Paralegal providing legal help
Paralegal trainees from SASANE have been working in 25 Police Stations within Kathmandu valley. 30 Paralegals are providing their “Legal Aid” to victims specially women in nineteen Police Stations of Kathmandu, three Police Stations of Bhaktapur, and three Police Stations of Lalitpur. As we know that these paralegals were once victims of human trafficking themselves, we believe that they can handle this work flawlessly.
Paralegals, who are working on helping the victims have the records on a paper sheet at first and they again have it entered in computer. They are also using their skill which they learned in SASANE in a special computer class guided by a volunteer of SASANE, Trudi. The data entered in computer are being compiled in a data base system. They also are checking up the succession of the case directly that they provided help to. Senior paralegals are supervising the junior one and they also make sure whether the assignment they are given is being accomplished accordingly. They help them and work as a monitor in order to bring good result and maintain good public relation.
They are being persuaded for their further helpful work and have been receiving lots of positive responses from public, locals, police officials, law enforcement agencies and most of all they are praised by victims for their virtuous job.
In addition, these paralegals are also working on an informal education program in which they take part on their holidays or when they have leisure time. They especially focus on women for this program. These areas in which paralegals are working are included as vulnerable for human trafficking. This program has benefited 130 women from remote areas of Nuwakot making them able to recognize letters as well as making them able to read sentences which they were never able to have any idea of. And they are acknowledged with the concept of human trafficking along with awareness.
With these kinds of help and support from the public to the paralegals and SASANE’s work we are planning to extend the program in which along with courage and enthusiasm we need financial help. Believing in us, we hope to get some help from you which counts a lot and from which we can help the society get the way from dark to light.
Paralegal help victim
Paralegals learning database on Computer
Paralegals educating village women
Village women trying to write