Kathmandu, July 4:
Minister of State for Women, Children and Social Welfare, Urmila Aryal, today said womenâ€™s right to parental property and the provision by which one can get citizenship through a womanâ€™s name make them socially and economically strong. This will help reduce trafficking of girls to neighbouring countries.
Aryal was speaking at a programme organised to launch a book, â€˜Compilation of Supreme Court verdicts on Human Trafficking,â€™ published by The Daywalka Foundation here today.
â€œWomen sentiments, ideologies and views are not given due respect in our society. When girls are deprived of education, property, food and citizenship rights, they are misled and trafficked,â€ Aryal said.
She said the law enforcing agencies and the political parties must be gender sensitive to prevent trafficking.
Attorney General Yagyamurti Banjade said: â€œThe compilation shows that financial backwardness and illiteracy has led to human trafficking.â€
He was of the view that adequate preventive measures should be taken to prevent trafficking of girls.
Sharada Shrestha, a Justice of the Supreme Court, said that though the judiciary has made a remarkable contribution in handling cases related to human trafficking, there is no provision to compensate the victims.