ECPAT Luxembourg disseminated a study report “Identification of Gaps between Working Modalities of Child Care Homes(CCH) and Existing Child Protection and Human Trafficking Laws” on 2nd November 2022 in Bagmati Province, through an event where twenty-eight representatives from the municipalities, civil society organizations and networks, legal experts, National Child Rights Council, media, and child care home network leaders participated. The project shared the findings of the study that highlights possible gaps in standards for operating child care homes in Nepal and laws relating to child protection and human trafficking. The study received positive feedback from the participants, especially the government officials, and child rights experts.
The sharing of the study’s findings was followed by discussions that revolved around legal discrepancies in the Human Trafficking and Transportation Control Act 2007, the lack of foster care guidelines and procedures, and the increased number of paper orphans due to the rise in voluntourism. Representatives from the CCH network also expressed appreciation for the study, and the participants shared that this study could be a crucial advocacy tool.