Nepal has a young population. Of the 29 million inhabitants, forty percent are under 15 years of age. Poverty affects as much as one in three inhabitants; they have to live on less than $ 1 per day.
Children from poor families are most likely to be exploited. They are confronted with violence, abuse, exploitation and child trafficking at an early age. Discrimination based on gender and social background make girls and children from the poor dalit caste extra vulnerable. Teenage girls are often victims of sexual harassment.
With the growth of tourism, child exploitation increases. Also child trafficking for Nepalese and Indian brothels increases. Just like abuse in so-called orphanages.
We offer children a safe place, education, medical help and legal support. We take action with governments and educate communities about the rights of children. At the same time we work together with the police and judiciary to catch and convict perpetrators.
Together with experienced partners we are working towards a world without child exploitation, where young people can feel safe today and better about tomorrow. Join our fight.