Rescue Girls from Bonded Servitude

 
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Aug 19, 2013

Nepal government bans practice of Kamlari

Former indentured servants protest the practice
Former indentured servants protest the practice

As NYF's Indentured Daughters Program matures, many of the young women rescued over the past two decades are now leaders of the Freed Kamlari Development Forum (FKDF).  These women understand, as no one else can, the reasons for abolishing child slavery in Nepal. 

Hundreds of these women took to the streets last March and demanded that the Nepal government abolish the practice of indentured servitude and investigate the suspicious disappearance of 40 Kamlari girls. The government listened, and in July, officials banned the practice. Government officials also promised to investigate the suspicious disappearance of some Kamlari girls. FKDF members are monitoring the government’s actions to make certain they are keeping their promise.

Nevertheless, while it is illegal, the current reality is that destitute parents continue to sell their children into indentured servitude and about 500 Kamlari are still held captive by the most powerful people in the country – top police officers, government officials, the rich, politicians and those protected by politicians. NYF fears these powerful people will kill the girls or force them to commit suicide to keep their own abusive behavior from becoming public.

Your help as desperately needed now as ever before to keep innocent children safe from the dangers of being sold to foreign brokers who take the children far from their villages.

Thank you again for your support of the Nepal Youth Foundation.  Namaste!


Kamlari girls protesting in Kathmandu
Kamlari girls protesting in Kathmandu

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Jackie Frost

Sausalito, CA United States

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