Event Title

Sex Trafficking in Nepal: A Rising Concern For All

Presenter Information

Sirish Gurung, Seattle University

Publication Date

September 2021

Start Date

2-9-2021 12:45 PM

End Date

2-9-2021 1:10 PM

Moderator

Afrikaan Osman

Description

To save the lives of Nepalese women and girls, a comprehensive approach  should be adopted, which will  necessarily  require the active participation of the government, non-governmental organizations,  as well as the citizens  in promoting education, eradicating poverty, and enforcing stronger laws and border security.   Each year, thousands of Nepalese women and girls become the victim of modern-day slavery,  and this has been a steady growing criminal industry. Women’s rights in Nepal have been ignored due to issues such as illiteracy, poverty, unemployment, political instability, and corruptions. Despite the government of Nepal being well aware of this issue, its initiatives and strategies have been too minor to be efficient. Abuse of women and children has become an epidemic that requires more attention than ever before. The heinous conditions in which these helpless victims are trafficked, as well as the circumstances in which some manage to flee and survive leave them with immense physical as well as mental health threats. This presentation will explore the data and statistics of the Nepali sex trade industry, its historical connection, the main contributing factors and finally, the strategies and initiatives taken by the government of Nepal and other non-governmental organizations.

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Sep 2nd, 12:45 PM Sep 2nd, 1:10 PM

Sex Trafficking in Nepal: A Rising Concern For All

To save the lives of Nepalese women and girls, a comprehensive approach  should be adopted, which will  necessarily  require the active participation of the government, non-governmental organizations,  as well as the citizens  in promoting education, eradicating poverty, and enforcing stronger laws and border security.   Each year, thousands of Nepalese women and girls become the victim of modern-day slavery,  and this has been a steady growing criminal industry. Women’s rights in Nepal have been ignored due to issues such as illiteracy, poverty, unemployment, political instability, and corruptions. Despite the government of Nepal being well aware of this issue, its initiatives and strategies have been too minor to be efficient. Abuse of women and children has become an epidemic that requires more attention than ever before. The heinous conditions in which these helpless victims are trafficked, as well as the circumstances in which some manage to flee and survive leave them with immense physical as well as mental health threats. This presentation will explore the data and statistics of the Nepali sex trade industry, its historical connection, the main contributing factors and finally, the strategies and initiatives taken by the government of Nepal and other non-governmental organizations.