Bondage & Trafficking in Nepal

Live, online viewing and discussion of Girl Rising with Dr. Molly Teas


On October 4th, 2015 from 10am-11:30am Eastern Time, please join Harvard GlobalWE to discuss Suma's remarkable story, and the countless lives and untold stories she represents.

The event will include a live, online screening of Suma's story, a 13-minute segment from the film, Girl Rising. The screening will be followed by a live, global online discussion. For those who will be at Harvard, we will have seats reserved for those who wish to participate in person.

Dr. Molly Maguire Teas, Education Specialist at The World Bank, will participate live online. She will answer questions about the film, bondage and trafficking in Nepal, and groundbreaking education initiatives for women and girls in developing countries.

*Photo provided by GIRL RISING © 2014

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Girl Rising, a groundbreaking film...

9 Girls.
9 Developing Countries.
9 Indelible Stories of Struggle, Survival, and the Pursuit of Dreams Against All Odds.
Girl Rising is a film of stories; each chapter, one life. One story is of Suma Tharu, a girl from Nepal who was sold into bondage by her parents at the age of six...

Event Registration


This free, online Harvard GlobalWE event is open to all GlobalWE members, Harvard alumni and other members of the Harvard community, including parents, spouses, students, staff and guests. After you register for the event, we email you with further details about the online event, including how to log in and participate on October 4th. 

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If you have any additional questions, or are having trouble registering, please email us at [email protected].

For More Information

For more information on the Girl Rising movement and film, please visit the Girl Rising website. To watch Suma's story before the online screening, view Girl Rising, Suma's Story. For background information on trafficking of women and girls in Nepal, the following are a few resources that may be of interest to you:

Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective. Louise Shelley. Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Trafficking in Nepal: Policy Analysis. An Assessment of Laws and Policies for the Prevention and Control of Trafficking in Nepal. Dr. Jyoti Sanghera and Ms. Ratna Kapur. The Asia Foundation & The Population Council, December 2000.

US Department of State. Trafficking in Persons Report 2014.