Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. Women and girls now account for 75 percent of trafficking victim. From Nepal, approximately 15,000 women and girls are lured every year to the infamous brothel “Cages” in Mumbai or to brothels across India and the Middle East. The Rotary Club of Bay View Claremont works in partnership with Anuradha Koirala, the founder of Maiti Nepal, to combat human trafficking of the most vulnerable in Nepali society.
The work is multi-faceted, providing services in the areas of Rescue, Rehabilitation, Advocacy and Prevention. Rotary supports an innovative, one-of-a-kind program, where rescued women are employed to check every vehicle that passes through the Nepalese/Indian border for trafficked girls, providing job training, and community awareness programs.
For more information contact:
D9455 contact: Gillian Booth (Bay View Claremont) 0408 025 013; (firstname.lastname@example.org)