The rate of child trafficking in Nepal is shocking – UNICEF estimates at least 13,000 Nepali children a year are trafficked to India alone. Domestic and international trafficking are both common, and many thousands of children are trafficked each year for labor into hazardous jobs and sexual exploitation.
HCC has partnered with Cause Vision and SASANE to produce and distribute a Nepali language comic book, entitled “Chameli Goes to School”, to raise awareness and educate students in at-risk communities about the dangers of trafficking. In June 2017, HCC printed 10,000 additional copies of these comic books. Currently, we are partnering with other organizations that work against trafficking, and with those who work with rural government schools, to distribute “Chamali Goes to School,” which is available through HCC free of charge.