How We Help Trafficking Survivors Regain Hope
Women’s Prevention Center (WPC Nepal) supports programs to rescue girls who are trapped in brothels and circuses. Once girls are rescued they provide support to programs that provide a path for girls to reintegrate into society.
Step 1: Bring them Back from India and Elsewhere
With the support of the Women’s Protection Center in Hetauda, Nepal partners with the non-government organization Prabashi Nepali Mitra Manch (PNMM) in New Delhi to rescue Nepali women, children and minors from the brothels and circuses in India.
Step 2: Find them a Home, Or Provide a New One
Rescued women and children by PNMM are brought to WPC Nepal. If girls are not able to return to their families because the family and community reject them, they stay at the Hetauda safe house. Food, shelter, emotional support, case management and other necessary resources are provided.
Besides PNMM, the center receives referrals by various other non-government organization and government authorities who raid the brothels and circuses in India and rescue girls and children. Many times survivors come in contact with WPC Nepal by themselves since they are well known in the community.
Step 3: Empower them to a New Life
After their immediate physical and emotional needs are cared for, the survivors are equipped with skills so they can integrate back into their society.
This is accomplished through vocational training, an income generating program, life skills, educational support and employment opportunities. Currently WPC Nepal is supporting a vocational program to teach the girls sewing skills. The women are making high quality products. Friends of WPC Nepal provide sewing machines, a sewing instructor and sewing materials to WPC Nepal through a grant.