This trauma recovery toolkit resource will support 25 anti-trafficking Nepali organizations and over 200 women and girls in Kathmandu who are survivors of sex trafficking, exploitation, and slavery. Since COVID-19, survivors have experienced an increase in psychological distress, due to death in their families, a loss of income, and loss of safety. This project will provide the organizations and survivors vital trauma resources to decrease psychological distress and increase resilience.
Trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation leave survivors disproportionately subjected to varying degrees of physical, emotional, and psychological stigmatization, abuse, and deprivation of rights, resulting in lasting health consequences and diminished wellbeing. When leaving sexual exploitation, a rehabilitation void of trauma support for underlying mental health needs often results in re-trafficking and worsened exploitative situations, especially during COVID-19.
This project will enable 10 anti-trafficking organizations and over 200 survivors of sex trafficking, exploitation, and abuse to receive important trauma recovery resources through a PDF manual, audio recordings, and online trainings to decrease psychological distress and increase emotional resilience and wellbeing. The workers in the organizations will be trained in how to use the manual and to apply these techniques with the survivors in shelter care and drop-in centers, and in the community.
In our last trauma recovery project, survivors reported an 86% decrease in psychological distress, and we hope that our trauma recovery toolkit will be a great support for anti-trafficking organizations to continue their work in providing trauma-informed support to survivors for the decrease in psychological distress, and an increase of wellbeing and emotional resilience. This project will provide the trauma toolkit to 10 anti-trafficking organizations and over 200 women and girls.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).