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Gita – loss, struggle, and hope

When Gita was only two years old, her father was accused of stealing from a neighbor and sent to jail. Gita’s mother swears that he was innocent, but that does little to help her struggling family. To lighten her mother’s burden, Gita was sent to live with an aunt and uncle who had HIV...

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Safe in the green, green grasses of home

Peaceful, luxurient rice paddies in the hills of Nepal belie the risks girls who work in them face: trafficking, exploitative labor, child marriage.

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Kickin it up a notch, Pertemba Sherpa style 1980

It’s 1980 and the legendary Pertemba Sherpa is teaching some of his fellow climbers the fine art of rappelling, in front of Ama Dablam. Was the start of something good for Sherpa mountaineers.

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Happy Mothers' Day!

Today we want to give a shout-out to hardworking moms all over the world. So, to all the mothers (and grandmothers, aunties, and big sisters stepping up) raising the next generation: Happy Mother's Day! We are grateful for you today and always.

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Meanwhile, in Nepal...

Nepal is in a strict lockdown until April ​7th. So far, there are only a handful of recorded cases of COVID-19, but lack of testing and info about proper safeguards ​is an ongoing concern.

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The Slums of Surkhet

Ten minutes from the bus depot is a target-rich environment for slavers – a slum alongside a busy, dusty highway. We crossed fetid open drains on sheets of plywood (there are no paths) to meet two of the SGT girls living there.

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Rock Star Dawa Takes SGT Up

Twenty-five STOP Girl Trafficking alums and Friday Teachers just took part in a two-days outdoor education and leadership training led by Dawa Yangzum Sherpa, a North Face athlete and Everest and K2 summiter.

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What does family look like?

Dr. Aruna Uprety and I walked to a small home to meet five girls and one tiny grandmother. Even for SGT, this was a special situation.

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International Women's Day 2019: This is what not being trafficked looks like

We take girls at a real risk of being trafficked and turn them into confident, articulate, grateful young women looking at very different futures.

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Is There a Letter In Your Bag For Me?

Vice President Norbu Tenzing and President Erica Stone recently returned from their trip to Nepal where they met with STOP Girl Trafficking teachers and students

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