What time is it?
Panitanki, India is 9 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Eastern Time.
Distance to Mt. Everest
Cement & Steel
Human Trafficking Factors
Cultural challenges women and girls face in India
Cultural pressure to marry young means that girls in India, and their families, are susceptible to false marriage proposals — a common tactic of traffickers.
Education & Literacy
Nationally, India’s literacy rates for women are around 60% — well below that of men. Early marriages often cut short a girl’s education.
India has one of the lowest rates of female employment in South Asia, meaning limited opportunities the women and girls who do work.
Movement of Nepalese and Indian citizens across the border between the two countries 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 subject to gender-based violence and second-class treatment.