A Hidden Issue: The Rising Concern About the Girls and Women Trafficking in Nepal
When girls and women (W/G) are trafficked for sex labour, they are denied the most basic human rights, and in the worst case, they are denied their right to life. Trafficking in W/G is considered as a contemporary form of slavery and a gross violation of G/W’s basic human rights by the international community. Hence, Trafficking of W/G for the purpose of sexual exploitation is an open and flagrant human rights violation occurring around the world. The United Nations says human trafficking is now the world's third largest criminal and second most lucrative business, victimizing hundreds of thousands of women and children each year. The globalization of sexual slavery has created a multibillion-dollar business, riding on the tender bodies of young women, but prostitution is more than a matter of money; it is more than simply work, providing slave work for poor girls and women.