Sold: Against Trafficking

Screening Hollywood movie sold, Childreach Nepal launches anti-trafficking campaign in Nepal

Nov. 22, 2014, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 08 No. -11 November. 21- 2014 (Mansir 5, 2071)

Despite several efforts by anti-trafficking organizations and law enforcement agencies, girl trafficking remains a major problem in Nepal with almost 10000-20000 children trafficked to brothels in India and other parts of the world.

According to the report, most of the trafficked children are girls between twelve and eighteen who were sold to brothels in India. Supported by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Nepal, the campaign is entitled Educating Girls, Investing in the future.

As there is the need to generate more awareness, Chidreach Nepal, a hild rights organization, has come up with an idea, Taught not Trafficked Campaign, to prevent child trafficking in Nepal through education.

Although various campaigns have already been launched to raise awareness against trafficking, they are yet to make impacts. Outreach Nepal has come out with the noble idea.  According to the organizers, the campaign will raise awareness about child trafficking in Nepal and internationally, where the numbers of children sold into slavery and sex workers are rising.

The multi-award winning film Sold is directed by Oscar winning Director, Jeffery D Brown & Producer Jane Charles. Highlighting the program, Dr. Ushering Lama Ph.D said multi-awarded Hollywood film Sold is hosting a one off premier screening to launch anti trafficking campaign thought not trafficked.

According to organizers, the screening international star cast, including Seema Biswas (Bandit Queen) and Sushmita Mukarjee (Khalnayak, Dostana), along with Oscar winning director Jeffrey D. Browth and Producer Jane Charles, came together to shine light on child trafficking.

The campaign was set to begin from 18th November.

Sold is a powerful story of a young Nepali girl’s struggle for survival after being trafficked and sold to a brothel in India. The film was being shown to an exclusive audience on 18th November to launch Childreach Nepal’s Taught Not Trafficked campaign – a campaign working to keep children safe from trafficking by keeping them in school and in education.

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