Advocacy and legal support to traffic.
Fulmaya Bholan is 18 years old married teens from Handikhola VDC. She was living with her husband and other family members. Husband is working as cleaner in truck. She has not been in good relationship with husband, time to time they used to quarrel each other and the other side family economic condition was very poor. She was looking for way out for earnings. Days were passing, one day a neighbor Sunita Moktan came to her and started to inspire her for foreign job. Sunita told she could arrange a good job in a home in India for monthly 3500.00 IC. Fulmaya felt good at this and an opportunity for improving her status so she agreed for the plan to go to India for job. She was taken to India via Sunayuli land boarder of Nepal.
Later on husband Ram Bahadur and her family members with other neighbors discovered that Fulmaya is away without any prior plan, consultation and permission from family. Neither Sunita Moktan (broker) made any consult to family members and asks their permission for her to take in jobs in India, but while the Fulmaya was not in village. Members of community peer watch group(CPWG organized by ETSC) became active to find out the clue for this, because obviously this was the case that could be trafficking. CPWG members Sunita Adhakari and her fellow group member made an effort to search the cause of her missing and mobilize communities. The local communities suspected and discovered that the local broker Sunita Moktan was doing such kind of activities and this particular was the fourth case. Local communities approached to District Police Office, Makwanpur with their application to protect Fulmaya Bholan who is being trafficked. ETSC and network members’ organization of Makwanpur continuously labored for follow-up the case to help local communities, government, local agencies, district police and other justice provider stakeholder office. At last with the one month of labor the accused person Sunita Moktan has brought back Full Maya from Delhi. That time Sunita Moktan was living in the village, she brought her back through her contact in Delhi. After her arrival she has not declared her state of being in India openly. Her husband and family have not welcomed her back to the family till the day. Now she is under care of ETSC- Nepal. ETSCN is planning to provide livelihood skill. Thank you.
Trafficking and Foreign Employment:
”My name is Aaitee maya Thing from Churiyamai VDC-8, Shikherpani. We had no enough land to live. When my husband married another women, Our economic condition of family become difficult and again my husband and his younger wife left the family and gone away.” This has made even more difficult to feed the children and maintain family for Aaitee Maya. Now she has to take responsibility for 3 sons and one daughters and herself. Aaitee Maya easily came to contact with broker who envisioned her beautiful dream of earning money and living a new and a good life while working in foreign land. The agent offered free visa and help to make a passport in district office. She was taken Kuwait via India. ” When I reached to the place of work, I started the work from early morning 4.00 AM to late night 12: PM. My daily course was washing clothes cleaning house, kitchen work, serving food and beverage, attending rooms of family member for their assistance. The family members used to keep bell to call me. It was always impossible to attend immediately as per needs of family members. Continuously I was scolded harshly for not attendance and working in time and proper standard. This every things was very different then my thought about foreign work and life over there.” I thought I will loss my mind and physical life. If I had to go like this, And It come very difficult for me to be kept in work in that house. ”I asked money but the house owner was not paying me since 3 months. ”I thought that they will not give my money instead hard work which I was doing. I decided to leave the home. Neither, I never before thought one could work this much hour continuously nor I ever used to work this much in Nepal. My life was worse then a slave in Kuwait ” when I left the home I could not get even single penny”. However she managed to came to the center (Center: a place where broker brings Nepali women and from there Kuwait house owner takes Nepali women as he likes some one.) from where she was taken to work. There at centers agents advised her again to go to Saudi Arabia as home maiden but she strongly refused to join any work but to go back to Nepal. At that center she meet many other Nepali women’s, some of them were excepting to go other place to join work again after being exploitive from their first one work provider. The broker used to contact new house owner for these women. I’m elderly women so my house owner easily let me go away from home. But many young Nepali women who join work as home maid are not being able to leave the home because of their usefulness for work strength and sex. I’ve meet a young lady who had conceived a baby and house owner forcedly took her to this venue from where she was taken. Many young Nepali women are being used by many house owners when one house owner used some one for the time and again if he doesn’t like in any manner he takes her to that center. And again the broker sells her to other house owner for work. Many women are facing such situation though they don’t want to come back with out sum of money. The Nepali brokers who are working in over there they tend not to let young women go back to Nepal easily. They make every effort to women to join another home again. ”I did not wanted to join any work there how much they try to assume me about good may happen in next job” I could sent one letter to my neighbor sister through one women who was shortly returned to Nepal. With the assistance of my neighbor luckily I’m able to come back to home.” She says because of my ignorant about the foreign employment and the lack of profession here in Nepal, I put in such trafficked situation. Now, days I used to tell other Nepali women not to go aboard without knowing properly about it and it is not a job for ordinary Nepali women. These days I’m cutting wood and selling it for resolving the problem of hands to mouth. I don’t know to pay back 70,000 rupees. It seems there is no way for me again.”
What you do with this everything that you made me tell. What is going on with your organization would you do something to help me in such situation?