Change Nepal is an apolitical organisation, that was founded in 2003. It is a collective initiative of like-minded people to improve the status and defend the “Rights” of children, girls and women in Nepal. Change Nepal provides services to survivors and victims of trafficking within Nepal, through education, counselling, skill trainings, health-care and Human Rights awareness.
Trafficking in Nepal has two pathways:
1. Internal or domestic trafficking and
- 2. External or international trafficking.
Nepal had been an abundant source of human trafficking. Nepalese children, minors and women are lured, deceived and sold into prostitution or unlawful activities.
The exploited are sexually abused and forced into commercial activities that violate their physical, emotional and psychosocial rights. Tens of thousands of children and girls are working in establishments where extreme forms of abuse and exploitation is an integral part of the business. Unplanned and often whimsical moves of law enforcement agencies have unfortunately, not helped in fighting trafficking.
There is an alarming increase in massage parlours, cabin restaurants, 'khaja ghar' (local tea shop/eateries), ‘dohori restaurants (duet singing places), spas, discos, and so-called entertainment centres where children and girls work not only under unsafe circumstances, but are also physically and sexually abused. Poverty, family vulnerability, violence, unemployment, illiteracy and economic deceleration are some of the causes that has led to this bleak scenario.