Misery of Disaster: Spiking Girl Trafficking in Nepal After Great Earthquake


September 22 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM | Room 2582

Nepal is well known for girl trafficking in South Asia. Every day, more than 54 young girls and women are trafficked out of Nepal into India to enter a life of slavery. The 1,000-mile-long open border between India and Nepal makes it easier to smuggle over 20,000 women and young girls (mostly aged between 12 and 25) from Nepal to India every year. Girl trafficking in Nepal is more significant among socially and economically disadvantaged groups. The great earthquake has severely deteriorated the economic status of those people and further enhanced trafficking. The post-disaster period in Nepal has become a favorable time for brokers to lure girls for trafficking in the name of relief. Hence, after 2015, girl trafficking in Nepal has considerably increased. The situation in Nepal makes every disaster-affected country think about this aspect very carefully.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Describe girl trafficking in Nepal
  • Describe the relationship of natural disasters on girl trafficking in Nepal
  • Discuss the post-disaster period in Nepal and girl trafficking

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