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Helena is only fifteen, but she knows. Knows what happened to Oksana, her older sister who answered an advertisement for a glamorous “model” job–then vanished into the trafficking network that imports and exports women and girls for sexual slavery.
Ruchira Gupta stumbled on the subject while walking the hills of Nepal in 1994. “Many villages had no women between age 15 and 45,” she recalls. “I started inquiring. The answer was always the same: ‘They have gone to work in Mumbai.’”
ONE WAITING ROOM, MANY LIVES Aisha, age 50, a mother and grandmother, was divorced by her rich husband because he wanted a younger wife. The…
On October 9th, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban for her efforts to promote girls education in Pakistan. She is 14 years old, and now fighting for her life.
The Nepal Supreme Court ruled in favor of a public interest litigation filed by FWLD, Maiti Nepal, and Shakti Samuha, and ordered effective implementation of regulations that require cases such as human trafficking, rape, and abduction be heard through continuous hearings to ensure victims receive justice.
Sapana-Pradhan Malla is awarded by the Asia Foundation for her anti-trafficking work.
In April 2013, Synergie and the World Organization Against Torture organized the first training workshop on the effective use of human rights mechanisms to eradicate violence against women in North and South Kivu.