Human Trafficking Rescue Program
Every day more than 54 young girls and women are trafficked out of Nepal and into India to enter a life of slavery. Every single day.
If 54 children went missing in one day in a country such as Australia, America or Britain, there would be an outcry, but these girls are different. They are the lost girls of Nepal.
Today is your chance to help to save the life of a lost child.
The border between Nepal and India is 1,000 miles long with just 14 checkpoints along the route. This makes it easy to smuggle over 20,000 women and young girls (mostly aged between 12 and 25) from Nepal to India every year. In recent times, some girls as young as 8 have been rescued from traffickers.
The girls are taken from their homes and communities to work as sex slaves in the brothels of Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Siliguri or Kolkata. This is a life of abuse and fear; a life without hope. Although 3AN work closely with police and government to rescue girls, they primarily focus on interception at the many busy Indo/ China borders as the best method.
The Tactics of the Child Sex Trafficker
Many of the women and children are from poor, remote areas of Nepal who are struggling to look after their families. They are targeted in several ways:
- Some are abducted from their villages and drugged.
- Others are offered well-paid jobs in the city that could support their entire family.
- Young girls are enticed with promises of marriage by wealthy businessmen, so her family allows her to travel to the city to be wed.
There are people working tirelessly to not just stop the trade but to prevent it in the first place.
Interception is the most effective form of rescue.
Stop Human Trafficking in its Tracks
Charities such as 3 Angels Nepal set up small checkpoints along the border to intercept traffic and help to stop human trafficking. So far, the 3 Angels’ booths stop an average of 12 girls being trafficked every day. Interception is the most effective form of rescue.
These girls are counselled and reunited with family wherever possible and when it is safe to do so. Otherwise, they are returned to safe haven, where they face a much brighter future thanks to education, rehabilitation and training programmes. The aim is to teach the women valuable skills that help them lead independent lives.
Making Miracles Happen
Rescuing a girl from a life of violence and abuse is often not enough. These girls suffer from almost unbearable psychological pain and their bodies bear the scars of their treatment. Some may carry lifelong diseases such as HIV as a permanent reminder of their ordeal.
To make matters worse, her community can often reject her. Her community considers her prospects for marriage have gone and, if she is ill, her family will be unable to support her.
This is where 3 Angels Nepal step in, to try and help the girls settle in a different community where nothing is known of their background. Some children will be moved into children’s homes so that they can re-learn the innocence of childhood.
3 Angels Nepal rescues the most at-risk boys and girls to educate and change the mindset of a future generation. Education will provide a voice for the future to eradicate this abominable practice.
In just ONE year* 3 Angels Nepal was able to help thousands:
Interviewed = 19,742
Intercepted = 6,853
Rescued = 551
Sheltered in transit homes: 251
Legal aid provided: 1,267
Reunited with family: 6,646
Community Education: 10,109
Total Rescued to Date
(from 2006 to June 30, 2019)