I follow a group on Facebook called Grassroot Movement in Nepal.
They recently posted a video about child trafficking showing how small girls and young women are drugged and sent to Mumbai to become sex slaves.
Girls are forced to have sex and if they refuse, they are beaten, aggressively raped and burnt. Some die from torture. Others suicide because the emotional and physical pain is too much.
It’s hideous and heartbreaking stuff.
Child trafficking is not a new crime so many of you might not be alarmed.
The research I’ve read about child trafficking is that it happens in all parts of the world but in Asia it’s particularly bad. And it’s usually girls who come from poor and uneducated families who are targeted.
I wanted to share this video because it’s especially focused on Nepalese girls.
Child trafficking and sexual exploitation are a clear violation of human rights.
But how come little progress is being made to protect these girls?
Yes, there will always be malicious criminals who take advantage of innocent children but why is it that organisations such as the United Nations, UNICEF and international police networks can’t shutdown these known “hotspots” where such disgusting criminal activity occurs.
Please watch the video and tell me what you think