Rally to support anti-human trafficking
Rally to support anti-human trafficking

‘No one can own anyone’

‘Truth be told, humans should not be sold’
These were some of the slogans displayed on placards in a rally held this morning in support of abolishing human trafficking. The Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare had organised the rally on the occasion of the 10th National Anti-Human Trafficking Day 2016 in Nepal. The rally was inaugurated by the Chief Justice of Supreme Court Sushila Karki who was also the chief guest of the programme.

Ensuring rights by identifying the vulnerable and downtrodden segment of the society is one of the missions of UMN. Since trafficking also comes under the focus area of UMN, staff of UMN also joined in solidarity to support the rally. It was also a good opportunity to coordinate with the national level stakeholders.
UMN’s Gender Advisor Hazel Wong who participated in the rally shares, “Treating girls and women not as equal human beings to boys and men made it possible for the existence of the supply and demand market of human trafficking.  Serious effort to fight gender inequality has to be made.”
Kabin Maharjan, Research and Learning Advisor of UMN who organised for UMN colleagues to participate in the rally says, “Everyone is a stakeholder in anti-human trafficking. It is not just the women and children ministry or NGOs that should fight it. Everyone can and needs to contribute to prevent and eradicate this issue.”
The rally was open for all to participate and about 1800 people joined in to support this noble cause. The rally commenced from Bhrikuti Mandap at 8 am and ended at Nepal Academy, Kamaladi.

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