Since its inception in 1998, the Center for Legal Research and Resource Development (CeLRRd) has worked extensively to promote, uphold and respect the rule of law, good governance, fair and unrestricted access to justice, human rights and peace.
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In this project, the CeLRRd will facilitate issue-based interaction and legal counselling for AES workers, who will receive counselling and/or paralegal services according to their needs. AES employers will also engage on labour law through workshops. Local government stakeholders will train to more effectively identify and refer CSEC cases, while justice sector actors will be informed on CSEC and judicial trends. Additionally, this project will hold dialogue sessions with victims of CSEC and exploitation in the AES and the issues raised by the victims will be fed into the workshops conducted for AES employers and justice sector actors.
CeLRRd’s 2018 project aims to increase legal rights awareness of CSEC among AES workers, provide legal aid to victims of CSEC and conduct judicial trend analysis on CSEC. It will also focus on the capacity building and coordination of duty bearers and stakeholders.
Since its inception in 1998, the Center for Legal Research and Resource Development (CcLRRd) has worked extensively to promote, uphold and respect rule of law, good governance, fair and unrestricted access to justice, human rights and peace.
The goal of CeLRRd’s2016-2017 project is to sustainably reduce the number of minor girls pursuing work in industries that put then at-risk of commercial sexual exploitation (CSEC).
To achieve this end, CeLLRd will focus on six objectives: raising public awareness of CSEC, developing anti-CSEC legal safeguards. providing legal aid to victims of CSEC, building a network of duty bearers and stakeholders, conducting project result mapping, and building the capacity of project staff.
CeLRRd will work in 10 village areas of Makwanpur district as well as 3 districts of the Kathmandu valley to reduce the number of girls and adolescents in commercial sexual exploitation. They will promote economic and livelihood support in the post-earthquake situation to families with children at risk in rural areas, as well as conducting awareness raising events. In Kathmandu they will provide workshops for women and girls in the dance bars and cabin restaurants about their rights.
Also in Kathmandu, and in source areas, they will provide legal aid and counselling to survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and other forms of sexual violence. They will promote coordination of all the service providers and other concerned groups in Makwanpur around these issues.
The Centre for Legal Research and Resource Development will provide approximately 300 support and relief packages to children and women who have been working in Kathmandu’s night entertainment sector, many of whom have lost their housing due to the earthquake.