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The pro filia projects 2013

 

pro filia project 1: Information campaigns

  • Provision of information to 175 households via door-to-door conversations
  • Two training courses for 127 policemen and customs officials
  • One day orientation programme on gender violence and human trafficking for 474 persons in Ilam
  • Two-day information events in schools concerning the dangers of slavery and the availability of help and support
  • Training for 128 tea-leaf pickers, aimed at the maintenance of mutual support and help networks
  • Training for 30 people who coach the co-ordinators of these help networks, following the ToT-Programme (= training of trainers).
  • A ten-day training course for 13 young women to expand their sources of income. The training 2013 focussed on mushroom- and chili- farming.
  • Two cross-border meetings of altogether 163 representatives from Nepalese and Indian aid organizations, including local women’s groups, with the aim of improving co-operation to fight sex trafficking of young women and girls, and of further developing different kinds of support strategies for the victims of such trafficking.
  • Organized an information event, on the annual 'Day of the women'‘, with 30 participants.
  • Organized an information event, on the annual ‘Day against human trafficking’, with 500 participants.

 

Outcomes 2013 in the region around the Transit home Bhairahawa:

  • Performance of street dramas, awareness programmes, rallies and distribution of pamphlets against human trafficking were done.
  • The awareness campaigns comprised of following participants: representatives from District administrative officials, local organisations, cooperatives, local businesses, students, pupils and local villagers.
  • Overall the street dramas against human trafficking were very succesfull.

 

Outcomes 2013 in the region around the rehabilitation centre Itahari:

  • 84 people living in a poor neighbourhood were shown a documentary film about girl trafficking. Some were about to move abroad because they had been promised work.
  • Several information campaigns and demonstrations about women’s rights and the dangers of girl trafficking were held, e.g. on the international women’s day (= 350 participants), on the day against human trafficking (= 700 participants) and against gender violence (= 45 participants).
  • 50 policewomen and policemen received information about the dangers of slavery.
  • Training course was conducted about health issues co-related with human trafficking and
    aids in the district’s hospital.
  • The staff of the rehabilitation centre continue to build and maintain an effective help
    network in the region.

 

pro filia project 2: Border guards

  • In 2013 in Pashupatinagar alone, overall 1,421 girls were provided with information about the dangers of enslavement through individual conversations directly at the cross-over checkpoints into India. In addition, 15,287 cars, lorries and rickshaws were inspected.
  • In 2013 Transit Home Pashupatinagar succeeded in preventing 354 girls and women from getting trafficking by intercepting them at the border. others were returned home.
  • 277 girls and women had stopped their journey to India realizing that they were travelling unsafely after receiving information on safe migration in Nepal-India border.
  • Additionally 790 migrants were provided information on safe migration at Nepal-India border. The youngest girl involved was 13 years old.
  • Overall in 2013 pro filia provided funds for the salaries of 20 border guards. Each of them intervened with about 50 girls crossing into India, and placing each girl in a shelter. The border guards financed by pro filia, therefore, saved about 1000 girls/women from being sold into brothels, giving each one a real chance of an autonomous life.

 

pro filia project 3: The Transit home Pashupatinagar

  • The Transit home Pashupatinagar is equipped to provide shelter to 20 girls at any period.
  • 2013 the Transit home succeeded in preventing 354 girls and women from getting trafficking by intercepting them at the border.
  • Seven girls were rescued and repatriated from Indian brothels - the youngest being 11 years old.
  • The Transit home is also the central local contact point concerning violence against young women and girls: In 2013 there were 51 missing girls in Pashupatinagar, of whom MAITI found (and returned home) 19. In addition, 21 girls fled domestic violence to our shelter house.
  • The Transit home filed one case of Human Trafficking in the District Court of Ilam. 2 persons have been accused of the crime and presently both are under police custody in Ilam.

 

pro filia project 4: The Rehabilitation centre Itahari

  • In 2013 43 girls/young women were cared for in the Rehabilitation centre, 37 of whom completed a job training course.
  • If a girl wishes, MAITI offers mediation services – e.g. between parents and daughter. In case of criminal activities, charges are filed.

 

pro filia project 5: The IT-Project

  • In 2013 we transferred funds sufficient for the setting up of an IT training facility and the training of a further 40 young women. This facility was opened on the 1st of September 2013. We are planning to open IT centres in twenty different villages in the region Ilam (Pashupatinagar), and employ two women, who have completed the IT training in each of these centres. In February 2014 pro filia beginns by funding three centres.

 

pro filia project 6: The mushroom farm

  • Since 2013 pro filia finances the costs of a mushroom farm. Here traumatized girls and women find a place to work and to live nearby - if necessary, for the whole life.