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Central Nepal

In Kathmandu, the Freedom Fund aims to radically reduce the number of children exploited in the adult entertainment industry. They are using outreach and drop-in centres to reach adolescent workers, offering shelter, counselling, vocational training, legal aid and other assistance so that they can successfully leave the sector.

In neighbouring source areas for child trafficking, the hotspot is helping communities to organise together in order to address the root causes. The NGOs are also using the law and creating coordinated pressure on officials to stop adult entertainment sector businesses exploiting children.

Click here to read more about the Central Nepal program. The 2016 impact report for the Central Nepal hotspot can be viewed here.

LIVES IMPACTED 21,448
NUMBER OF PEOPLE LIBERATED 354
NUMBER OF AT-RISK CHILDREN IN SCHOOL 247
COST PER PERSON $80
Total Invested$1.79m

Metric

Total

Lives Impacted

Number of active, regular participants of programs supported by the Freedom Fund. Includes members of community vigilance committees, self-help groups, individuals rescued from slavery, and those given educational, psychosocial or income generation services. Excludes those provided with one-time information.

21,448

Total Invested

Number of active, regular participants of programs supported by the Freedom Fund. Includes members of community vigilance committees, self-help groups, individuals rescued from slavery, and those given educational, psychosocial or income generation services. Excludes those provided with one-time information.

$1,791,305

Cost per person

Average cost of community interventions per active, regular participant. Excludes grants made to partners working indirectly, e.g. at international policy level or for research and evaluation purposes. Excludes grants made for research and evaluation purposes.

$80

Victims liberated

Number of people liberated from any form of slavery, be it through gradual change of circumstance or shorter “rescue event”. The Freedom Fund’s approach is to only support liberations where services for survivor recovery are provided. We formalised this policy with partners in July 2016. Prior to this date a small proportion of reported liberations may not have included follow-up support.

Survivor recovery services are provided (by Freedom Fund partner or other agency) to ensure the individual can resettle with their family or independently, and can access socio-economic and legal assistance to ensure their freedom can be sustained.

354

Community freedom groups supported

Number of active, local groups, including community vigilance committees and self-help savings and loans groups, formed or supported by Freedom Fund partners.

283

At-risk children in school

Number of previously out-of-school children in slavery-affected communities now attending formal or informal education as a result of Freedom Fund support.

247

Graduates of vocational training

Number of slavery survivors or highly vulnerable individuals completing vocational training courses provided or referred by Freedom Fund partners.

114

Micro-enterprises started

Number of slavery survivors or highly vulnerable individuals who have started micro-enterprises as a result of Freedom Fund support

69

Survivors accessing psychosocial services

Number of slavery survivors and victims provided with psychosocial support services to help them recover from mental trauma and avoid falling back into situations of extreme exploitation.

1,722

Individuals with new access to gov't services

Number of people supported by our partners who gain new access to government entitlements such as employment rights, school places, pensions, compensation payments, ID cards, and land rights.

62

Legal cases assisted

Number of individual legal cases that our partners provide any kind of support to, including advice, testimony, direct litigation, and witness protection.

97

Arrests

Number of arrests of traffickers and slaveholders in which one or more Freedom Fund partners played a key supporting role.

20

Convictions

Number of convictions of traffickers and slaveholders in which one or more Freedom Fund partners played a key supporting role.

11

Media stories

Number of media stories about slavery and trafficking that can be attributed to the Freedom Fund or its partners’ efforts to generate attention to the issue.

92

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OUR PARTNERS

Awaj Aviyan Nepal
Biswas Nepal
Center for Legal Research and Resource Development
Centre for Awareness Promotion Nepal
Change Nepal
Chhori
Gramin Mahila Srijanshil Pariwar
Humanitarian and Economic Development Organization
Kakani Center for Development of Community
Nepal Policy Institute
Rupantaran Ka Lagi Sahayog Nepal (SUTRA)
SathSath
Shakti Samuha
Swatantrata Abhiyan Nepal
The Alliance Against Trafficking in Women and Children in Nepal
Women Forum for Women in Nepal
Youth for Social Transformation – Nepal


RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

The Freedom Fund is likely to commission several research studies to guide the hotspot’s work:

  • A baseline analysis of government implementation of policies to protect workers in the sector and to enforce the law.
  • An analysis of which combinations of actions, forms of assistance and services are most useful for adolescents seeking pathways out of the sector.
  • A study of the prevalence of minors working in commercial sexual exploitation in areas of Kathmandu.
  • Research on the attitudes and behaviour of owners and clients of restaurants, hotels, and dance bars in the sector, to better plan actions against their employment or use of children.