It’s estimated that worldwide there are currently between 20 and 40 million people who are exploited through forced labor, marriage and prostitution, according to the International Labor Organization. We take a look at the South Asian country of Nepal where as many as 20,000 girls each year fall victim to human trafficking. We discuss the problems feeding into trafficking, successful anti-trafficking efforts and what more needs to be done to end this global human rights crisis.
- Parbati Thapa, volunteer at the Rural Health and Education Services Trust
- Sarah Bakker, director of operations for the American Himalayan Foundation
- Heather Barr, acting co-director of the women’s rights division, Human Rights Watch.
Links for more information:
- National Human Trafficking Hotline Website
- U.S Report on Trafficking in Nepal
- Alliance to End Trafficking & Slavery
- National Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888