Despite being scared, Asha found the courage to talk to her family who, to her relief, supported her by making her feel safe and listened to. Soon after, a Community Based Organisation member was informed of the incident and reported it to CLAMP. A consultation was set up with the District Officer and a case was filed at the local police station against the perpetrator. He is currently being remanded in custody, awaiting sentencing.
Asha spends her days at the shelter home and is involved in informal education and extracurricular activities. She also participates in a programme offered by Harambee Art Nepal. This supports survivors of sexual violence and abuse through their trauma and recovery. It includes life skills, meditation and healing sessions, and empowerment workshops.
In her informal education classes Asha’s performance is commendable, and she wishes to continue her studies. She has also been learning self-defence and going through martial arts training. Along with this support, she’s received training in cushion making to help her become financially independent after leaving the shelter home.
Because of the support she has received, Asha is now hopeful about the future.
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