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.
Activities in Details:
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.
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:
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
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.
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.