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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Alone, Broken, and Shattered

Life has not always been easy for Saheli (name changed for protection) and her family however, with her father working hard, they still had a good life. When COVID-19 hit the world and Nepal went into lockdown, everything changed. Saheli’s father lost his job and so providing daily food for the family was difficult. In April, her world changed after meeting a man she knew as ‘uncle’.




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Preying on Girls through Social Media

Kalindi (name changed for privacy and protection) thought she has found the love of her life online, only to find herself weeping with regret in the end.




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In Need of Safety and a Mother's Love

Mandeep (name changed for protection and privacy) had been through lots of hardships since she was a child - from losing her father, being abandoned, and taking on different jobs. She was found by our partner's staff sitting on a bridge, distressed and alone.




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Fake Job Offer

Padmini (name changed for privacy and protection), 20, was spotted by our 3 Angels Nepal monitoring staff while doing their routine checks around the bus station. They saw her holding hands with a man but she seemed reluctant to go with him. Upon inquiry, they found out that Padmini didn’t know the man, so she was brought to a transit home where she shared her story.




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Trafficked into India

Tamasi was being abused by her husband. Thinking that her new friend was genuinely concerned about her, she immediately agreed when she offered her work somewhere else.




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Traffickers Convicted

In 2019, staff members from Tiny Hands Nepal intercepted four women in one of the borders and counseled them about the dangers of human trafficking. They also encouraged the women to file a case against their trafficker but they were reluctant to do so. With no case to process, they were sent home after the counselling. During the interview, our staff thought that one of the women seemed very suspicious. True enough, the same woman threatened the other girls that she wouldn't return their money and that they will be sent back abroad again.