Human Trafficking

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.

What Happens?

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 30,000 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.

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.

Once in the city, she is taken to a warehouse brothel full of rooms divided only by sheets. She will be auctioned here. The younger she is, the higher the price she will be sold for. Virgins are the most valued; as it is believed that a virgin from Nepal can cure an AIDS victim in India.

This is the start of her ‘new’ life. It is a life full of disease where she stands a high chance of contracting an STD or even AIDS. Murder is common, as is abuse and beatings. To her captors, she is a mere commodity, with a short shelf life.

Just imagine for a moment that this is your life, without dignity, without respect or love, denied even basic health care, sold to the highest bidder and given fewer rights than a pet dog.

It’s horrible to even imagine it for just a minute, so how much worse must it be to live that scenario every single day?

The facts are hard to accept but there are people working tirelessly to not just stop the trade but to prevent it in the first place.

Stop Human Trafficking in its Tracks.

Charities such as 3 Angels 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.

In just one year (2016/17 data) 3 Angels Nepal were able to help thousands:

Interviewed = 14,687
Intercepted = 5282
Rescued = 551
Rescued from Pokhara = 33
Referred to Police = 269
Total Rescued (till date) = 33,500+

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 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 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.

How You Can Help.

You can rescue a girl from a life of sexual slavery by helping to pay for additional checkpoints along the border; for staff to man the checkpoint; and for greater security measures that will not only increase our chances of catching children and young women before they are smuggled across, but also prevent it from happening in the first place.

These paintings were done by one of the rescued survivors. They were painted while she was staying at WSH Pokhara.

Awards and Appreciation

Below are just some of the awards and certificates 3 Angels Nepal have received for their work.

Award (along with cash prize Rs.10000) given by Women, Children and Social Welfare ministry to our CEO for the fight against human trafficking in Nepal.

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Our Initiatives

Human Trafficking

Each year, around 20,000 girls are smuggled from Nepal into India, where they are forced to work in the sex industry. We work closely with authorities to stop human traffickers before they cross into India from where it is almost impossible to retrieve the girls. read more

Children's Homes

Orphanages in Nepal are struggling to cope with the rising number of orphaned and unwanted children. Our aim is to provide more than a place to stay. We create homes with parental love and guidance to vulnerable and traumatised children. read more

Safe Haven

Traffickers selling girls and women to the sex trade in India target Nepali communities. Safe Haven helps to rehabilitate and restore their lives for a chance at a better future. read more

Prison Outreach

When a mother is jailed, her children are often jailed with her. They spend their childhood behind bars. We can take care of their children and offer basic supplies, support, and education so they have a chance at a future outside the prison walls. read more

Radio Outreach

Our aim is to stop human trafficking altogether and give every child in Nepal an education and a right to a future. Our Radio Outreach Program targets rural communities to warn them of child traffickers whilst our schools educate the very poorest of Nepalese children. read more

3 Angels School

Many of the poorest children in Nepal have no access to education. Our aim is to change that by building self-supporting schools that give the gift of education to those who need it the most. And by providing education, we can give these children hope for a better future. read more

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Donate today & help 3 Angels with the fight against Human Trafficking