What time is it?
Nepal is 10 hours and 45 minutes ahead of Eastern Time
Distance to Mt. Everest
Steel & Concrete Mills
Human Trafficking Factors
Cultural challenges girls face in a city like Krishnanagar, Nepal
Cultural pressure to marry young means that girls in Nepal and their families are susceptible to false marriage proposals – a common tactic of traffickers.
Education & Literacy
Nationally, Nepal’s literacy rates for women are below 50%. Early marriages often cut short a girl’s education.
Limited education means work and financial options are limited for most Nepalese girls.
Movement of Nepalese and Indian citizens in the Krishnanagar border area is largely unrestricted and unmonitored.
The crushing weight of poverty and all that comes with it – creates vulnerability to the various schemes employed by traffickers.
Long-held cultural attitudes towards women make them more subject to gender-based violence and second-class treatment.