Nepal has long been a country of origin for labor migration and trafficking in persons, particularly women and children, for the purposes of sexual, labor and other forms of exploitation. Trafficking often takes place as part of undocumented migration and is a serious violation of human rights.
This biennium, Zonta International has committed US$1 million to UN Women to create sustainable foundations for addressing the link between human trafficking and foreign labor migration of women and girls in Nepal. UN Women has begun work on the project. Click here to read a project update and learn about the progress that has been made so far and the next steps.
To learn more about the project and download an A4 version of the update, visit foundation.zonta.org/Nepal.