This year — 2018 — has been one for the books. We have accomplished more for our daughters than ever before. As we tally up this year’s victories, we do it with gratitude for those who support this work, and respect for our daughters who persevere daily to reclaim their lives and to reach for a better future for all women.
Staff members from our partner in Nepal were contacted by an escapee – a Nepali girl who had bravely fled her traffickers and the Delhi hotel where she had been confined. That same evening, we worked with our partner in India to confirm her story.
Can you imagine the desperation of a parent who finally makes contact with their lost daughter only to find she is being held in a brothel in another country? This isn’t the plot of a fictitious blockbuster. It was a heartbreaking reality for two parents in northern Nepal this summer.
Our Daughters International, with the help of local authorities and a social justice organization, rescued three of these young girls from a brothel and a future of anguish. Three of our daughters have been given hope and a future.