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Swatantrata Abhiyan Nepal

Swatantrata Abhiyan Nepal is a nonprofit organization that works for the end of all forms of discrimination and slavery-like practices in Nepal.

Photo credit: Ginny Baumann/Freedom Fund

GRANT AMOUNT

TOTAL AMOUNT GRANTED

$145,649

GRANT AWARDED DATE

NUMBER OF GRANTS

4

The overall goal of the technical assistance is to contribute to the national target of ending slavery, trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation, in particular of children, in the adult entertainment sector in Nepal. The Grantee will build the capacity of the Freedom Fund’s 13 local civil society partners on advocacy to achieve this.

LENGTH OF GRANT

LENGTH OF GRANT

9 Months

GRANT AWARDED DATE

GRANT AWARDED DATE

May 2018

GRANT AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

$48,796

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

Central Nepal

This grant supports a Labour Rights Training and Worker Organising Project. The goal of this project is to organize and mobilize unions and organizations of adult workers in the entertainment industry that seek to advocate for fair labour standards and end child exploitation, including commercial sexual exploitation, in the industry.

LENGTH OF GRANT

LENGTH OF GRANT

1 Year

GRANT AWARDED DATE

GRANT AWARDED DATE

December 2016

GRANT AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

$20,000

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

Central Nepal

Swatantrata Abhiyan Nepal will support Freedom Fund Central Nepal hotspot partners in a joint strategy to engage with government bodies regarding child sexual exploitation in the adult entertainment sector in the Kathmandu Valley. The project will refine and strengthen the implementation of existing advocacy work undertaken by these partners.

LENGTH OF GRANT

LENGTH OF GRANT

18 Months

GRANT AWARDED DATE

GRANT AWARDED DATE

July 2016

GRANT AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

$71,500

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

Central Nepal

This grant will contribute new knowledge regarding a population’s vulnerability to trafficking and other forms of human rights abuses and exploitation during a large-scale emergency. The project will also contribute to specific, practical ways that existing humanitarian relief efforts can contribute to the prevention of trafficking, especially linked to actions by local NGOs.

The grant will enable Swatantrata Abhiyan, in collaboration with Gramin Mahila Srijansil Parivar and Free the Slaves, to prepare for and undertaken three one-day meetings of relevant organisations in different parts of Sindhupalchowk district. The meetings will combine a scoping of the problems and the effectiveness of current responses with training in order to connect together the protective actions of locally-based groups with the wider humanitarian and government systems.

LENGTH OF GRANT

LENGTH OF GRANT

3 Months

GRANT AWARDED DATE

GRANT AWARDED DATE

July 2015

GRANT AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

$5,353

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

Central Nepal

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