It’s always been sad to hear stories about Nepali girls/women being trafficked to India and as if such agonizing tales were not enough, it is even more heart-wrenching to find out that our girls are also being forced to work under vulnerable conditions in different cities of another neighboring country, China.
According to Nepalnews.com, a recent study by RSS has cited that Nepali girls have been trafficked to China by luring them of dignified and decent jobs and are forced to work in cabins, restaurants, lodges and dance bars. However, the girls have been barred to return home though they wish so.
The study conducted in Khasa and Kuti of Tibet by Maiti Nepal for a month reveals that among 137 interviewed girls, 50 per cent said they were working under hardships against their interests.
The study further reveals that all the documents of the Nepali girls were taken under control by the owners of the dance bars and restaurants, thereby barring the Nepali girls to return home during their convenient time.
The girls shared that getting rid of the Chinese bars and restaurants was far difficult than escaping from the Indian brothels.
Program Officer at Maiti Nepal, Sindhupalchowk, Madan Chaulagain said Nepali girls have been lured to Chinese cities, thanks to high income than the Indian cities. They are provided with Rs 8,000 to Rs 15,000 per month in China.
Girls from 17 districts including Sindhupalchowk, Kavre, Kathmandu, and even Tarai have also gone to Chinese city. Most of the girls are from bordering areas of Sindhupalchowk district including Tatopani and others.
Maiti Nepal has established its office in Kodari from Friday aiming to bar the Nepali girls from going in Chinese cities for doing risky jobs, said Chaulagain.
Meanwhile, a campaign has been started in Dhunche VDC, the district headquarters of Rasuwa district, to control human trafficking in the VDC.
Speaking at a program, stakeholders concerned said that conducting training and income generating programs, and establishment of foreign employment center and conducting integrated programs would help stop the human trafficking.