Re: Please post-informational request

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Subject: Re: Please post-informational request
From: Kinsey Dinan (dinank@hrw.org)
Date: Tue Sep 07 1999 - 14:09:41 EDT


A recent article by IMADR (published in the April - June 1999 issue of their
newsletter, "Connect") states that according to Ms. Renu Rajbhandari,
President of Nepalese Women's Rehabilitation Center, about 5,000-6,000
Nepalese women and girls are being sold into prostitution in India each
year, of which 30% are under eighteen years of age.

In a 1995 report, Rape for Profit, Human Rights Watch documented the
largescale problem of trafficking in Nepali women and girls into brothels in
Bombay, and quoted the United Nepali Organization for the Relief of
Suffering Women (Sanyukta Nepali Satya Shodhak Pidit Mahila Sangh) as
estimating that there were 20,000 Nepali women and girls working as
prostitutes in Bombay alone.

- Kinsey

"Callender, Elizabeth" wrote:

> I am looking for some hard numbers to include in an informational
> trailer to a documentary film. Please respond if you can supply me with
> the following information:
>
> 1) Total number of trafficked Nepali girls who are working in brothels
> in India
>
> 2) Annual number of Nepali girls taken to Indian brothels
>
> 3) Percentage of these trafficked girls who have been sold, tricked, or
> coerced
>
> Please include a reference with your responses. It is understood that
> this information is difficult to quantify because of the nature of the
> trafficking business.
>
> Thank you for your help,
>
> e.callender@tfgi.com

--
Kinsey Alden Dinan
Women's Rights Division/Asia Division
Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118-3299
Tel: (212) 216-1858
Fax: (212) 736-1300
E-mail: dinank@hrw.org

A recent article by IMADR (published in the April - June 1999 issue of their newsletter, "Connect") states that according to Ms. Renu Rajbhandari, President of Nepalese Women's Rehabilitation Center, about 5,000-6,000 Nepalese women and girls are being sold into prostitution in India each year, of which 30% are under eighteen years of age.

In a 1995 report, Rape for Profit, Human Rights Watch documented the largescale problem of trafficking in Nepali women and girls into brothels in Bombay, and quoted the United Nepali Organization for the Relief of Suffering Women (Sanyukta Nepali Satya Shodhak Pidit Mahila Sangh) as estimating that there were 20,000 Nepali women and girls working as prostitutes in Bombay alone.

- Kinsey

"Callender, Elizabeth" wrote:

I am looking for some hard numbers to include in an informational
trailer to a documentary film.  Please respond if you can supply me with
the following information:

1) Total number of trafficked Nepali girls who are working in brothels
in India

2) Annual number of Nepali girls taken to Indian brothels

3) Percentage of these trafficked girls who have been sold, tricked, or
coerced

Please include a reference with your responses.  It is understood that
this information is difficult to quantify because of the nature of the
trafficking business.

Thank you for your help,

e.callender@tfgi.com

--
Kinsey Alden Dinan
Women's Rights Division/Asia Division
Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118-3299
Tel: (212) 216-1858
Fax: (212) 736-1300
E-mail: dinank@hrw.org
 


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