Gramin Mahila Srijanshil Pariwar (GMSP) is a female-led organisation that was founded by rural women from Sindhulpalchok District in Nepal.
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This project aims to:
GMSP’s 2018 project seeks to reduce the displacement of children from the most vulnerable communities and trafficking of children to sectors prone to CSEC. To achieve this end, GMSP will focus on 7 main components:
The goal of GMSP’s 2016-2017 project is to reduce and minimise the displacement of children from the most vulnerable communities and trafficking of children to sectors prone to commercial sexual exploitation (CSEC).
To achieve this end, GMSP will focus on six main objectives: empowering and strengthening community-based child protection mechanisms; providing educational support; conducting awareness raising activities; orienting child clubs on issues of CSEC; referring, rehabilitating and reintegrating victims of CSEC, and economic empowerment.
Following the earthquake in Nepal, Gramin Mahila Srijansil Parivar (GMSP) will join with 2 other organisations in rapid research and training in order to generate new knowledge about and responses to vulnerability to trafficking and other human rights abuses during a large-scale emergency. The research will identify practical ways that existing humanitarian relief efforts can help prevent trafficking, especially linked to actions by local NGOs and community groups. It will be implemented through research and training in one earthquake-affected district of Nepal: Sindhupalchowk.
Gramin Mahila Srijansil Parivar, in collaboration with Free the Slaves and Swatantrata Abhiyan, will undertake 3 one-day meetings of relevant organisations in different parts of the district, combining scoping of the problems, learning about the effectiveness of current responses, and training to connect together locally-based groups with the wider humanitarian and government systems. These meetings will be preceded by fact finding from a range of relevant agencies in the area, and will be followed by tracking of participants’ actions taken to prevent trafficking and other abuses. A report on the research and training will then be widely disseminated.
Following the earthquake, Gramin Mahila Srijanshil Pariwar (GMSP) will provide emergency assistance to approximately 1,450 families in two village areas. They will provide psychosocial counselling, awareness raising about risks of trafficking, and educational support for children, as well as helping them access materials for temporary shelter, food and water.
Gramin Mahila Srijanshil Pariwar will work in Sindhupalchok to reduce the risk of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation through community-based systems.