Wednesday, June 3, 2009 1:37 AM
What: Preventing Child Labor and Girl Trafficking in South Asia: Lessons From the Field
Washington Nepal Forum presents a conversation on Child Labor and Girl Trafficking in South Asia with two distinguished guests: Bhuwan Ribhu and Dilli Bahadur Chaudhary
United States Institute of Peace -[masked]th Street NW - Washington, DC 20036
Metro: Take the Red Line to Farragut North. Exit the metro station via the K Street exit, take a left on 17th, and continue on 17th until you see the building at[masked]th Street.
Thursday, June 4, 2009, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Please RSVP to Dharana Nepal at: [address removed]
About the Panelists
Bhuwan Ribhu, a Delhi lawyer and activist for the Global March Against Child Labour, is the National Secretary of Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) in India. He became active in the issue of child labor at university, volunteering for BBA and then working for them pro bono after law school. Bhuwan was particularly shocked when dealing with the issue of girls trafficked into Indian circuses. After that, he joined the organization full time and is now involved in trafficking issues and public interest litigation for BBA. He is currently visiting the US at the invitation of the State Department.
Dilli Bahadur Chaudhary is president and founder of Backward Society Education (BASE), one of the largest grassroots educational movements in Nepal, with over 200,000 members. A former Ashoka Fellow and Reebok Foundation Human Rights Award recipient, Dilli was West Command In-Charge of the Tharuhat Joint Struggle Committee during the Tharu movement in Nepal in March 2009.
Moderator Homraj Acharya?Co-founder of WNF?is a public policy professional, democracy activist, literacy advocate, poet and writer with a long commitment to promoting the values of democracy and working to empower the underprivileged both in Nepal and in the US.