SANGLA BHACHHNU: IDENTIFYING AND PRIORITIZING KEY BARRIERS TO FIGHTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN NEPAL
Nixon, Krista D
Human trafficking is a multifaceted humanitarian crisis affecting millions worldwide. Though a significant number of anti-trafficking entities and organizations are at work in the country of Nepal, there is still a significant problem. This project attempts to shed light on factors preventing progress and determine the most significant barriers to ending human trafficking in the country in order to prioritize strategies for action. Research involved two field trips to Nepal where 14 in-depth interviews were conducted with representatives from United Nations agencies, the US Department of State, the Nepali government, NGOs and INGOs, civil society organizations, and a national network of anti-trafficking organizations. Findings indicate that the most significant factors inhibiting efforts to combat human trafficking in Nepal include confusion in defining trafficking, the tendency of the Nepali government to misattribute cases of trafficking as labor violations, government corruption, and the growing cross-border network. Issues of secondary influence include underlying demographic variables perpetuating vulnerability (including gender, religion, caste, economic need and lack of education), lack of interagency collaboration, and inadequate disaster relief frameworks. Recommendations for change (including ratification of the Palermo Protocol, exposing and rectifying corruption within the government, and improving mechanisms for safe migrant labor) are provided to influence the Nepali government and NGO personnel toward best practices in anti-trafficking efforts.
Nixon, Krista D. (July 2018). SANGLA BHACHHNU: IDENTIFYING AND PRIORITIZING KEY BARRIERS TO FIGHTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN NEPAL (Master's Thesis, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/6941.)
Nixon, Krista D. SANGLA BHACHHNU: IDENTIFYING AND PRIORITIZING KEY BARRIERS TO FIGHTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN NEPAL. Master's Thesis. East Carolina University, July 2018. The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/6941. May 19, 2019.
Nixon, Krista D, “SANGLA BHACHHNU: IDENTIFYING AND PRIORITIZING KEY BARRIERS TO FIGHTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN NEPAL” (Master's Thesis., East Carolina University, July 2018).
Nixon, Krista D. SANGLA BHACHHNU: IDENTIFYING AND PRIORITIZING KEY BARRIERS TO FIGHTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN NEPAL [Master's Thesis]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; July 2018.
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