NHRC report on human trafficking

Kathmandu, August 8:

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today emphasised the need to incorporate anti-trafficking awareness issues in school curriculum to effectively tackle trafficking in women.

Releasing a national report on ‘Trafficking in Person Especially on Women and Children’, NHRC chairman Kedar Nath Upadhyaya suggested amending Human Trafficking (Control) Act 2006 and Foreign Employment Act (2006) to control human trafficking from Nepal.

The report has stressed the need to launch awareness programmes among parents, children and women to make women aware of their rights and related international conventions. It has also suggested setting up special tribunals or judges to hear the cases of trafficking in districts where the cases of human trafficking are on the rise.

NHRC has called the government to strengthen relations between Nepal Police and Indian Police stationed at the border points to nab culprits involved in trafficking.

It has also suggested the government to appoint labour attache and strengthen the capacity of Nepali embassies and diplomatic missions abroad to facilitate the repatriation of culprits.

Addressing the programme, NHRC commissioner Gauri Pradhan stressed the need of a coordinative approach between the rights organisations and mass media to discourage human-trafficking from Nepal.