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A Nepali woman who was trafficked, exploited and abused as a maid in Egypt has conquered Mount Everest in a bid to highlight the dangers of trafficking in her impoverished Himalayan homeland where thousands are sold into slavery every year. Kanchhi Maya Tamang, 28, is thought to be the first survivor of human trafficking to scale the world's highest mountain.U.N. Women in Nepal – which supported Tamang's expedition – said in a statement Monday that she reached Everest's peak Saturday.Nepal's National Human Rights Commission says up to 9,500 people were rescued from traffickers in 2014-15, a rise of almost 12 percent from the previous year.Since then, Tamang has worked to prevent women and girls in her district from suffering the same fate and has become a prominent voice in her community, promoting girl's education and advocating for more opportunities.
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