue girls from trafficking as well as track down and arrest traffickers, just like in Hira's case.




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False Promise of Employment

Two cousins, aged 20 and 23, were recruited by apartment neighbors for foreign work where they were told they would earn better income. These men were known for this type of activity - luring young women into false promises of employment.




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Saved Just In Time

Despite her refusal, twelve-year-old Madhu [name changed], was forced to marry the 28-year-old man that her parents found for her to marry. As soon as they moved in to their new house, Madhu was forced by her husband to move with him to India for what he claimed were good work opportunities.




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Massage Parlors: New Centers for Sex Trade

In India, massage parlors are becoming the center of attraction for working men. Trafficking happens in plain sight and is very deceptive to women and girls who fall prey to the lies used by brothel owners and traffickers. Many Nepali women and girls who are looking for work in India to support their families, are often deceived or seriously misled about the type of work they will be doing - their desperation for a source of income taken advantage by traffickers.