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NORTH-EAST INDIA: A TRAFFICKING GATEWAY

NORTH-EAST INDIA: A TRAFFICKING GATEWAY. India Popn: 1.17 Billion Age: 31% 14 years and under Poverty: 28.6% living in poverty Nepal Popn: 28.9 Million Age: 30.9% 14 years and under Poverty: 30.9% living in poverty. Bangladesh Popn: 158 Million Age: 32% 14 years and under

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NORTH-EAST INDIA: A TRAFFICKING GATEWAY

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  1. NORTH-EAST INDIA: A TRAFFICKING GATEWAY India Popn: 1.17 Billion Age: 31% 14 years and under Poverty: 28.6% living in poverty Nepal Popn: 28.9 Million Age: 30.9% 14 years and under Poverty: 30.9% living in poverty Bangladesh Popn: 158 Million Age: 32% 14 years and under Poverty: 40% living in poverty Bhutan Popn: 699,000 Age: 31.3% 14 years and under Poverty: 23.2% living in poverty

  2. DAY LABOURERS - $1 PER DAY Indo-Nepal Border team plantations

  3. DAY LABOURERS - $1 PER DAY Road and Construction

  4. CHILD LABOUR Noha – sold for 50 cents per day

  5. CHILD RESCUER Rev. Wangyal

  6. NORTH-EAST INDIA: STATS ON SEX TRADE OF NEPALI • 2.8 million sex workers in India • 35% enter the sex trade before the age of 18 • 40% of prostitutes in a Mumbai brothel precinct originated in Nepal • Scouts target fair skinned Nepali girls living in border areas

  7. NORTH-EAST INDIA: THE CNI ANTI-TRAFFICKING PROGRAM Building confidence among survivors with regards to alternative economic opportunities that are available to them and church-based livelihood initiatives through livestock and agriculture. The opening of a vocational multipurpose skill development training centre where these already trafficked girls or girls who are vulnerable can learn new skills and develop new income streams. Rescuing Trafficked Victims Rehabilitation of the survivors of trafficking and ensuring their re-integration into the community; Raising awareness of local communities to prevent trafficking; A home in Kalimpong for rescued children and women to help develop their self-esteem and development; Counselling centres in Kalimpong, Siliguri, Santalpur and Naxalbari;

  8. Rev. Dr Enos Das Pradhan General Secretary The Church of North India “We are aware we are not alone in this struggle. We know that our friends overseas and in this country stand with us. Particularly I appeal to the members of the Uniting Church in Australia to support the project of UnitingWorld in addressing this anti-trafficking program.”

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