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.
Apr 26, 2013

Children in a Shelter

Colour Festival Holi celebrating at Raksha Nepal
Colour Festival Holi celebrating at Raksha Nepal

 

Background:

 

Women in Nepal have low status within the family and society. Although the constitution offers women equal educational opportunities, many social, economic, and cultural factors contributed to lower enrollment and higher dropout rates for girls. Illiteracy, early marriage, poverty imposed the greatest hindrance to enhancing equal opportunity and status for women. The decade long armed conflict in Nepal escalated the status of women to more vulnerability. These influences underlie the migration process in Nepal and increase the  vulnerability of young women and girls to trafficking and sexual abuse.  The girls and women, to save their lives were compelled to leave their home places and migrate into cities, especially Kathmandu to seek sustainable livelihoods and secure future. Lacking education, skills and knowledge, these ignorant girls and women from villages are pushed to the entertainment sector and are obliged to perform any tasks they are asked to, for the survival imperatives. The dance bars, massage and cabin restaurant opened in an unmanaged way in different parts of Kathmandu has the higher trend of involving these girls as sex workers for profit making.

Raksha Nepal in its working year of 8 has done several activities for the protection and dignified survival of these women. RN when established a women shelter in 2009, has always been realizing the need of shelter for the children of these women too.

Ideally, every child needs to belong to a stable, secure, and loving family. It is a widely-accepted value that children should be provided care and protection so that they can grow and develop. It is also an internationally accepted value. However, due to a number of reasons- natural and human-induced-we are not always able to translate this ‘intention’ into a reality.

When there is a situation of failure or unavailability of family care, the state is obliged to proved appropriate institutional care for neglected, separated or abandoned children. Nepal has accepted this.

However, a lack of planned and proper family and other institutional care system has forced many children in Nepal to resort to the streets, illegal works and female child when they reach a certain age the easy way of earning for them is prostitution. Some big children of these women live in callous and wretched conditions that a civilized state cannot imagine for human beings.

Raksha Nepal in its own initiation has started the shelter home for the children of women who are sexually harassed and exploited. These children are born without the recognition of their father and have no appropriate place to live and food to eat. These mothers are not even capable of fulfilling the fundamental requirement of their children the other educational rights of the children are still to be touched by them. Realizing this scenario of children and keeping the main goal of the organization to protect the target group from the trap to prostitution, RN has put forwarded their step but their single effort is not sufficient they need the joint effort and help of government other non-governmental organization and individual.

 

Main Activities

 

  • Birth Day celebration : Raksha Nepal has conducted birth day celebration with children. Number of individuals has been celebrates their birth day with kids and they share their special moments as well. Students, Social workers, Journalists and celebreties are celebrates their birth day and special days in Raksha Child Shelter. Raksha Nepal also celebrating kids birth day at shelter in a group.
  • Out door visit : Raksha Nepal has let childrens out door visit time to time in regular basis. Childrens fun park, some famous places of Nepal also visited (dhulikhel, fun park kathmandu, kavreplanchwok, dakchikali)
  • Games:  Raksha Nepal started the professional games for children, tekwando player has practicing to children regularly at raksha Nepal.
  • Up grade school classes: children from Raksha child shelter has passed their previous classes in excellent marks, school teachers told children from Raksha Nepal very smart and tallent in study. They appriciated their hard work, now 30 children are studying there.
  • Painting competition: Raksha Nepal and US citizen Sandra has jointly organized painting competetion for children at Raksha Nepal. All children has been participated at that compitition, Sandra provided them painting materials and coached them as well.
  • Dance Perform in Beauty contest: Children from Raksha child shelter performed dance in Beauty contest in kathmandu, 6 children has been performed successfully at that program.  
  • Anchoring Training: Raksha Nepal and The Reukai Nepal has jointly organised Anchoring Training to children at Raksha Nepal. 15 days training including leadership development, personality development subject as well. Organization awarded all the childrens.

 

Dear Donors/Supporters

Greetings from Nepal

We would like to thank you very much from the organization and all children, we are very happy to got supports from your side. It's very valuable for all children, now they are studying in school regularly and they are staying at shelter safely, still we are seeking regular support from the donors because we don't have any regular support from any where, we manage very hardly.

We hope you all support us in future as well.

 

Thank you very much for your great support.

Best Regards

Rabin Malla and Raksha Nepal Team

Media coverage singer Rajesh P Rai visited Raksha
Media coverage singer Rajesh P Rai visited Raksha
Kavre Visit with Chairperson Menuka
Kavre Visit with Chairperson Menuka
Children with school dress
Children with school dress
Birthday celebration
Birthday celebration
Apr 26, 2013

Small fund support from the organization

Background

Raksha Nepal (RN), has been dealing in this issue for past eight years. It’s significant working experience in the field has enhanced the organizational capacity to work more effectively with targeted groups as well as with other stakeholders. The ultimate goal of this project would be to create decent working environment by enhancing the capacity of young girls and women in so called entertainment sectors and make free from risk of exploitation and trafficking.

Once the target groups are capacitated with knowledge on their rights and roles, aware of legal aspects they will be able to form an association of their own. This Union ultimately will be acting as an advocate for workers in the entertainment sectors. To reach to its goal, RN has to follow several steps in parallel with the programs mentioned below.

 

Main Activities

Raksha Nepal conducting PAST project for women and girls especially those women and girls who are sexually exploited and working in so called entertainment sector. This project uite them in a group and counseling them; Raksha Nepal working for build up their capacity, project focusing on protect their rights, protect and promoting women rights, raising voice against women violence and project provide them various capacity building activities, awareness raising programs, skill trainings, non-formal education support program and also conducting saving and credit program through Raksha Nepal's sister organization Rakshyashree Saving & Cooperative.

After completing all above activities group members will have skill and they can change or make better their life through establish their own new business as per their skill. Project's ultimate goal is to support them and create safe environment for them, unite them and make them strong and will raise their voice against all kind of vilonce them self.

 

  • Raksha Nepal providing regular counselling support them for their better life style. Raksha Nepal mobilize phycosocial counselar for counseling them as a regular basis and field staff also counseling them. Some times, they are frustate from their life style and they try to do wrong thing, in the mean time, organization providing them regular counseling about 400 women and girls has receiving counselling service from the organization in field level and the office as well and 4-6 women and girls out of the group members has been receving counseling servise from the organization. In this quarter (Jan-March, 2013) 373 women and girls got the service.
  • Raksha Nepal provide legal support to their target group/group members as per their required. It's legal officer (who is women lawyer) regular visit in group meeting and network meeting as well. She has providing advise and legal process to the victim women and girls. Raksha Nepal through the legal officer support them in legal provision as well. 55 women were got legal advice from the organization and 7 women are case file in court for justice in 2013.
  • Raksha Nepal conducting various awareness raising activities; field staff have visit regularly in thier groups and staff suport them conducting their regular group meeting, discussing about hteir problem and plans also sharing information to them and motivate them to make good future road map. Raksha Nepal also conduct awareness program like trafficking, migration, domestic vilonce, sexual violence and coordination meetings with related stakeholdres; provide them information about these issues and advise them how to aware from problem. 
  • Raksha Nepal unite it's target groups as a women group member; now about 400 women members in a 20 groups. Raksha Nepal also formed 'Women Network' from their respective groups. Chair person from each group have member in women network, they have 1 coordinator and 2 vice-coordinator. Network working vital role as a strong bridge between the group members and Raksha Nepal. Every chair person who is member of the network has share their groups status and all members progrss and problem.
  • Raksha Nepal provided various skill trainings to group members women and girls. 83 women and girls have been get the various training in 2012/13 (25 women and girls got Sweing/cutting training, 11 women and girls got the Beauty parlor training, 6 women and girls got driving training, 6 women and girls got cook training and 35 women had got SPA training from the reputed training institutes.
  • 10 women and girls got seed money as a revolving fund from the organization for establish their business as per their skills. 5 women jointly starting sweing/cutting shop, 3 women jointly starting their beauty parlor and 2 women starting coffee shop recently. They all have got 20 thousand each from the Raksha Nepal. They will return this money in installment and they will not need to pay extra intrest. When will they return money this money will distribute to toher training graduted women and girls as a revolving fund.

 

Dear Donors/Supporters

Greetings from Raksha Nepal Team

We would like to thanks you all and would like to share our organizational activities in summarise. We have conducting one project 'PAST' for these women and girls and this project funded by DKA/KFB Austria. We are very excited to share you this project will also support these women and girls for awareness raising program and capacity building program.

We still in trouble to include lot of number women and girls who are at risk in this sector, so we would like to humbally requst to you all please support us for them, we are going to conduct more skill trainings for those women and girls who are at risk and who don't have any skill.

We hope you all will support us as before.

Thank you very much for your grat support.

Best Regards

In a group meeting
In a group meeting
After got the training certificates
After got the training certificates
International visitor in Network meeting
International visitor in Network meeting
Celebrating Holi festival in Raksha Nepal
Celebrating Holi festival in Raksha Nepal
Water with happiness! Holi festival at Raksha
Water with happiness! Holi festival at Raksha
Jan 29, 2013

Raksha Nepal Child Shelter Activities

Children at fun park
Children at fun park

Raksha Nepal Child Shelter Activities

25 children living in the child shelter. Raksha Nepal providing them education, health, shelter and everything what they need, Raksha Nepal manage all necessary requirements itself.

  1. Extra Activities

25 children completed their school exam this winter, they are enjoying with their winter vacation. Mostly, international volunteer organize and hosting fun program for the children. This winter two volunteer organized visit and birth day celebration program. ‘Particia’ from the Spain has been organized visit program in children funpark at bhirkutimandap in Kathmandu. At that day children were very happy and getting joy. And the other volunteer from the Australia ‘Tharani’ she organized birth day celebration program at Raksha office, all the children had got fun with joy.

 

  1. Children from the Raksha’s child shelter have been completed health check up by the doctor. Raksha Nepal organized every six months general check up for all children from the shelter. The health report was clear and fine.
  2. 5 Children from Raksha Nepal child shelter (who are senior student of the shelter) will be participate in “School Leaving Certificate” exam. They are hard working for preparing SLC exam.
  3. Well going in child shelter regular activities

Staff and care taker of Child shelter doing well with children, they also hard working and mange all things properly, regular activities like yoga, bhajan, study, preparing home work, ready for go to school, on time meal, breakfast, health check up many more things. They try to create family environment.

Raksha Nepal wants to provide these facility to these number of children who has submitted the application for shelter and education support at least 20 more children wants to live Raksha’s child shelter. They are from the far remote area, those children their parents working in the entertainment sectors, some orphans children. Raksha Nepal hardly managing all things for existing children, how to manage more children in this shelter ?? its very challenging.

Dear Respected donors/ good wishers

Thank you very much for your valuable support, we aspect more support from you all in this situation.

I apologizes delay reporting due to my email address has been corrupted, so please if you want to more information about our organization you can contact me on rabin@rakshanepal.org.np  www.rakshanepal.org

Thank you very much .         

Playing in fun park
Playing in fun park
Plying games
Plying games
Birthday celebration
Birthday celebration
BDcelebration with chairperson Menuka and friends
BDcelebration with chairperson Menuka and friends

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