FEB 11. 2012, Kodari Sindhupalchowk – There was a beliefs that Nepali girls are sold to India or Arabian countries only for prostitution but this has been changed in recent days.
The study conducted in Khasa and Kuti of Tibet by Maiti Nepal (An INGO working on stopping human traficking in South Asia) for a month reveals that Nepali girls, who have been trafficked to China by luring them of dignified and decent jobs, are working under vulnerable conditions in different cities.
Nepal’s National News agencies writes quoting the study that Nepali girls are forced to work in cabin restaurants, lodges and dance bars and their documents were under the control of owners of dance bars and restaurants so that the Nepali girls can return home during their convenient time only.
The study reveals that among 137 interviewed girls, 50 per cent said they were working under hardships against their interests.
The survey shows most of girls are from Tamang, Gurung, Rai and Limbu communities and most are from bordering areas of Sindhupalchowk district including Tatopani and others. Girls from 17 districts including Sindhupalchowk, Kavre, Kathmandu, and even Tarai have also gone to Chinese city.
The study found it was more difficult to get rid of the Chinese bars and restaurants than escaping from the Indian brothels. However, Nepali girls are earning high income than in the Indian cities. They are earning Rs 8,000 to Rs 15,000 per month, according to Program Officer at Maiti Nepal, Sindhupalchowk, Madan Chaulagain.
Chaulagain said that from Friday Maiti Nepal has established its office in Kodari aiming to bar the Nepali girls from going in Chinese cities for doing risky jobs and a campaign has been started in Dhunche VDC, the district headquarters of Rasuwa district, to control human trafficking there.
Poor family background, lack of education and proper government intervention and prevention in the borders, Nepali young girls are traded by traffickers almost daily basis.