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Nepal’s ‘Mother Teresa’ Has Rescued Over 18,000 Girls from Sex Trafficking

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Anuradha Koirala is the founder of Maiti Nepal Organization. Here, they help women of all ages vulnerable to sex trafficking, exploitation, and abuse. Having overcome physical abuse from her ex-husband, she felt the need to empower women in similar predicaments. At seventy years of age, her twenty-six-year-old organization has prevention homes for those at risk, efforts at the India-Nepal border and transit homes for the rescued.

“When I see their pain – their mental pain as well as physical pain – it is so troubling that I cannot turn myself away. This gives me the strength to fight and root this crime out,” she said in a phone interview (Deonath & Gralki, 2019).

Maiti Nepal helps in apprehension and prosecution of human trafficking offenders. Koirala’s work gets acknowledgment, as seen in international recognition and funding from CNN.

Read more by Gabrielle Deonath and Pia Gralki from Global Citizen

 

 

 

 

 

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