15 to 20,000 Nepalese girls disappear across the Indian border each
year and most never return. 70% are from rural, Indigenous communities
such as Nuwakot.
In some villages, over 75% of girls are sent to Indian brothels or
forced into child marriages.
OUR KOLKATA PROGRAMS
Kolkata, West Bengal is a source, transit and destination state due to
its proximity to the Nepal and Bangladesh borders, and unusually high
levels of poverty.
In West Bengal, Kolkata reported the highest number of missing women
during 2018 with 2,584 cases.
OUR JALPAIGURI PROGRAMS
Jalpaiguri (near Darjeeling) is a source, transit and destination
state, due to its proximity to the Nepal and Bangladesh borders. There
are high levels of poverty, in a remote location with minimal
prevention and support services.
OUR DELHI PROGRAMS
According to the UN, India is the epicenter of global human
trafficking, with 10-18 million of the world's 40 million enslaved
Delhi is a major transit and destination area and home to one of the
world's largest red light areas.