Introduction 

Alliance Against Trafficking in Women and Children in Nepal (AATWIN) is a national level network of non-governmental organizations working against human trafficking, and for human rights, women’s rights and children’s rights, using a rights-based approach. Realizing the need for collective effort to combat and raise strong voice against human trafficking, AATWIN was established on 6 June 1997 as a network of organizations with the common perspective and objectives.  

Since its establishment, AATWIN has been working on policy changes to tackle human trafficking at the local, national, and international levels. It has laboured for bringing conceptual clarity on trafficking issues among the member organizations, civil society organizations, government agencies as well as people in general. With the understanding that human trafficking is a global phenomenon, AATWIN strongly believes that national laws, rules and regulations, policies, and working methods and the campaigns should reflect the international practices. AATWIN aims to assemble and mobilize campaigns by bringing many organizations together to fight against the most pertinent issues.    

  • Registration No. - 1122/060/061
  • Social Welfare Council Affiliation No. - 16547
  • PAN No. - 301884176 

Vision:

To establish a society of justice and equity free of human trafficking.

Mission: 

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

Goal: 

To reduce human trafficking by changes in policy and awareness campaigns

Objectives: 

  • Pressurize and support for the formulation, improvement and implementation of policies, laws and regulations against human trafficking.
  • Conduct research to study the situation of human trafficking and disseminate to the right holders.
  • Organize workshops for capacity building of the organizations working in women rights, human rights, child rights and against trafficking in person.
  • Establish  AATWIN as an effective Resource Centre
  • Equip AATWIN with human and physical resources and capacity building of human resource as per need. 

Target groups

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

AATWIN's Endorsement

  • The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation amounting to violation of human rights is human trafficking 
  • Our socio-economical inequality, feudal and conservative social structure, lack of political commitment, poor 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 a 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.

 AATWIN is the member of:

  • National Committee to Control Human Trafficking (NCCHT) by Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare – since 2008
  • Office of Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Women and Children (OSRT)/NHRC Technical Group for TIP Report – since 2005
  • Women Rights Monitoring National Network by National Women Commission 
  • MenEngaged Alliance Nepal for gender equality
  • Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)