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Biswas Nepal

Biswas Nepal is a nonprofit organisation that helps women and children in the adult entertainment sector advocate for their rights.

Photo credit: Katie Orlinsky, Legatum Limited, 2018

GRANT AMOUNT

TOTAL AMOUNT GRANTED

$272,875

GRANT AWARDED DATE

NUMBER OF GRANTS

5

The overall goal of this project is to reduce sexual exploitation of minors in Kathmandu’s Adult Entertainment Sector, through the provision of outreach, case management and psychosocial services. It will assist in reintegration of young victims through a combination of education and economic empowerment.

LENGTH OF GRANT

LENGTH OF GRANT

2 Years

GRANT AWARDED DATE

GRANT AWARDED DATE

January 2019

GRANT AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

$123,594

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

Central Nepal

This project aims to reduce the involvement of minors in industries in which commercial sexual exploitation (CSEC) is prevalent, predominantly in the adult entertainment sector (AES). There are 7 main components to Biswas’s work:

  1. Service delivery to the adolescent girls and minors involved in AES
  2. Trade Union Orientation and Interaction
  3. Sensitising owners and other stakeholders
  4. Child and worker participation in awareness raising, advocacy and stakeholder coordination
  5. Empowering survivor groups
  6. Enhancing capacity of Biswas Nepal board members, general members and staff
  7. Networking and Coordination
LENGTH OF GRANT

LENGTH OF GRANT

1 Year

GRANT AWARDED DATE

GRANT AWARDED DATE

January 2018

GRANT AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

$67,800

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

Central Nepal

The goal of Biswas’ 2016-2017 project is to reduce the involvement of minors in industries in which commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is prevalent, predominantly in the adult entertainment industry (AES). To achieve this, Biswas will focus on six main objectives:

  1. Delivering services to adolescent girls and minors involved in AES
  2. Orienting and interacting with AEC workers and trade union leaders
  3. Sensitising stakeholders on issues of CSEC
  4. Supporting child participation and advocacy
  5. Empowering survivor groups
  6. Providing capacity building opportunities
LENGTH OF GRANT

LENGTH OF GRANT

1 Year

GRANT AWARDED DATE

GRANT AWARDED DATE

November 2016

GRANT AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

$49,600

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

Central Nepal

Biswas will provide a drop-in centre, group activities and other services to enable girls to leave commercial sexual exploitation in the adult entertainment sector. These services will include non-formal education, life skills training including trafficking prevention, and legal counselling.

LENGTH OF GRANT

LENGTH OF GRANT

3 Months

GRANT AWARDED DATE

GRANT AWARDED DATE

May 2015

GRANT AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

$3,881

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

Central Nepal

Biswas Nepal will provide a drop-in centre, group activities and other services to enable girls to leave commercial sexual exploitation in the adult entertainment sector. These services will include non-formal education, life skills and vocational training, as well as legal trainings for participants and access to legal assistance.

LENGTH OF GRANT

LENGTH OF GRANT

1 Year

GRANT AWARDED DATE

GRANT AWARDED DATE

November 2015

GRANT AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

$28,000

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

Central Nepal

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