Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Today's Kathmandu Post reported that a trafficker received a sentence of 25 years for trafficking girls across the Nepal border into Tibet. "Maiti Nepal" a non profit organization specializing in locating girls, rescuing and prosecuting had rescued thirty some girls who had been trafficked in this manner.
Friday, May 9, 2014
Recently we learned of more and more incidents where relatives were trafficking girls as young as ten years of age. This presents many problems as they do not allow the girls to be adopted or put in a children's home although they are newly orphaned and relatives aren't willing to support them. The trafficking relatives over rule the relatives who do desire to place them in children's homes or with a permanent guardian. A Himalayan Mountain newspaper group reported an alarming increase in this activity within families! (Feb 21, 2014 Nuwakot). Unfortunately many times the police are of no help whatsoever even in cases where young girls are being gang raped by relatives and neighbors and are at high risk of being trafficked. The female officers must submit to the higher ranking male officers so their work is very stressful as they cannot take action without superior's approval and direction. So they must shamefully look the other way.
Friday, April 4, 2014
It has been awhile since we have posted anything as we have been extremely busy with feeding street girls and working with governments to try to provide housing and care for girls as young as five years of age. Sometimes laws passed to assist children actually make it more difficult to help those in crisis and rescue them to a safe house!We hope to have some new exciting news to post soon. So keep checking back!