Change Nepal is a nonprofit that provides services to survivors and victims of trafficking through education, counseling, skill trainings, health-care and human rights awareness.
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CSEC survivors will continue to be supported with a range of services. Psycho-social support, legal training and vocational training will also be offered, and education classes provided to girls working part-time in AES and the children of current workers. Change Nepal will also run capacity building sessions with police, and teachers will be sensitised and taught how to offer basic counselling to at-risk children.
Interaction programs will be organised to update elected representatives and gain support on child protection and promotion of children’s rights; focusing on issues of human and child rights, conceptual clarity on CSEC, legal provisions, rescue protocols, and their roles and responsibilities as local representatives. In addition, Change Nepal aim to increase media engagement, with recognition of CSEC and reporting from a rights-based, victim centred approach.
Their 2018 project will continue its current work in neighbourhoods in Kathmandu. This grant will enable the expansion of a drop-in-centre, including counselling support, legal classes and family reintegration. It will also conduct a training workshop with police in three Kathmandu neighbourhoods, focusing on enhancing the knowledge and skills to identify and respond to commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) from a rights-based and child-centred approach; shifting their perspectives and behaviours away from a victim-centred approach. Change Nepal will also work to engage and mobilise the media and orientate newly elected representatives on the issues of CSEC in the AES.
Change Nepal will focus on neighbourhoods in Kathmandu with a high concentration of adult entertainment sector (AES) workplaces and street-based sexual exploitation. Change Nepal will encourage adolescents and young women to come out of this sector through a rights-based approach. They will also provide alternative income sources and education.
Change Nepal will focus on neighbourhoods in Kathmandu with a high concentration of adult entertainment sector workplaces and street-based sexual exploitation.
Change Nepal will encourage adolescents and young women to come out of this sector through a rights-based approach. They will also provide alternative income sources and education.
Change Nepal will provide emergency assistance to over 200 individuals severely affected by the earthquakes. It will provide food, clothes, medical support and counselling, focused on girls and women working in the adult entertainment sector. It will help with reintegration of 15 girls with their families.