Nepalese Teenager Leads Campaign Against Child Trafficking
A Nepalese teenager, who slogged as a child labourer after being sold by his poverty-stricken parents, has now donned the mantle of a campaigner and is raising awareness against child trafficking in South Asian countries. The boy was 10-years-old when his mother sold him for 1,000 rupees to an Indian broker. However, after undergoing arduous l.... Read More »
Traffickers Exploit Increased Mobility of Underage Girls in Nepal
Sixteen-year-old Sushma does not want to reveal her true identity for fear that the traffickers who sold her into the notorious brothel area of Kamathipura in Mumbai, India, could track her down and kill her. "I should have listened to my village schoolteacher who told me not to be taken in by false promises of a job abroad," she told IRIN, ex.... Read More »
Nepal's "anti-trafficking hero" honored in Washington; report shows some progress in combating trafficking
Charimaya Tamang of Nepal, a trafficking survivor herself, was awarded the 2011 Hero Acting to End Modern-Day Slavery Award, on Monday during the release of the 2011 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report in Washington.
US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton felicitated Tamang amid a ceremony held at the Department of State.
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