Nepal Alliance

Nepal is considered both a destination- and transit country for child trafficking. Every year, 5.000-10.000 girls from Nepal are taken to different destinations across Asia and the Middle East for several forms of forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation. The Nepalese government falls short on policy implementation and victim protection due to political instability. Often, survivors are being accused of wrongdoing instead of being seen as victims from exploitation. Victims are afraid to file cases because of threats from perpetrators.

This project aims:

  • To rescue women and girls from trafficking and different forms of exploitation;
  • To ensure the human rights of survivors by offering legal support, advocating for legal reforms and providing other vital services
  • To ensure the social and economic empowerment of survivors and facilitate their reintegration in the community, preventing the chances of re-victimisation.
  • To prevent human trafficking through community awareness programs while inspiring and empowering survivors in the process

The project is implemented through an alliance of Maiti Nepal, Shakti Samuha and Voice of Women Media, organizations addressing commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), trafficking and women’s rights in Nepal. Free a Girl’s collaboration with local partner organisations increases the impact, efficiency and affectivity of the activities and offers comprehensive care to survivors.