The destructive Nepal earthquakes, which happened in April and May of this year, re-exposed the festering problem of child sex-trafficking between Nepal and India.
This terrible inhumanity must stop.
Now, in Nepal, a new Prime Minister – Mr KP Oli – has just been elected.
This petition calls on him and his Indian counterpart, Mr Modi, as well as on the US Ambassador-at-Large for Women’s Issues and the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security, to redouble their efforts, to put a definitive end to this brutal assault on children.
Please sign here:
After the earthquakes, child-predators in Nepal took advantage of the suffering of many girls and their families, as they convinced these vulnerable earthquake victims to travel to India where they promised jobs and a better life.
The appalling truth, however, is that what awaited these girls, and those who have followed in their footsteps, was, and is, a type of living hell.
Being sold into an Indian brothel at age 13 (the average age of these girls). Being drugged. Being beaten. Being sexually violated up to 50 times per day.
Being treated like human garbage.
This type of foul inhumanity is too much for many of these girls to bear.
And, they die young. Of HIV/AIDS. From beatings. From suicide.
How can we not be utterly appalled by this situation? Please sign here:
Unfortunately, this kind of thing has been happening even in the absence of natural disaster – for many years. Indeed, many reputable anti-exploitation NGOs, who work in Nepal, estimate that at least 10,000 Nepalese girls, annually, are trafficked and sold into Indian brothels.
The penalties for such crimes against children and human dignity must be severe and must be enforced.
Traffickers, brothel owners, government officials, police, and, yes, parents who would sell their own children, must all face long prison sentences when convicted of such crimes, or colluding in such crimes.
And now, we must do what we can to put an end to this abomination and gross affront to human dignity and freedom.