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Profile of Anuradha Koirala
Maiti Nepal was born out of a crusade to protect Nepali girls and women from crimes like domestic violence, trafficking for flesh trade, child prostitution, child labor and various forms of exploitation and torture. A group of socially committed professionals like teachers, journalists and social workers together formed Maiti Nepal in 1993 to fight against all the social evils inflicted upon our female populace. Most of all, its special focus has always been on preventing trafficking for forced prostitution, rescuing flesh trade victims and rehabilitating them. This social organisation also actively works to find justice for the victimized lot of girls and women by engaging in criminal investigation and waging legal battles against the criminals. It has highlighted the trafficking issue with its strong advocacy from the local to national and international levels.
Maiti Nepal establishes a Shelter Home for the protection and rehabilitation of rescued and returned trafficked girls and for orphans. The Shelter Home provides awareness training, informal education, skill training, as well as voluntary medical checkups, and psychological and medical counseling for survivors of trafficking. An average of 100 survivors resides in this rehabilitation home at a time.
Maiti Nepal was awarded the International Children's Award and the Reebok Human Rights Award in recognition of its nine year long struggle to end trafficking of Nepali women and children.