What Does Trafficking Look Like in Nepal?

In Nepal, prostitution is illegal and is included under the legal definition of human trafficking. We commonly see poverty-driven prostitution and sexual exploitation. Trafficking is usually from Nepal to major metros in neighboring countries, like India. The Department of State has listed Nepal as a Tier 2 Country in the 2022 Trafficking of Persons Report, meaning their government does not fully meet the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA)’s minimum standards but are making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with those standards. The report also states that, “although the government had national standards for care of trafficking victims, referral efforts remained ad hoc and inadequate,” showing a need for organizations to provide quality care for survivors.
Learn more about trafficking in Nepal here

Our Partner - Asha Nepal

Asha Nepal provides immediate and long-term care for women who have been trafficked, abused, or are at high-risk. They holistically care for each survivor, based on their unique needs, and help them rebuild their lives socially, emotionally, and economically. This enables them to enjoy lives of safety, independence, and dignity as valued members of their community. By working in-depth with whole families, Asha Nepal seeks to create sustainable change for generations to come. When Hilltop of Hope “Returns the Daughters of Nepal” from India, we often connect them with Asha Nepal, so they can be safely reintegrated into their community.
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Stories from Nepal

March 26, 2024
Urja’s Story
Urja was married at the age of 13, a practice not uncommon in the rural areas of Nepal. By the time she was 16, she already had two children. Then...
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December 12, 2022
Ditya's Story
Today we prayer walked the red-light district of Ghatkopar. We encountered 55 year old Ditya. She was 15 when she was trafficked and sold into prostitution. Ditya never married. As a victim...
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March 13, 2022
Luxmi's Story
13 year old Luxmi enjoys her family life as the youngest of 3 children growing up in the foothills of the Himalayas outside Kathmandu, Nepal. In a desire to have...
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