By Idira Gurung – President of SASANE
SASANE is excited to share news with you about the progress of our Paralegal girls! All 32 paralegal trainees were working at 20 police stations across Kathmandu Valley but 28 paralegal trainees have passed the paralegal examination which was taken by District court of Kathmandu Nepal on February 19, 2011. All 28 new paralegal girls have taken their certificates from Kathmandu District court.
SASANE girl’s paralegal service is popular in Kathmandu valley because all poor people especially women & girls feel easier and trust them for witting complaints in police station as well as law enforcement agencies. New paralegals are working hard inside 20 police stations within Kathmandu valley. They write six domestic violence applications, three child missing cases application, 3 illegal foreign migrant complains and file 3 FIRs (Jaheri) in each police Station per day. They have rescued 13 women and 21 children from Kathmandu valley and send to shelter for treatment before May, 2011. Police personnel, general people and government officials are encouraging them for their imaging help and activities. Now new paralegal girls are familiar with law enforcement officials.
New paralegal girls have no right to take individual fee from general people but they will be starting it from July 1st. That time our girls will be completing their six months practical courses from police stations.
Our one new paralegal is working in Hanumandhoka police station in Kathmandu, she knows about child trafficking activities in her police station area. It is her brief scenario about child trafficking crime in that area.
There is high mobility of women sex workers in areas of Ratnapark, old bus park and Sundhara in Kathmandu. According to Pragatishil Mahila Sangh (local NGOS), there are 250 women sex workers, every day moving in these areas for sex Clients. Every day 5 to 7 minor new girls are coming there searching for client.They all are working there from morning 10:00 to 8:00 in the evening every day. They do not like to use protection and they are all becoming pregnant from unsafe sexual intercourse. The women and girls are getting only US $5 from clients. Clients provide room themselves but sometimes girls provide her room to clients. Most prostitute women are poor, illiterate, orphan, single or victim of domestic violence. They all are from remote areas.
Every year, 30 to 40 women sex workers become pregnant in these areas by unknown clients. There is lacking data for how many women are affected by HIV/STD and how many children are affected from these types of diseases. But all women sex workers want money from their profession. However, when women realize they are pregnant, they do not take serious precaution. They smoke and drink alcohol every day. When they pass 7 to 8 months, the trafficker approaches her for her new baby.
For 9 month the mothers miss their business, so after the delivery they sell their baby to the trafficker. The mothers get a lot of money for their babies, which they use for personal treatment, healthy foods and others extra charges. The mothers return in the same profession after the baby delivery. This cycle continues about every two years.
The mothers are not ready to accept their baby. If these women get pregnant, the clients do not like her and women parent or relative ask her about new baby. One of the mother said they are struggling for money every day for living, accommodation, and at that time the baby becomes a burden. So the mothers sell their babies to the trafficker for money. Recently this business is changing and is adopted as a profession for earning more money from the traffickers among the mothers.
We have number of paralegal feelings and stories of Kathmandu Valley. SASANE will be provided step to step report in Global Giving but we need your support in order to make it through the next few months.
Thank you for your support!