Nepal sets up rehab centres for trafficked women

Nepal government has recently set up rehabilitation centres meant for trafficked women in different parts of the country.

Kathmandu, June 24: Nepal government has recently set
up rehabilitation centres meant for trafficked women in
different parts of the country.

Three centres have been established in Kathmandu,
Sindhupalchowk, in the east of the capital and Kailali
district in far-west, according to the Ministry of Women,
Children and Social Welfare.

Trafficked women, who were rescued, will be kept in these
rehabilitation centres, according to Ritu Raj Bhandari, acting
Secretary of Women`s Commission.

Annually some 10,000 to 12,000 Nepalese girls from rural
areas are allegedly being trafficked to India for the purpose
of commercial sex.

Those who cannot return home after being rescued from
brothels, can stay at the rehabilitation centre for six months
and earn livelihood to support themselves.

The government has allocated Rs six million annually to
run these centres besides, human trafficking task forces have
been formed in the districts for their effective management.

Bureau Report

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