SASANE (Samrakshak Samuha Nepal)

SASANE is a Nepali NGO established by female survivors of human trafficking on the principle that survivors have great potential to create social change. Staffed primarily by survivors, SASANE works to end the physical and sexual exploitation of women and girls, secure their legal rights, and empower them to live free and dignified lives. We work passionately to ensure that survivors and women still trapped in sexual exploitation can escape abuse, achieve their dreams, and become leaders.
Apr 24, 2015

Paralegals receive the paralegal certificate

paralegals in the police station writing FIR
paralegals in the police station writing FIR

The paralegals of the sixth paralegal training received their paralegal certicate. In the sixth paralegal training we had 23 survivor girls and women. They sat for the open competition examination on February 7' 2015. The result of the examination was out on February 12' 2015. 16 out of 23 girls passed the examination successfuly and received their legalized certificates. Now they are the certified paralegals. More than half of the certified paralegals have been working in the busy police stations of Kathmandu, Nepal. 

We have completed the paralegal training program in Pokhara as well. 15 of the paralegal trainees are placed in six police stations of Pokhara for their practical internship. Combining both the paralegals of Kathmandu and Pokhara, they have filed 5, 018 complaints including the court cases and 578 have gotten justice. 

If we get enough funding we are planning to start the paralegal training in Morang as well. As this is also one of the busiest city in Nepal and is near to the Indian border. We hope that we will be able to start the training there soon. 

Paralegals in the police station writing FIRs
Paralegals in the police station writing FIRs

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Jan 20, 2015

Practical Class of 6th Paralegal Training Training

The theoretical class of the paralegal training
The theoretical class of the paralegal training

The Practical course for the sixth Paralegal Training Program has started from 18th November 2014. The practical course takes place for six months. The sixth paralegal training program has 25 girls seeking training and finally appearing the paralegal examination on 14th February 2015 (not sure). The theoritical class took place from 11th October 2014 to 18th November 2014. The girls were taught the laws and policies preavlent in our country in order to make them aware about the existing laws and also help themselves and other needy women  in problem. 

For the practical course of the paralegal training program the girls have been variouse police stations of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur, Nepal. There in the police station they write application and help others doing their work free of cost during their couse period. The theoritical class went very well and the girls attending the training could gain alot of information from their paralegal teachers. The practical is also going good. The monitoring and evaluation reports has given positive remarks of all the girls placed in all the police stations.

The police personnel earlier did not find the idea of girls writing application sitting in the police stations effective and appropriate. Presently, the police request us to send them our girls to write the application. The police motivate our girls to do good and work hard. This way the sixth Paralegal Training has been doing good and we hope that in this examination all the girls taking the training will pass and serve all the women in problem.

Thank you! 

Girls taking the sixth Paralegal Training
Girls taking the sixth Paralegal Training

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Oct 29, 2014

Empowered with legal knowledge

Para legal girls  who are wring complain
Para legal girls who are wring complain

Every year more than 20, 000 Nepali girls and women are being trafficked into different part of the world. How can we end physical and sexual exploitation of women and girls, ensure their legal rights, empower them to live free and dignified lives? As a grassroots organization, Samrakshak Samuha Nepal (SASANE) has successfully provided paralegal program training to female human trafficking survivors since 2008. Founded by survivors for survivors, the paralegal program has helped reintegrate women through giving them the tools they need to succeed and the confidence they need to stand on their own feet and raise their voices. In a society where the legal system continues to discriminate against women, both in their legal code and through unequal enforcement practices. SASANE believes that through raising awareness amongst the public and training law enforcement agencies, we can strengthen the anti-human trafficking movement. As for today, a total of 170 women have received the skills to become certified paralegals through the program provided by SASANE. An amazing example is the courage of one certified paralegal, who is stationed on the cross-border between India and Nepal, rescuing hundreds of victims weekly. Empowered with legal knowledge, the survivors have the opportunity to become life changing assets to society, combating the cruel yet heavily prevalent industry of human trafficking.

In this moment, we are just weeks from starting the annually paralegal program. SASANE will provide training for 30 survivors in Kathmandu and 15 in Pokhara. The program begins with one month of theoretical training, and continues with a practical course during the upcoming six months.  The practice will take place in police stations in the regions where they are trained to collect and process reports that are being forwarded by victims. They counsel and provide the legal help through complain, application and First Information Report.

In a perfect world, organizations like SASANE wouldn’t be needed.  Yet we all need to make a difference in this society to support human rights and ensure the worth of every life. Because of the gender-discrimination, patriarchal norms, and male-domination within the legal system in Nepal, women are frequently blamed for the crimes against them or ignored altogether by law enforcement agents. The importance of legal education for the female survivors is important. SASANE is needed. In order to bring a new tomorrow and to prevent the girls from being prone to ill behaviors SASANE needs your support so that it can keep on manufacturing the paralegals always.

Thankyou!

Paralegal girls learning legal course
Paralegal girls learning legal course
paralegal with school student
paralegal with school student

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