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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Lies, Tricks, and False Promises

Twelve Nepali girls were being trafficked to India with false promise of jobs. When all of these girls were intercepted and investigated about their travel plans, it was found that they were all tricked for fake job offers. They were falsely told that they would be performing dances in events and programs of rich people in India for which they would be receiving money.




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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.