Some 13,000 women and children were trafficked from Nepal in a year and-a-half, according to a report.

National Human Rights Commission today reported that some 13,000 women and children were trafficked to other countries in the last one-and-a-half years.
Likewise, some 16,000 more were attempted being trafficked, the commission said in its report ‘Trafficking in Persons especially Women and Children in Nepal.’

The rate of human trafficking increased in the last one-and-a-half year in 2012 and 2013 by over 60 per cent compared to earlier years, it revealed, adding that Nepali women and children are trafficked to other countries including India for sexual exploitation, labour exploitation and entertainment.

Most of the women were trafficked for forced prostitution, while children were forced to work as bonded workers or beggars or some of them even used for organ transplants,” the report added. The commission has also called on the government to bring new and stricter laws to curb and monitor human trafficking.

Meanwhile, the Global Slavery Index-2013 has also ranked Nepal fifth country among 162 countries for modern slavery practices.

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