Traffickers Convicted

In 2019, staff members from our partner, Tiny Hands Nepal / Love Justice International, intercepted four women at the Indo/Nepal border because their situation looked suspicious. During the interview process, it became evident that one of the women could be the trafficker. The other women were encouraged to file a case against their trafficker but they were reluctant to do so. Because of the staff suspicions, the women were not allowed to cross the border. They were sent home. It was later found out that the suspicious woman threatened the others that she wouldn’t return their money and that they will be sent back abroad again.

Just a week after they were first intercepted, the three women, along with several others, were again on board on motorcycles to cross the border to India. When they reached India, they were forced to stay in an unknown place and were not fed properly. That was when one of the previously intercepted women finally confirmed that the woman who threatened them before was indeed a trafficker. 

Thankfully, one of them remembered the counseling she had received from our partner staff. She called their trafficker and demanded that they be released. Otherwise, they would report her and file a case against her. The trafficker agreed to let them go and two of the women immediately returned to Nepal. Upon their arrival, the two women sought the assistance of Tiny Hands Nepal to take legal actions against their perpetrator.

A Tiny Hands/Love Justice investigation team helped the women file a case and through coordination with the police, the case progressed until two traffickers were arrested and sentenced to prison for two and a half years. They were also required to pay Rs. 25,000 [US$200] to the victims as penalty. Later on, two more traffickers were arrested and sentenced to two years in prison and required to pay the same amount to the victims.

Thank you to all the staff across the Nepal border and all our partners who continue supporting this effort of intercepting women at risk of human trafficking.

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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.