On this 30th of July 2020, Planète Enfants & Développement joins the Blue Heart campaign on the occasion of the World Day against Human Trafficking. The opportunity to come back on some figures and on the emblematic case of Nepal.
" Trafficking of girls and women in Nepal dates back to at least the 1960s, when they were mainly sold into Indian brothels. Since then, hundreds of Nepali women, men, and children have been trafficked to India each year for the sex trade, forced labor, and domestic work, among other purposes.".
>> The full article from the Kathmandu Post is available here (in English).
The scourge of trafficking is particularly visible in Nepal, but not only.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reminds us that :
- 70% of victims of trafficking in the world are women and girls.
- L'sexual exploitation is the first form of violence suffered.
- 1 in 3 victims of trafficking is a child.
And these figures are only the tip of the iceberg because it is difficult to measure the entire phenomenon…
>> To learn more, visit the Collective "Together against human trafficking.
July 30, 2020