OVERALL CHILD POPULATION (under 18yrs)
CHILDREN LIVING BELOW THE POVERTY LINE
MARRIED AS CHILDREN
CONVENTION ON THE
RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
For many, Nepal conjures up images of exhilerating treks through breathtaking landscapes, with Mount Everest at its heart. It is a beautiful country which gains income through tourism and which many people aspire to visit.
Beyond the tourist centres, Nepal faces many challenge. Access to services, already limited by poor infrastructure, was further seriously damaged by huge earthquakes in 2015. Extreme poverty means fragmented families and displaced children struggle to reunite and rates of trafficking and exploitation are high, and it is these children that ChildHope’s work focuses on in Nepal.
OUR GOAL: VOC is a non-profit organisation established in 2000 A.D. with a motive to work for children living/working in the street and sexually abused children.
LAST YEAR WE HELPED CHILDREN IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS
Voice of Children (VOC) started its mission in 1997 but was legally established in 2000. It all started with the rescue of two children and now VOC has helped over 1000 children and families.
VOC makes use of a ‘ladder approach’ and works with street children by rescuing, rehabilitating and reintegrating them into their families or communities by teaching them basic life skills. It also works with the marginalised families to empower them and to spread awareness about available services to prevent their children from ending up on the streets.
Nepals 2015 earthquake claimed more than 8000 lives and left tens of thousands of people living in makeshift shelters, unable to return to their damaged homes. But thanks to our project, some of the most vulnerable families will be able to resume living normal lives.
Shakti Samuha (SS) began in 1996 and was registered in 2000. Since 1996, they have been organising and empowering returning trafficking survivors by providing shelter, legal aid, vocational training and counselling. SS have also set up Adolescent Girls Groups based in the poorest communities in order to pass on the message about the dangers of trafficking. Now SS are reaching out to rural districts where trafficking is prevalent, helping to keep women safe and make a united stand against the traffickers.
Goal: The goal of Shakti Samuha is to establish a progressive society, devoid of trafficking and other kinds of violence against women.
International Awards for Shakti Samuha on Anti-Trafficking and ending Modern Day Slavery
With and for Girls, Star Foundation UK 2016
Ramon Magsaysay Award, Philippine Government 2013
Hero acting to end Modern Day Slavery, US Government 2011 Sha
‘Slavery’ is not an historical phenomenon, in Nepal it is believed that 234,600 people are victims of Modern Day Slavery (MDS) such as trafficking for sexual exploitation, domestic work, forced labour or early marriage.
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