It’s International Women’s Day – a great opportunity to see for yourself how women are confronting and overcoming human trafficking in one of the world’s worst hot spots, Nepal.
Seema and Kamala know firsthand how women who are migrating for work can be tricked and trapped in slavery. It happened to them. Now, they are anti-trafficking leaders, working with women at a village level to help them spot slavery’s warning signs. They also help slavery survivors overcome stigma and isolation when they return home.
This year’s U.N. theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality.” A key goal is to promote the gender equality component of the U.N’s Sustainable Development Goals. Women and girls comprise more than half of slavery victims today, so it’s vital that efforts to promote a better future for women include a focus on fighting modern slavery.