Women gather in a community group to learn about travelling abroad safely
Every year millions of women in Asia are trafficked into modern slavery.
Many vulnerable women leave home with dreams of earning money in the Middle East as domestic workers or garment workers.
Most are successful, returning home with money to improve their families’ lives, but some face abuse and may endure a harrowing reality.
UK aid is helping to prevent the trafficking of women and girls in South Asia.
The UK aid funded Work in Freedom programme works in Nepal, Bangladesh and India, empowering women to make the right decision, helping them to avoid exploitation if they go abroad and assisting them to find work locally if they decide not to go.
Photo: Anna Dubuis/DFID