No Longer Untouchable
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Millions of people are victims of modern slavery.
One in four of those victims are children.
Snatched from their homes and sold by strangers, friends, and even family members, 15,000 women and 5,000 girls are trafficked out of Nepal each year. Many are forced to become sex slaves before they reach the age of ten. Once sold to a brothel, it is nearly impossible to leave alive.
In No Longer Untouchable, Devisara “Hannah” Badi and her sisters bring you into this appalling reality as they tell their stories. As part of Nepal’s Badi community, they are considered by many the worthless dust of Nepal, the untouchables of the untouchables. With that lowly caste status comes extreme poverty; a lack of basic rights, including education and citizenship; and a life of prostitution.
Four of the storytellers were trafficked—lied to, coerced, drugged, kidnapped, and sold to brothels. Their stories are both horrifying and hopeful–as each escapes captivity and rejects her untouchable status. They have overcome unimaginable odds to survive, and today they are bravely fighting to bring freedom, hope, and love into the darkest corners of the world.