Nepalese society is highly entrenched with cultural values and beliefs, which is again shaped by patriarchal thinking. Girl’s education has been ignored for various reasons such as cultural traditions, unsuitable schooling environment and poor financial status which leads to many dropouts. Gender discrimination, patriarchal norms and male domination within the society are the major challenges faced by the girls in remotest part of Nepal, which is plagued by verbal abuse and human trafficking. The victims are not aware of legislation and thus ignorant about illegality of trafficking and any other discriminatory attitudes towards girls/women as per law.
School awareness program ensures active participation of SASANE beneficiaries as facilitators in School Awareness activities in governmental schools aiming to reach more than thousand students which will highlight incidences of sexual exploitation, problems and causes in the society and possible solutions. We foresee SASANE beneficiaries as strong advocate against commercial sexual exploitation and provide an equal opportunity to become successful professionals, bring the problem of CSE survivors under the attention of general public and give girls/survivors a clear picture about the prevailing issues and challenges of human trafficking.
First, the program examines the educational situation and need of awareness program especially focusing on the governmental school of Nepal at the particular area. Second, it examines the various approaches initiated by the government and donors to enlighten on human trafficking. Third, it identifies and tries to mitigate the gaps in the approaches that have been taken. Lastly, the program concludes by conducting School Awareness Program that would enable the students: