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Project 1: Information campaigns and building of local support networks

Results 2012 in the Pashupatinagar region:

  • Orientation for 68 police and custom officials to sensitize on the issue of human trafficking
  • Participation of 21 people from various organisations in the “Awareness programme on Cross border Trafficking”
  • Meeting of 31 representatives from Indian and Nepalese NGOs, Government authorities from both border sides, local clubs, Women’s group and Community Safety-net members to develop better co-ordination with the district-level stake-holders and draw future strategies to combat human trafficking and gender violence. 
  • Sensitizing of 31 tea-leaf pickers on the issues of Human trafficking and gender violence
  • Orientation programmes to 66 students on the issue of human trafficking and gender violence
  • Training of 66 hotel owners and drivers concerning the problem of trafficking girls.
  • Organisation of a networking meeting on the international women’s day with 40 participants 
  • Information event with 127 participants in key positions in the local society.
  • Capacity building trainings like ToT (Training of Trainers) for 18 Community  Safety-net members
  • An income-generating training for 15 women
  • Participation of 11 women at training on computer hard-ware
  • A door-door programme reached 120 households
  • Orientation programme for 31 women on the occasion of the International Women's Day
  • Marking the Anti-trafficking Day by observing with an interaction programme and screening of documentary to 107 people
  • Building of help networks in villages for more protection and less discrimination of single women.

 

Results for 2012 in the region around the Transit home Bhairahawa:

  • At events similar to the ones above and several large-scale events, MAITI were able to reach more than 1200 people in 2012.

 

Project 2: Transit homes

  • In 2012 in Pashupatinagar, 1073 girls at the border to India were provided with information about the risk and dangers via personal  conversations.  16 000 cars, lorries and rikschas were checked at the border.
  • Of the 1073 girls, 392 triggered intervention: 99 remained for the time being in the shelter and 293 were taken back to their families. Almost all of them were illiterate; the youngest was 12 years old.
  • The Transit home also represents the central contact in the case of other kinds of violence against girls and young women.  The first half of 2012 saw 22 searches for missing girls, 9 of whom were found and returned home by MAITI.  In addition, the shelter provided refuge to 17 girls who were victims of domestic violence and rape victims.

 

Project 3: Border guards

  • In 2012 in Pashupatinagar, 1073 girls at the border to India were provided with information about the risk and dangers via personal conversations. 16 185 cars, lorries and rikschas were checked at the border. 
  • Of the 1073 girls, 392 triggered intervention: 99 remained for the time being in the shelter and 293 were taken back to their families. Almost all of them were illiterate; the youngest was 12 years old. 
  • pro filia funds the salaries of 19 border guards at present. Every border guard places around 50 girls into a MAITI shelter house per year. That is, the pro filia-financed work of border guards annually saves around 950 girls from being sold into a brothel and provides them with an opportunity to lead an autonomous life. 
  • In addition, 2012 saw the transfer of funds for the building of a small house for border guards. The house used until now was in terrible condition.

 

Project 4: Freeing of girls sold into Indian brothels

  • In 2012, only one person was rescued from India and exploitative situations.

 

Project 5: Reha home Itahari

  • In 2012, 43 girls were provided with services from the home. Among the 43 girls 37 were provided with trainings on skill development.