Raksha Nepal

Women and Girls free from Sexual Exploitation. Protect women and young girls from trafficking and sexual exploitation through enhancing knowledge and socioeconomic status.
Aug 1, 2014

Key Activities of the Quarter

Birthday Baloon..
Birthday Baloon..

Background:
Raksha Nepal has been actively working for women and children for the past 10 years. This organization supports those girls, women and their children who have been through different types of violence (sexual abuse, domestic violence, trafficking, polygamy victim, etc.) or who are vulnerable to violence. It also works in favor of the victims to raise their voice to the concerned institutions and help them get justice.
In the same context, since last 5 years, Raksha has established a Child Transit Home for those vulnerable children who have gone through negligence, orphans, sexually abused and other violations. The main objective to keep them in this transit home is to prevent them from following the wrong path and enjoy the basic rights like other normal children. Moreover, these children also get opportunity to make their life better. Raksha Nepal has been trying its best to give a safe and family environment to these vulnerable children, with limited funding source. RN with personal contributions has extended different kinds of support to more than 2500 children so far. Currently, it has 30 children in its transit home. RN has been coordinating with different organizations for their secure future.

Main Activities:

• Final year Examinations and Results
• School Admission
• Psychosocial Health Counseling (Group/individual)
• Children Repatriated and Newcomers
• Regular Yoga and Meditation Activities
• Birthday and various festivals Celebration

Activities in Details:

  • Final year Examinations and Results: There were 30 children sitting for the final exams. Out of thirty children seventeen children got Distension in their final exam. Rest of the other children got first Division with good marks. None of them had to repeat in the same class. Results of this exams. has been attached as Annex I
    Gyanu, who has been staying in the Transit home was able to sit for School Leaving Certificate Exams. Has passed in the 1st division with 68%, which has boosted her morale and confidence level and helped her to go forward in life.

  • School Admission: There are 30 children in Raksha Nepal Transit Home, out of which 28 have been admitted in school. Rest 2 girls are being supported by other individual donors. Children are attending classes from nursery to 9th grade.

    As per school policy, it charges admission fee for all 28 children, only the monthly fee is discounted for those who get scholarship (out of 28 children admitted, 8 children received monthly fee exemption) but they are liable to pay admission, examination, computer, library, stationery fees, etc. to school.

  • Psychosocial Health Counseling: A psychosocial and health counseling, a pilot program for 4 months, was conducted by the Psychologist. Following are the various activities and observation done for the children living in the transit home.The children were divided into groups of three for this activity. The play dough was provided to each child before the activity started. The children were supposed to make an image which they dislike the most or feel angry about. They were then asked to do whatever they liked with that image. Children were biting, beating, kicking and showing full anger and rage to this image. After some break the groups were again asked to make an image which they liked the most that could be best person, or the best place. Children were very relative and made different places they had visited and people they liked the most.
  • Children Repatriated and Newcomers: As per the agreement with the mothers of the children, they are repatriated back to their family, once the mothers are capable of handling them on their own. During this reporting period 2 children went back with their mothers. Rima and Saina went back to their village in Lalitpur and one in Kathmandu District. Both the mothers had received capacity building training from Raksha Nepal.
    In the meantime, 3 children have joined Child Transit Home, such as, Sanjita, Mukta and Mahima. Sanjita’s mother was sexually exploited victim, Mukta’s both parents are HIV+ and her mother is at the last stage of her ailment and father is not in the scene, Mahima is herself the victim of gang rape and trafficking.
  • Regular Yoga and Meditation Activities: For alertness of mind body, RN has been running regular yoga and meditation activities for all the children and other elders living in its home. Luckily, one Doctor and Yoga expert visited the home and shared knowledge about yoga and its benefits, which has encouraged everyone living here.
  • Birthday and various festivals Celebration: RN regularly celebrates each child’s birthday that are living in its home. About 7 children’s birthday was celebrated during this reporting period. 2 friends of RN came to celebrate their children’s birthday during April and June months.
  • Children Made a Histry in South Korea: 7 children are selected for the international taekwondo competition in South Korea. RN since past 2 years has established Raksha Taekwondo Dojang under which all those living in its home are receiving regular Taekwondo training. In a short span of time, these children have successfully demonstrated best performance at the different local and district level competitions. As a result, 7 best performers have been selected to participate in the 8th World Taekwondo Cultural Expo. Competition, Muju, South Korea, from July 4-7, 2014. In this week long program, these children will be competing in various tournaments.

    We can easily presume how this international level competition exposure has inspired the lives of these children who have been the victims of different violence - some have lost their parents and their loved one at a tender age and been through indescribable hurt. Through these sports they have demonstrated their personality in front of all the players at the international level competition by proudly waving Nepali flag. The proudest part of this competition has borne its fruits in the form of gold, silver and bronze medals by these children. This has been achieved and has created a history in the Nepali Taekwondo sports.

 

Dear Donors and Supporters,

We are currently working to support these regular activities through the continued donations that we receive. All these donations are vital to keeping our programs going, and to helping to provide better lives for these women and children. We greatly appreciate your continued support and suggestions as well.

group counseling
group counseling
Taekwondo pose
Taekwondo pose
Nepali Taekwondo Team our children at Korea
Nepali Taekwondo Team our children at Korea
Jul 31, 2014

Organizational activities within the last quarter

During Art Therapy Training
During Art Therapy Training

Background of the organization:

Raksha Nepal in 2004 was formed by the group of young women who also were the victims of gender based violence (GBV). In the earlier days, RN started running with few target groups coming to one room rented place of the Present for basic reading/writing classes and sharing of the ordeals those girls/women went through. In course of time, with small contributions from local donors, it was able to expand its programs in advocacy and media mobilization and recently (in 2009) with the rehabilitation and reintegration. Combining both the advocacy and shelter proved to be more effective and successful. The radio programs covered whole nation, effect of which was issues on GBV and forced prostitution was able to form 21 listener clubs in many parts of the country. The same listener clubs have been mobilized in the grassroots level to advocate and aware people against above issues.

Raksha Nepal since last 10 years has been supporting girls, women and their children working in the informal so called entertainment sector as well as the victims of violence, It has been endlessly raising the voices against all kinds of crimes and violence in respective sectors, such as domestic violence, rape, polygamy, human trafficking, sexual violence, compulsive prostitution etc.
In situations where girls and women are being exploited in one way or other, RN is working to organize them, so that they are able to fight for their rights and exploitation. RN’s main objective is to organize these women working in the entertainment sector through different groups and provide them with different skill training. Moreover, RN has been providing these women with low interest credit through it's saving and credit cooperative, so that these women can open small business of their own based on their skills.

Involvement of the past victims who have already spent some months in RN’s temporary rehabilitation centre as resource persons while designing this project has been crucial. By and large, the project has been developed in consultation with different stakeholders including target groups therefore; the activities for intervention have been designed in line with their request.

Major Activities of the Quarter:

  • To Provide psychosocial and trauma counseling to mentally prepare the target groups.
  • Meetings and coordination with the owners of the informal entertainment sectors.
  • Provide legal support for needy girls and women as and when required.
  • Conduct vocational and skill development training for alternative livelihood (Sewing/cutting, cookery, SPA and Driving), advanced level trainings for 15 women and girls.
  • Coordination with different media for advocate women rights

Activities in Details:

  • To Provide psychosocial and trauma counseling to mentally prepare the target groups: Raksha Nepal  Provide psychosocial and trauma counseling to mentally prepare the target groups. RN providing counseling service in different level and different stages to the group members and by group coaching and individual level as well. Regular field visits and provide counseling to the group and its members by RN staff members and consultant counselor. In 21 groups two times within a year counselor provided counseling coaching and find out the individuals problem and also findout who really need what types of counseling. After visiting and providing group counseling at their working places, counselor also provides regular counseling to the individual in Raksha premises. RN had been providing counseling support since 2011, and through July 2014 has helped more than 163 women and girls who received individual counseling within the period. Through counseling in group meetings or other programs women often share their views that they are very happy and able to tackle and gained confidence day by day.

  • Meetings and coordination with the owners of the informal entertainment sectors: RN holding coordination meeting with different stake holders in regular basis. Raksha Nepal tried to raise women issues and tried to solve it through the help of different stakeholders who are directly related in this issue. Through these meetings RN collects the support and voice to protect the rights of women and girls collectively and also disseminate the information about the informal entertainment sector. And also, women and girls who are working in the same sector. RN conducted 1 coordination meetings within this quarter held in Durbar Marg premises dated 23 June 2014, with different stakeholders. RN facilitate them for the protect rights of women and girls from the informal entertainment sectors. More than 55 stakeholders participated in the meetings; the participants were from administrative office, police representatives, and owners, representatives from different associations, and members from the proposed union and women from network.
  • Provide legal support for needy girls and women as and when required: Provide legal support for needy girls and women as and when required. Legal support is one of the major services among the other services from the Raksha Nepal. RN provide this service from two ways, one conducting the regular visit program and increased the legal awareness during the group meeting programs and the other way of support is case study and provided free legal support. In this way, RN is continuing legal support program to the needy women and girls. Similarly, women and girls come to RN and they expect support from the RN on legal perspectives. As we know, women and girls are facing various forms of violence and mistreatment due to lack of awareness. As they are unable to manage such problems or don’t know where they can go, the culprits take advantage of them and use them to their benefits.Number of women and girls have come to RN through various sources, such as from mouth to mouth, other organizations referral, by listening RN’s radio program or talking with field staff where they refer to RN. There are some organizations also referring to RN for legal and other support to the women and girl victims, especially from the field of informal entertainment sector. In the past quarter, RN supported more than 98 women in legal advice on their cases and 3 field cases for property and 3 cases of rape were filed. These women were provided with free legal aid and provided transit shelter as required.
  • Conduct vocational and skill development training for alternative livelihood (Sewing/cutting, cookery, SPA and Driving), advanced level trainings for 15 women and girls :  RN Conducted vocational and skill development trainings for alternative livelihood (Sewing/cutting, cookery and SPA ), basic level trainings for 15 women and girls. Raksha Nepal conducted various skill trainings in Basic and Advance level for the women and girls from the 21 groups. This quarter RN provided different Basic skill training for 25 women and girls, in tailoring 9 are still receiving in new season which is conducting in RN premises, 20 women and girls has been received SPA training in April-June 2014, 3 girls are receiving Beauty parlor training in this quarter and 2 women receiving cookery training. 
  • Radio Program: Raksha Nepal conducted radio program for awareness and campaigning to protect and promoting women’s rights. RN is also closely working with different media. The radio program started from last year with a joint effort with Radio City FM and Raksha Nepal. We completed more than 104 episodes within 2 year period and have broadcasted same number of participants with different understandings and suggestions on women rights, women issues, voice against all kind of violence, awareness raising on different issues, experience sharing, happiness sharing, etc. Interviews on lots of other activities through the radio program were broadcasted. Thousands of women succeeded to find RN office and get its services. Radio program also supported in disseminating the information about different issues in wider range. We have experiences to interact with women who are coming in RN office from surrounding districts after they heard stories about RN’s activities and support through same radio program.

 

Dear Donors and Supporters,


We are currently working to support these regular activities through the continued donations that we receive. All   these donations are vital to keeping our programs going, and to helping to provide better lives for these women and children. We greatly appreciate your continued support and suggestions as well.

During the meeting
During the meeting
During the network meeting
During the network meeting
Women protesting for their rights
Women protesting for their rights
Jul 31, 2014

Key Activities of the Quarter

celebrating Birthday
celebrating Birthday

Background:
Raksha Nepal has been actively working for women and children for the past 10 years. This organization supports those girls, women and their children who have been through different types of violence (sexual abuse, domestic violence, trafficking, polygamy victim, etc.) or who are vulnerable to violence. It also works in favor of the victims to raise their voice to the concerned institutions and help them get justice.
In the same context, since last 5 years, Raksha has established a Child Transit Home for those vulnerable children who have gone through negligence, orphans, sexually abused and other violations. The main objective to keep them in this transit home is to prevent them from following the wrong path and enjoy the basic rights like other normal children. Moreover, these children also get opportunity to make their life better. Raksha Nepal has been trying its best to give a safe and family environment to these vulnerable children, with limited funding source. RN with personal contributions has extended different kinds of support to more than 2500 children so far. Currently, it has 30 children in its transit home. RN has been coordinating with different organizations for their secure future.

Main Activities:

• Final year Examinations and Results
• School Admission
• Psychosocial Health Counseling (Group/individual)
• Children Repatriated and Newcomers
• Regular Yoga and Meditation Activities
• Birthday and various festivals Celebration

Activities in Details:

  • Final year Examinations and Results: There were 30 children sitting for the final exams. Out of thirty children seventeen children got Distension in their final exam. Rest of the other children got first Division with good marks. None of them had to repeat in the same class. Results of this exams. has been attached as Annex I
    Gyanu, who has been staying in the Transit home was able to sit for School Leaving Certificate Exams. Has passed in the 1st division with 68%, which has boosted her morale and confidence level and helped her to go forward in life.

  • School Admission: There are 30 children in Raksha Nepal Transit Home, out of which 28 have been admitted in school. Rest 2 girls are being supported by other individual donors. Children are attending classes from nursery to 9th grade.

    As per school policy, it charges admission fee for all 28 children, only the monthly fee is discounted for those who get scholarship (out of 28 children admitted, 8 children received monthly fee exemption) but they are liable to pay admission, examination, computer, library, stationery fees, etc. to school.

  • Psychosocial Health Counseling: A psychosocial and health counseling, a pilot program for 4 months, was conducted by the Psychologist. Following are the various activities and observation done for the children living in the transit home.The children were divided into groups of three for this activity. The play dough was provided to each child before the activity started. The children were supposed to make an image which they dislike the most or feel angry about. They were then asked to do whatever they liked with that image. Children were biting, beating, kicking and showing full anger and rage to this image. After some break the groups were again asked to make an image which they liked the most that could be best person, or the best place. Children were very relative and made different places they had visited and people they liked the most.
  • Children Repatriated and Newcomers: As per the agreement with the mothers of the children, they are repatriated back to their family, once the mothers are capable of handling them on their own. During this reporting period 2 children went back with their mothers. Rima and Saina went back to their village in Lalitpur and one in Kathmandu District. Both the mothers had received capacity building training from Raksha Nepal.
    In the meantime, 3 children have joined Child Transit Home, such as, Sanjita, Mukta and Mahima. Sanjita’s mother was sexually exploited victim, Mukta’s both parents are HIV+ and her mother is at the last stage of her ailment and father is not in the scene, Mahima is herself the victim of gang rape and trafficking.
  • Regular Yoga and Meditation Activities: For alertness of mind body, RN has been running regular yoga and meditation activities for all the children and other elders living in its home. Luckily, one Doctor and Yoga expert visited the home and shared knowledge about yoga and its benefits, which has encouraged everyone living here.
  • Birthday and various festivals Celebration: RN regularly celebrates each child’s birthday that are living in its home. About 7 children’s birthday was celebrated during this reporting period. 2 friends of RN came to celebrate their children’s birthday during April and June months.
  • Children Made a Histry in South Korea: 7 children are selected for the international taekwondo competition in South Korea. RN since past 2 years has established Raksha Taekwondo Dojang under which all those living in its home are receiving regular Taekwondo training. In a short span of time, these children have successfully demonstrated best performance at the different local and district level competitions. As a result, 7 best performers have been selected to participate in the 8th World Taekwondo Cultural Expo. Competition, Muju, South Korea, from July 4-7, 2014. In this week long program, these children will be competing in various tournaments.

    We can easily presume how this international level competition exposure has inspired the lives of these children who have been the victims of different violence - some have lost their parents and their loved one at a tender age and been through indescribable hurt. Through these sports they have demonstrated their personality in front of all the players at the international level competition by proudly waving Nepali flag. The proudest part of this competition has borne its fruits in the form of gold, silver and bronze medals by these children. This has been achieved and has created a history in the Nepali Taekwondo sports.

 

Dear Donors and Supporters,

We are currently working to support these regular activities through the continued donations that we receive. All these donations are vital to keeping our programs going, and to helping to provide better lives for these women and children. We greatly appreciate your continued support and suggestions as well.

Children are in Counseling Class
Children are in Counseling Class
Children performing folk dance in schools program
Children performing folk dance in schools program
group counseling
group counseling
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