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Anuradha Koirala is a social activist and the founder and director of the non-profit organization in Nepal dedicated to helping victims of sex trafficking, Maiti Nepal.[1] Currently, Maiti Nepal operates a rehabilitation home in Kathmandu, as well as transit homes at border towns, preventive homes in the countryside, and an academy in Kathmandu. As the name suggests, Maiti Nepal (meaning mother's home in Nepalese) has been a refuge for women rescued from the brothels in India. The women can stay in the homes run by Maiti Nepal until they are able to return to their homes or if not accepted by their parents they may stay until they become able to live on their own.

Maiti Nepal also works on reuniting the rescued women with their families, patrolling Nepal-India border with police and other law enforcement authorities and also rescuing trafficked women from the brothels in India with the help of Indian authorities.[1]

Koirala received the Courage of Conscience Award from The Peace Abbey in Sherborn, Massachusetts on August 25, 2006.[2]

She won the CNN Heroes for the year 2010.[1] Some of her other awards include the Courage of Conscience Award from The Peace Abbey in Sherborn, Massachusetts on August 25, 2006.[3] The United States government has given a two-year grant of $500,000 to Maiti Nepal.[4]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Anuradha Koirala - CNN Heroes". CNN. Archived from the original on May 2, 2010. http://news.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474978211009.
  2. The Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Recipients List
  3. The Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Recipients List
  4. "U.S. asks Nepal to meet the May deadline for new constitution". The Hindu. April 27, 2010. http://beta.thehindu.com/news/international/article411210.ece. Retrieved 3 May 2010.

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