What We Do to Cut Human Trafficking Off at the Source

Women’s Protection Center (WPC Nepal) supports various human trafficking awareness programs in rural villages with the partnership of the local community to raise awareness and prevent human trafficking. The awareness programs typically run for three to five days. The WPC staff visit schools and women’s groups to discuss how to prevent and fight against trafficking in their communities.

This is important to tell the locals because many times, traffickers come to their village and tell family members all the “benefits” of sending their child away. They coax them into letting their daughter leave for a “better life” which will involve a good-paying job and/or educational opportunities.

Usually, this leads to being trafficked to the main city of Kathmandu, where prostitution is common, or across the border to India because trafficking is not illegal. It is very unlikely they will see their family ever again.