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USAID Hamro Samman II

Funder: USAID

Project Timeline: March 11, 2024 - March 10, 2026

Country: Nepal

Program Areas: Human Rights, Education and Empowerment  and Countering Trafficking in Persons (TIP)

Contacts: Zainab Akther, and Audra Stark,

Trafficking-in-persons is a complex problem that requires multi-disciplinary solutions with many stakeholders. Nepal is a source, transit and destination country for labor, sex, and organ trafficking. Some studies estimate that a quarter of a million Nepalis are in forced labor or other forms of trafficking at any given time, with millions more vulnerable due to poverty and a lack of employment and opportunity. In addition, victims and survivors lack the resources they need to help them recover.

The USAID Hamro Samman II project builds on the successes and lessons learned of the Hamro Samman project (2017-2024). The new two-year project will collaborate closely with the Government of Nepal, the private sector, and civil society organizations to reduce TIP. By convening both public and private stakeholders and refining coordination, capabilities, policies and systems, USAID Hamro Samman II will contribute significantly to establishing enduring partnerships and increasing prevention, protection and prosecution of TIP cases.