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Feminist News


June-27-00

Former Nepalese Trafficking Survivors Now Guard India's Borders To Capture Traffickers

Traffickers in Nepal capture thousands of Nepalese girls and sell them to brothels all across Asia. Some survivors, as the Los Angeles Times reports, have returned to volunteer as patrol guards who arrest the traffickers attempting to smuggle the kidnapped girls past India's borders, thanks to a grant from the International Labor Organization. These women have caught 70 traffickers and saved 240 girls from brothels since 1997. Many were kidnapped at a young age and now praise their jobs as empowering opportunities to save other young girls from physically and emotionally debilitating experiences.


Media Resources: Los Angeles Times 26 June 2000