Nepal is failing its women and girls. As per the 2022 National Human Rights Report, around 40,300 Nepalis, most of them women and girls, were trafficked over the past two years, while around 1.9 million people are at risk for trafficking. Those trafficked from Nepal are mostly taken to India, trafficking being abetted by open borders and cultural similarities. Around 50 women are taken to the southern neighbour every single day, which also happens to be a transit point for trafficking to many other countries. An alarming overall picture emerges: Maiti Nepal, an organisation that rescues and rehabilitates trafficked women, has saved 52,047 women and girls from the potential risk of trafficking from the Nepal-India and Nepal-China border.