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pro filia outcomes and results 2016


Project 1: Awareness campaigns and establishment of aid networks

Results in 2016 in the catchment areas of Pashupatinagar, Bhairahawa und Itahari:

  • In many villages, door-to-door information campaigns, street theater performances,informational events about sex trafficking (and ways to get help) were conducted on marketdays reaching about 7,000 persons. 
  • 796 key persons such as policemen and -women, teachers, government representatives, hotelemployees and bus drivers were trained regarding the issue of sex trafficking and possibilities tohelp. 
  • 648 pupils and students were made aware of the issue of sex trafficking and informed about aidnetworks and possibilities to protect themselves. 
  • During a number of cross-border events about cooperation possibilities in the fight against sextrafficking, 170 Nepalese and Indian representatives of border police and aid organizations weretrained. 
  • Countless persons could be reached during a total of 46 one-day events on the topic of violenceagainst women and women’s rights.

Project 2: Border guards

Results in 2016

The 30 border guards serve at 8 border crossings to India. Every border guard conveys an average annual number of 50 girls to a MAITI Transit home straight from the Indian border. Thus through the 30 jobs actually financed at this time, an approximate number of 1,500 girls can be prevented from being sold to a brothel every year.

Project 3: The Transit home Pashupatinagar

Results in 2016 for the Transit home Pashupatinagar:

  • The Pashupatinagar Transit home offers shelter for 20 girls/young women at a time whoselength of stay varies according to their individual requirements. Parents are contacted if the girls wish so. A family discussion is held to clarify if a girl can return home or is transferred e.g. to a rehabilitation center.
  • The Transit home successfully intervened in the cases of a total of 545 young women/ girls - two of them seven and eight years old – thus preventing them from being sold:
    • 531 came straight from the border where they could be stopped literally at the last minute and
    • 14 returned from situations with sexual abuse or abuse e.g. as work slaves – two of them under the age of 14.
  • The Transit home also serves as a primary contact in other cases of violence against girls/young women: 23 girls came out of situations of domestic violence. In discussions with all parties involved, solutions could be found more often than not.
  • In 2016 the Transit home carried out a search of 96 girls reported missing, 22 of which were found by MAITI and could be brought back home.

Project 4: The Rehabilitation center Itahari

Results in 2016:

  • In 2016, 35 saved girls/young women were taken care of in the rehabilitation home. They startlearning how to read, write and calculate and are taken through professional trainings. They also receive a lot of information about their future daily life, such as HIV prevention, dangers of early marriage, contraception, women’s rights, support possibilities and protection against sex trafficking. The girls in care of the rehabilitation home were between 18 and 26 years of age.
  • 31 girls/young women completed their professional training, 3 continued their training in a MAITI house in Kathmandu.
  • 14 out of 47 girls reported missing could be found. 
  • Criminal actions such as rape, sex trafficking etc. are reported to the police.

Project 5: Mushroom farm

The mushroom farm was thought as a home for rescued young women who due to the severe traumatisation they experienced are psychically or physically broken. 4 – 5 saved young girls lived here at the same time. pro filia provided a two years’ start-up funding and the farm was intended to be self-sustaining as of 2015. Unfortunately the farm was completely destroyed by the earthquake. Furthermore, the challenges of the work there often proved to be too high for the traumatized girls. This is why it was decided not to rebuild the project after the destruction by the earthquake.

Project 6: Educational offers

Results in 2016

  • In 2016, 35 saved girls/young women were taken care of in the rehabilitation home. They start learning how to read, write and calculate and are taken through professional trainings - to be seamstresses, cooks, agriculturists, mushroom farmers.
  • In 2016 too fourty young women were trained on computer. 
  • In 2016 pro filia funded the training costs for 15 girls/young women who started training torepair Computer hardware in December 2016. 
  • Another project financed by pro filia in 2016 was a training for 40 girls/young women tobecome beekeepers. The project started in December 2016. 
  • In 2016 we financed driver’s licences for 3 girls.

Project 7: The creation of jobs

Results in 2016

  • In 2016 pro filia transferred the funds to install another three typing offices. 
  • 5 tailor shops employing 6 young women each could be finally built up in July 2016. 
  • In 2016 pro filia also transferred the funds for microcredits to support 12 young women withthe start of their own small business.