A Narrow Escape (Nepal): Women on the Frontline | 22mins
Director: Five Different Directors | Producer: DEVTV
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: Switzerland
In this film, we document how difficult it is for Nepal to staunch the flow of young women being trafficked each year across an open 2,400 km long border with India â€¦ and meet some of the women on the frontline who are trying to put a stop to the trade. We follow 24-year-old Sushma as she sets out to find the man who lured her to a brothel in Kolkata. It threatens the lives of more young women than cancer, malaria or war. It affects one in three women worldwide and leaves them mentally scarred for life. It is usually inflicted by a family member. "It" is violence against women and girls.