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SASANE is a survivor-led organization established in 2008 under the founding principle that women survivors of human trafficking have immense potential to combat the exploitation of Nepalese women and girls, and to create social change. Since the organization's founding in Kathmandu and expansion to Pokhara and seven village areas, four key and interrelated programs (Paralegal, SOS, School Awareness & Community Outreach) have been created through an innovative strategy which combines paralegal training, small business development, school awareness, and community outreach. These interdependent programs assume a rights-based approach to break the cycles of exploitation and victimization, increase women's access to justice, and reintegrate survivors into society as valued and respected members of their community.
On the 25th of April 2015 a terrible natural disaster struck Nepal. At 12 in the afternoon a 7.9 richter scale earthquake sent the whole country into a state of emergency, affecting millions of women, men and children. Being the biggest earthquake the country has seen in 80 years it has so far caused the death of more than 7000 people and destroyed over 120 000 homes - numbers that are only expected to rise as the true effects of the disaster is uncovered.
Due to this terrible occurance all of SASANE's work to stop human trafficking has come to a halt. Out of the 175 certified paralegals SASANE has empowered over the years, 90 % have now seen their homes completely destroyed and one of the paralegals tragically lost her life. At the moment SASANE is focusing on relieving and helping all of the affected paralegals and their families. Using the funds previously meant for the organisation's anti-trafficking projects SASANE has bought and distrubuted food and water to the areas where the affected paralegals lived. As seen on the pictures above the situtation for these villagers are very bad, and even the process of distributing these relief materials was difficult as there are many other victims on the route to the paralegal's villages demanding relief. Fortunately the SASANE staff managed to reach their destinations and provide temporarily relief to places the government aid has not yet reached.
However, this relief is only temporarily and the greater challenge is yet to come. The situation still remains - 90 % of the paralegals are now homeless and need long-term assistance in rebuilding new homes. Also the disaster has left many of the girls already vulnerable to trafficking even more vulnerable, as the country is in a state of disorganisation. SASANE aims to provide their paralegals affected by the earthquake with great support and as soon as possible carry on with the important work to prevent trafficking. If you wish to help us in this time of need please click here
Written by Adrienne Lee ,Planeterra Blog
Three years ago, long before I began working with Planeterra Foundation, I travelled to India and Nepal to volunteer with an organization working towards abolishing modern-day slavery in one of the world's epicentres of human-trafficking. According to the Global Slavery Index, India and Nepal rank 4th and 5th in the world for prevalence of human-trafficking in the country's population. One of the most pervasive of these practices is forced sex work with conservative numbers averaging anywhere between 5,000 to 10,000 girls trafficked to India each year and an estimated 200,000 currently forced to work in Indian brothels.Read more ...
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