Human trafficking

It is estimated that between 5,000 and 15,000 girls and women are trafficked annually across the borders of Nepal to other destinations (United States Department of State 2009).

The Government of Nepal is expressly committed to addressing the problem of human trafficking, particularly trafficking of women and children, and is instituting effective legislative and other measures to ensure implementation of the provisions of the SAARC Convention on Preventing and Combating Trafficking of Women and Children for Prostitution as required by Article 10 (ADB and IOM 2009).