Nepal’s Stolen Children


Part of CNN’s ‘Freedom Project’ on modern day slavery, Demi Moore visits anti-trafficking NGO Maiti Nepal (run by Anuradha Koirala, 2010 CNN Hero of the Year) to find out what is being done to address this prevalent issue. The documentary premières on 26 June. Check out times here.

Personally, I can’t be doing with celebs rocking up in a country for five minutes with a film crew acting all concerned about how terrible the world is. I suppose Demi at least has some links to the issues covered due to her DNA Foundation so I’ll cut her some slack.

Trafficking of women and girls from Nepal is a terrible human rights abuse, and one that gets a great deal of donor money and attention thrown at it. Demi’s time may have been better spent drawing attention to less well known issues such as indentured labour, such as the Kamiyas and the practice of Kamlari. Although outlawed both practices persist.

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