What we do ?
For a Nepali woman, filing a complaint against a trafficker or an abuser is too often a traumatic experience that leads to re‐victimization. Because of gender‐discrimination, patriarchal norms, and male‐domination within the legal system, women are frequently blamed or ignored by law enforcement agents. By training survivors to become paralegals, SASANE has set out to stop these injustices. Today, SASANE members work at 25 police stations, providing justice and compassion to victims and achieving positive change in the legal system and greater society.
Despite recent improvements in the law, Nepal’s legal system continues to discriminate against women, both in legal code and through enforcement practices. SASANE is working diligently to advocate for change within the legal system and to provide legal support to victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation.
SASANE is recognized as a leading legal resource on human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Nepal. SASANE has not only led groundbreaking legal cases, but has also spearheaded efforts to train government officials, NGOs, and INGOs on legal advances, casework, and procedures. SASANE is committed to ensuring that stakeholders have the necessary knowledge capacity to effectively prosecute violations and ensure that victims achieve justice.
SASANE is committed to helping survivors and women still trapped in the sex industry to achieve their dreams, gain independence, and rebuild their self‐esteem. In light of Nepal’s devastating economic conditions, we believe that placing women in on‐the‐job training and personalized internships is the most effective way to guarantee their future employment. By working personally with survivors and understanding their individual skills and long‐term goals, we assess the best possible placements, and then bridge partnerships with businesses and organizations that can provide training and professional support.