Trafficking Of Women And Children On The Rise In Nepal

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Human trafficking on the rise in Nepal
Human trafficking on the rise in Nepal

In a year and a half about 13,000 women and children from Nepal have been victims of trafficking to other countries. This number has increased by 60% compared to the previous year. The data was provided by a report of the National Commission for Human Rights in Nepal (NHRC.

According to the NHRC, the majority of women have been victims of trafficking for forced prostitution, and children are forced to beg or forced labour and, in some cases, even used for organ transplants.

Human trafficking in Nepal is a serious concern. Nepal is mainly a source country for men, women and children subjected to forced labour and sex trafficking. Most girls who are trafficked are from very poor families from villages where they or their families are lured by false marriages, or the promises of employment or education.