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Friday, October 2, 2015

Thousands Urge Help for Indian Sisters "Ordered Raped".

The above is the title of an article that came out in Agence France- Pressed August 30th.

Thousands signed petitions after  local council ordered sisters raped and paraded naked as punishment for their brother eloping with a married woman. This family of a "Dalit" caste considered "untouchable" was forced into hiding after their brother eloped with a woman from a dominant caste. The sisters 15yrs and 23 yrs  have been in hiding. These village councils are highly influential and have sanctioned "honor killings" and other atrocities.  One of the sisters filed a petition and awaits the verdict from a Supreme Court in Uttar Pradesh.

In other news in Nepal the Central Investigation Bureau says they plan to file a case against two traffickers who allegedly ferried 27 Nepali women to India last summer. Maiti Nepal is seeking maximum compensation to victims of trafficking in Nepal.

Monday, August 10, 2015

It has been over three months since the Himalayan Mt. earthquake,  affecting several countries...India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bhutan.  It may appear that life is back to normal in the absence of news and media reports...but far from it.  On site stories paint a much different scenario for many young women.  Keep checking on our blog to learn more....

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Himalayan Mt Earthquake Increases Risk of Girl Trafficking

Due to the earthquake tragedy in the Himalayan Mts. girls are now at a very high risk of being trafficked across the borders from villages  where family members are injured, missing or dead. Purveyors come seeking vulnerable families  to prey upon during this time of crisis. Please help us to help these families!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

People all over the region are spending their nights sleeping outside, in fear of aftershocks. In the capitol of Kathmandu and in remote villages, many are still living outside due to severe damage or total destruction of their homes.

The capitol city of Kathmandu and suburbs reported the most deaths at 1500, and those injured numbered close to 3000. Total deaths throughout the country are now reported as 5300 and injured as 10,500. Small villages were affected drastically as many are without food, water, shelter and electricity. There is difficulty in reaching the injured in these remote villages.

According to the Kathmandu Post (April 26,2015) most villages suffered many casualties, especially in the eastern part of Nepal, near the Indian border. Specialized search and rescue teams have arrived from other countries and are attempting to reach casualties in these remote areas.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Some Cultures Passive About Violence Against Women

A recent World Bank Report says," A culture that is passive towards "Violence Against Women" will not flourish".

Many countries in the Himalayan Mts. reflect those research findings.  This last winter in India there was mass sterilizations of women, of whom many died and others became deathly ill. The doctor performing the procedure on hundreds of women at the rate of 83 per hour supposedly used the same uncleaned  unsanitized instruments on all of them!

On the same day in a capitol Himalayan Mt city that  a march took place, for stopping violence  against women,  a female police officer was murdered.(Himalayan Times Dec.11,2014)

"Despite political rhetoric, of women's empowerment the state of Nepali women remain bleak. " KTM Post Editorial by Suresh Pranjali