Govt vows to control human trafficking, violence against women, children
Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Badri Prasad Neupane has vowed effective implementation of an act formulated for controlling human trafficking.
According to state-owned news agency RSS, addressing a programme organised by the Sixth National Day Main Celebration Committee, Minister Neupane stressed the need of launching a drive of national level against human trafficking and all sorts of violence against women and children.
Also speaking at the programme, Ministry's Secretary Balananda Poudel urged all the people to gear up for fighting against human trafficking and smuggling, existing as a social stigma.
Similarly, Chairperson of the National Women's Commission Shesh Chandtara demanded that government present itself strongly against human traffickers.
According to an ILO Report-2001, some 10 to 12 thousand Nepali girls and women suffer trafficking every year.
The existing act against trafficking in persons recommends 20 years in jail and Rs. 200,000 against a person found guilty in human trafficking.
The Nepal Government had endorsed the SAARC Convention on Trafficking of Women and Children for Prostitution- 2002 from the Parliament some five years back. Following the endorsement of the Convention, September 5 every year is observed as the National Day against Trafficking in Persons since as per the decision of cabinet meeting of May 25, 2007. nepalnews.com