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Subject: [Stop-traffic] News/S. AsiaRegional Workshop on Stopping Human Trafficking ...
From: Melanie Orhant (morhant@igc.org)
Date: Thu Nov 09 2000 - 11:11:16 EST


           Regional Workshop on Stopping Human Trafficking ...

OTC 10/22/00 12:19 PM

  KATHMANDU (Oct. 22) XINHUA - South Asian workshop of senior police
officers to enhance cross-border collaboration to stop trafficking of women
and children began here Sunday.
    About 200 senior police officials and activists working for women rights
from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are gathering here to
exchange experience, identify priorities for regional cooperation and work
towards an informal network to stop trafficking of women and children
across the borders of these countries.
    Also attending the meeting are representatives from some U.N. agencies
and international non-governmental organizations.
    A large number of women and children in South Asian countries are
trafficked to neighboring countries mainly for prostitution. In Nepal
alone, an estimated 5,000 to 7,000 women and children are trafficked to
India each year.
    The workshop is co-organized by the U.N. Development Fund for Women and
the Nepali Home Ministry.
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