Slavery and trafficking are serious global crimes that violate the human of their victims. Every year thousands of people, - children, women and men fall into the hands of traffickers and are exploited for different purposes in their own countries or abroad.
Nepal was ranked 54th ( out of 161 countries) in the Global Slavery Index of 2014. Trafficking in Nepal occurs both domestically and cross-border. Human trafficking has persisted for decades and instances of trafficking have recently increased, especially after the major earthquakes and the countless aftershocks that struck Nepal on April 25 and May 13, 2015.
Street Child of Nepal has conducted the baseline surveys in Banke and Parsa district to investigate the prevalence of Human trafficking. We interviewed three teachers, one Indian non-government orgainsation (NGO), seven Nepali NGOs, seven government officials, two police officers and seventy six women. From the survey we have found that women aged between 19-25 and children aged 14-16 are the most vulnerable to trafficking.
Street Child of Nepal is hoping to expand the initial research on this project into a targeted program that reduced the risk factor leading to instances of human trafficking.
The survey result suggest that the major risk factors making children vulnerable includes:
For women the major factors include: