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.
Jan 22, 2015

Major Activities of the Project

Coordination meeting...
Coordination meeting...

Background:

Raksha Nepal (RN) since last 10 years has been supporting girls, women and their children working in the informal entertainment sector as well as the victims of different forms of violence. It has endlessly raising the voices against all kinds of crimes and violence in respective sectors, such as domestic violence, rape, polygemy, humantraficking, 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. 

Raksha Nepal in 2004 was founded by the group of young women who 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 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 violence and forced prostitution was able to formed 20 women and girls groups in kathmandu valley. RN providing them skill development trainings and support low interest rate loan with some seed money for startup their new business.

Major Activities

  • To provide psychosocial and trauma counseling to build strength and to mentally prepare the target groups.
  • Meetings and coordination with the owners of the informal entertainment sectors, line ministries, National women commission, police and other related stakeholders.
  • Conduct workshop with media person on sensitize about trafficking, sexual exploitation etc.
  • Conduct vocational and skill development trainings for alternative livelihood. Basic skill development training on Sewing/cutting, SPA and Beauty parlor for 20 women and girls.
  • Conduct seminars and trainings for capacity building on leadership, protection, risk management, association and labor law for union members and other group members.

Activities in Details:

  • To provide psychosocial and trauma counseling to build strength and to mentally prepare the target groups: Raksha Nepal provides regular and required base counseling to victim women and girls. It's also provides counseling classes in different groups. RN also provides counseling to those women and girls as per their required who are not member of the organization or involved in groups. In this quarter counseling classes conducted in 3 groups for 62 women and girls. Out of these classes additionally provided basic counseling to 12 women in RN office. RN also provided psychosocial counseling to 2 rape victim girls as well. As per the group members requirements counselor has been provides counseling.

  • Meetings and coordination with the owners of the informal entertainment sectors, line ministries, National women commission, police and other related stakeholders: Raksha Nepal organized regular coordination meetings with issue related stakeholders and getting support from the concerned sector for victim women and girls.Through these regular meetings, RN working to make strong voice for protects their rights. Through this meeting 40 different participants were participated from the different sectors. 12 participants from the establishments of owners, 2 representative from National Women Commission, 9 from media, 2 from police representatives, 9 women from Raksha Women Network and 6 from staff members.Coordination meeting being continued and build advocacy for protect women and their rights.

  • Conduct workshop with media person on sensitize about trafficking, sexual exploitation etc: RN has been conducted interacting work shop with media person to share with them about reality of the entertainment sector and also trying to clean up image of those women and girls who are working in this sector. RN realized if media support to those women and expose of reality and condition of the women and girls, after the workshop media person has committed to support those women and girls for protect their rights. RN invited most of the journalist from the reputed media, major media houses sent their representatives for the discussion. 6 journalist and 11 women and girls from the women network and representatives from different women groups were participated and 4 staff member were also participated on that workshop.
  • Conduct vocational and skill development trainings for alternative livelihood. Basic skill development training on Sewing/cutting, SPA and Beauty parlor for 20 women and girls: Raksha Nepal has provides different kinds of skill training to those women and girls who are willing to start new business and self dependent. During this period RN has been provides different skills trainings such as Tailoring, SPA and Beauty parlor. Raksha Nepal often discusses with group members and staff members and finds out appropriate participants for the skill trainings; 30 women were participated. RN conducted Tailoring training in Raksha premises for 9 women and 2 women received beauty parlor training from training institute and the rest of the 19 women received the SPA training from the institute.
  • Conduct seminars and trainings for capacity building on leadership, protection, risk management, association and labor law for union members and other group members: Raksha Nepal capacitating to union and network members through organizing different capacity building activities. RN conducted Association and Labor law training for union and network members. Basically in this training they received knowledge about institutional system, role and responsibilities of the key members and basic terms about labor law. There were 20 participants, 9 from union and 11 from women networks. 2 days training was fully focusing on organizing and raise voice through collective way.

Dear Donors/Supporters

I am pleased to forward our quarterly major activities report. This is discription of major activities done in this reporting period. Now, we are receiving small support from DKA/KFB Austria with other number of individuals to raise a voice of these exploited women and girls.

Still, there are thousands of women and girls complled to work on vulnurable situation lack of better working option, we are try to support them to develop skill and more oppertunities. We are expecting more support from your side that we able to reach maximum numbers of women and girls with better options.

I hope this support will continue in future as well.

Best regards,

During their group meeting..
During their group meeting..
Capacity building training...
Capacity building training...
Networking meeting...
Networking meeting...
Practiccing beauty parlor training...
Practiccing beauty parlor training...
Receiving non-formal education...
Receiving non-formal education...

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Jan 20, 2015

3 Months Quarterly Progress Report

Celebrating vaction in out door...
Celebrating vaction in out door...


Background:

Raksha Nepal has been actively working for women and children for the past 10 years. This organization supports those girls, women and thier 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 Nepal has established a child Transit Home for those vulnerable children who have gone through negligence, orphans, esxually abused and other violations. The main objective to keep them in this transit home is to prevent them form following the wrong path and enjoy the basic rights like other normal children. Moreover, these children also get oppertunity 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.

The support through Globalgiving to Raksha Nepal transit home children has been very valuable. This support has been towards their fooding, clothing and other extra activities, which is very important for these childring living here.

Main Activities:

  • Completion 1st and 2nd term examinations and results, ongoing 3rd term exams.
  • Psychosocial Health Counseling (Group/individual)
  • Birthday and various festivals celebration
  • Regular Yoga and Meditation Activities
  • Recreational and educational tours
  • Team Building Workshop


Activities in Details:

  • Completion 1st and 2nd term examinations and results, ongoing 3rd term exams : The children from RN transit home have completed their 1st term examinations as per the school scheduled calendar. Most of the children secured good marks in this 1st term exams. Out of 27 children 10 scored distinction, 15 scored 1st division and 2 stood in second division. 27 children who sat for 2nd term exams, that was conducted in September. The results showed that children has improved in this term and scored higher percentage compared to 1st term. Children has been completed 3rd term exams and they are in vacation.
  • Psychosocial Health Counseling (Group/individual): A psychosocial and health counseling was continued by the psychologist. In this reporting period 6 group sessions were conducted. Another 6 group sessions were conducted in November 21 and December 6. 18 individual counseling was conducted by the Psychologist. Those who attended the individual counseling during this period.
  • Birthday and various festivals celebration: RN regularly celebrates each child's birthday that are living in its home. About 8 children's birthday was celebrated during this reporting period. 4 friends of RN came to celebrate their and their children's birthday during November, Decemmber and January.Similarly, Nepal is very rich in various traditional festivals, which falls almost every 2-3 in a month. Some of the important ones that was celebrated recently were thread ceremony, Dashain and Tihar festivals which are considered the most important ones. Some of the children were very pleased to go home with thier family members during long school breaks. Each festival has its own importance where special traditional food are prepared and fed to these children. All these festival celebrations have given them the homely feeling so that they do not miss their family, as well as learning for them to respect and develop bonding with each other and their relatives.
  • Regular Yoga and Meditation Activities: RN has been continuing yoga and meditation classes in regular basis to the children. Yoga teacher is providing different tools and techniques of yogas and practising during the yoga classes. more than 15 children are participating yoga classes.
  • Recreational and educational tours: RN from time to time organizes short educational or recreational tours for the children living in its home. Some of the children who could not go with their families were taken for a visit to Kavre during Dashain festival. They also were taken to malls and were provided with new cloths. Later all the kids were taken to watch a Nepali movie which had the theme of women empowerment and child rights, which they enjoyed a lot. 
  • Team Building Workshop: Team Building workshop is scheduled for Nov. 26, 27-29. The hotel in Mulpani for 11 participants of the organization. In this workshop participants were able to learn about psychosocial counseling and basic knowledge of case solving about children. The facilitator were used Game, role play and lecturing method during the workshop. 


Dear Supporters/Donors

We are pleased to forward this activities report through GlobalGiving. We are conducting child shelter very hardlly due to fund crisis.One International organization support in only education and general health checkup apart from this we are able to conduct this shelter with 32 children only support of individual supporter like you, so we humble request to you all for continuing your valuable support for these innocent children.

Best regards

Birthday celebration...
Birthday celebration...
Taekwondo...
Taekwondo...
Enjoying in outdoor visit...
Enjoying in outdoor visit...
Participating in Health Camp held in Kathmandu
Participating in Health Camp held in Kathmandu
Showing certificates after won Taekwondo compet...
Showing certificates after won Taekwondo compet...

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Oct 27, 2014

Major Activities of the Project

raising voices against women violence....
raising voices against women violence....

Background:

Raksha Nepal in 2004 was formed by the group of young women who also were the victims of gender based violence, sexually exploited and rape victims. It is working for sexually exploited girls, women and their children. It also empowers and provides care and support to them. RN is run by women and girls who have been sexually exploited. Therefore, the organization is dedicated to those women and girls who have landed knowingly and unknowingly in the dance bars, massage parlors and cabin restaurants, where they are sexually exploited by the owners as well as the customers. RN is committed to making these women and girls aware of how to protect themselves in their current roles. RN also empowers them to build their capacity to identify alternative livelihood opportunities to start a safe and respectful life. Raksha Nepal believes that if women are confident and educated the entire family from it. This is one of the reasons that the organization is determined and committed to work towards the overall welfare of women and girls who are exploited and marginalized from the society.

Nepal being a patriarchal society, Nepali women face multiple forms of discrimination. Existing culture and legal inequalities are also some of the basis of abuse and exploitation. Women who have been working in dancebar, massage parlor, cabin restaurant as such are the most marginalized groups in the country, who face a higher risk of gender based violence than in any other job sector. This is serious issue and RN is steppeing up and working with the beneficiaries to tackle this problem in the work place violence.

Major Activities:

  • Publication of quarterly news letters for wider dissemination
  • Coordination meeting with the related stakeholders
  • Conduct awareness classes for group members and network members
  • Provide legal support to the rape victims

Activities in Details:

  • Publication of quarterly news letters for wider dissemination: Raksha Nepal has published quarterly newsletters since last year. RN published various information about the organization and its working issues and also published its women groups progress. After dissemination of the newsletters the women from the different areas have benefitted because they got different information about the different services and oppertunity provided by RN and other related government organization. Raksha Nepal included information about free trainings, loan facility from cooperative, counseling services, legal support success stories and many more. Raksha Nepal published more than 5 hundred copies in nepali version in every three months. 
  • Coordination meeting with the related stakeholders: Meetings and coordination with the owners and workers of the informal entertainment sectors and other related stakeholders. Raksha Nepal conducting coordination meetings with different related stakeholders in regular basis. Raksha Nepal trying to raise women issues and their voice in their issues related stakeholders. In September 16th Raksha Nepal jointly organized one coordination meeting with existing members of Constitution Assembly, security representatives, different trade union representatives, different political parties representatives, owners of the different establishments, women network members. The meeting's discussion was focused on mainly in informal entertainment sectors women and their problems along with trafficking issues. Members of parliamentry were promised and announce in important women issues. Likewise, security representatives also promise they will definitely support to solve these women issues and they already working on it. There were some trade union members and owners of the such establishments blame to security representatives about their behaviour especially when they are in duty, so they requested to make normal behaviour with women in their workplace.
  • Conduct awareness classes for group members and network members: Conduct awareness classes for targeted members on human trafficking, sexual exploitation at the work place and willing to join the informal entertainment sectors. During the group meetings and organizing some different workshops Raksha Nepals staff and some hired experts facilitates them regarding the mention issues. Raksha Nepal starting the second phase of the sesions in different groups. Women were very happy and they felt very smart themselves after geting such awareness classes. The second round of awareness classes conducting in 20 women groups.
  • Provide legal support to the rape victims: Raksha Nepal provide legal support for needy girls and women as and when they required. Legal support is one of the major services among the other services from the Raksha Nepal. Raksha Nepal provide this service through two ways, first, lawyers visit in women groups and providing legal awareness during their women group meetings program, and the second way of service providing is to rape vicitms. Raksha Nepal providing total free of cost legal suppor to the such type of vicitms until the case will be solved. Currenty, Raksha Nepal providing legal support to 4 vicitms of rape cases and RN also create and generate advocacy environment to the victims. 

Dear Donors/Supporters

We are very thankful for your great support to the victims. We are fighting with the various problems of women and children. Without your support we cannot do in future as well, so we appeal you all please do support us for social cause and give them peace and incourage to women, girls and children.

 

Thank you very much for your great support.

Ragards,

getting refereshment after awareness classes....
getting refereshment after awareness classes....
demonstrating and raising voice .....
demonstrating and raising voice .....
women in their group meeting..
women in their group meeting..

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