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Tenth National Day against Trafficking in Persons

Tenth National Day against Trafficking in Persons

Nepal annually celebrates the National Day against trafficking in persons on 20th of Bhadra 2063. On the 5th of September 2016 (20 Bhadra 2073), Government of Nepal Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare organized a program to celebrate the tenth national day against trafficking in persons. Raksha Nepal which is continuously working against trafficking in persons since its establishment participated on the occasion with great enthusiasm. About 75 members of Raksha Nepal were present on that occasion.

On the day of 5th September, there was a big rally organized by the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare where different organizations took part. The rally started at 7.30 A.M. from Bhrikutimandap Kathmandu. Raksha Nepal members and staffs were present on the rally with the organizational banners. They also chanted slogans to stop human trafficking. The participants of the rally marched different parts of Kathmandu such as: Ratnapark and Jamal and finally reached the National Academy hall Kamaladi where the Ministry of Children, Women and Social Welfare had organized a formal function to observe the tenth national day against trafficking in persons.

The formal program started at 9.30 AM after the chief justice of the Supreme Court inaugurated it by lighting the oil lamp. The program was chaired by the secretary of the Ministry of Women children and Social Welfare. Many dignitaries were present on the occasion such as: Chairperson of the Committee of Women, Children, and Senior Citizens of legislative assembly Ms. Ranju kumara Jha, Ms. Mohana Ansari of National Human Rights Commission, and the senior officials of Armed Police force. Similarly, hundreds of people from different organizations were on the occasion.

In the beginning of the program, the chief justice Ms. Sushila Karki felicitated different men and women for their significant contribution in combating against human trafficking in Nepal. The chief justice in her statement said that unless a woman is economically empowered, the problem of girls trafficking cannot be resolved. She urged that all women should start a campaign against girls trafficking and also further stated that every citizen should be equally responsible to end trafficking in persons.

Raksha Nepal is very serious against the inhumane crime such as trafficking in persons and Raksha Nepal is always at the forefront front in fighting against all forms of trafficking in persons and ending all forms of sexual violence against women, girls and children. Finally, Raksha Nepal is also ready to join the hands together with Nepal Government and other organizations in ending such brutal crime.

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