Posts by Topic: STOP Girl Trafficking
Maghe is the tenth month of the Nepalese calendar, and Sankranti is the first day of Makarai (Capricorn). It is one of the most auspicious days and is much cause for celebration. However, until only nine years ago, it also marked the first day of servitude for many girls from the far west...
Sour, Spicy, & Sweet
It was 11am, and the monsoon deluge was finally abating as Charu and I cautiously made our way along the slippery mud track towards Sari and Devaki’s house. They are sisters. A few years ago, their father left them to work in the Middle East. His departure triggered something in their mother…
Tashi Delek! Thank you for joining us!
Tashi Delek! Thank you so much for joining us for our first virtual Infamous Annual Dinner, Nourishing the Soul & Staying Connected in 2020. There was a little technical glitch in the beginning, so if you missed anything, you can watch it at your convenience here.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.