In the past 15 months at this station, 117 girls have been rescued from a life of sex slavery, and 9 traffickers have been brought to justice.
Stopping Sex Slavery on the Tibet Border
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FRANKLIN, Tenn.,—Free for Life International, a non-profit organization based in Franklin, Tennessee, in partnership with Peace Rehabilitation Center (P.R.C.) of Kathmandu, Nepal, is pleased to announce the opening of the very first human trafficking border monitoring station on the Tibet border. This station is designed to prevent the buying and selling of young Nepali girls into Tibet. Traffickers continue to lure young women through false promises of a better life, but instead of prosperity what awaits them is a life of sexual slavery. Each year an estimated 1,000 young Nepali women are trafficked out of the country.
Free for Life and P.R.C. have experienced remarkable success at their existing Krishnanagar monitoring station along the Indo-Nepal border. In the past 15 months at this station, 117 girls have been rescued from a life of sex slavery, and 9 traffickers have been brought to justice.
Anti-trafficking experts report an alarming increase in sex trafficking into the border town of Zhangmu, Tibet, which is popular with tourists. Free for Life believes that this groundbreaking border station, located at this crossing, has the potential to prevent and/or rescue hundreds of young girls from a life of slavery.
The continued partnership between Free for Life International and Peace Rehabilitation Center will shine a light into the dark world of sex trafficking, bringing a future and a hope to young woman who have endured unimaginable circumstances.
Further efforts through this partnership are being made to address the root causes of trafficking in this region through education and sustainable programs.