Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Great Impact of Nepal's Devastation

On 16 May, (left-right) Nita Tamang, 12, Salina Shrestha, 10, and Kusum Shrestha, 12, stand outside their school, Rajkuleshwor Lower Secondary School, in Bhimeshwar Municipality, Dolakha District, the epicentre of the 12 May earthquake. Photo credit: UNICEF

Yearly, more than 20,000 women and girls in Nepal are being trafficked to be sold into the sex trade and domestic servitude. Reports state that globally women comprise 49% of trafficked persons while girls make up 21%. Yet it is not uncommon to locate girls as young as seven being prostituted and sold. [read]