Introduction

Established in 1997, Alliance against Trafficking in Women & Children in Nepal (AATWIN) has been working to raise the strong and collective voice against the human trafficking. From the very beginning it has been working for the policy change in local, national to international level. Besides it has made great effort for the conceptual clarity among the member organizations and people in general.

At present there are 33 member organizations from different parts of the country.

Having clear mission, vision, objectives and commitment to implement its activities, AATWIN has made its own place in national and international arena.

Vision

Society of Justice and equity without human trafficking will be established.

MissioN

To do the strong campaign against human trafficking all over the country, organizes and empower the organizations working in women rights, human rights and child rights, coordinating with international networks, advocacy and lobby to reduce the serious crime like human trafficking.

Goal

Reduce the human trafficking by policy change and awareness campaign

Major Objectives

  • Pressure and support for the formulation, improvement and implementation of polices laws and regulations against human trafficking.
  • Research study for the situation of human trafficking and disseminated to the right holders.
  • Organized and capacity building of the organizations working in women rights, human rights and child rights.
  • Develop the AATWIN as a effective Resource Centre
  • Equip the AATWIN with human and physical resources and human resource capacity building as per need. 

Target groups

The target groups of AATWIN are the policy makers, governmental bodies, implementing agencies, political parities, National NGOs, line agencies and member organizations.

 AATWIN's Endorsement

  • Taking any person from one place to another by alluring or enticing, under threat, forcing into bondage by undue influence and misuse of authority for sexual exploitation or any other purposes amounting to violation of human rights is trafficking. 
  • Our socio-economical inequality, feudal and conservative social structure, lack of political commitment, poor in implementation of laws, inadequate legal measures, and the open-border policy with India are mainly responsible reasons for the Cross-border Trafficking. 
  • Trafficking and selling of women and children is not an isolated problem, but closely linked with our national and social reality. 
  • Trafficking in women and children is violation of fundamental human rights. National and International policies and boundaries, class exploitation and various types of discriminations are responsible for this. Only the end of existing discriminations and exploitation will eradicate trafficking.