- Stop the traffic and Slavery
- HIV/AIDS Prevention
- Livelihood & Income generation
- Community Health First-Nepal
- Peace Building Initiative
- Integral Mission
- Women Empowerment for livelihood
- Food Security
- Disaster Response
- Educational Support
- Women Empowerment
STOP THE TRAFFIC AND SLAVERY
Nepal is facing an enormous dilemma regarding the phenomenon of girl trafficking, representing a major crisis in the country. Due to a pervasive lack of female empowerment and an acute absence of overall awareness woman are trafficking to boarders country & India for prostitution.
HIV/AIDS becoming the pressing problem in all contexts of all parts of the world. Nepal has its own situation of AIDS spreading and becoming a serious pandemic threat to public health and development of communities. ”Trafficking — contributes to the spread of HIV by significantly increasing the vulnerability of trafficked person to infection” said Caitlin Wiesen-Antin, HIV/AIDS regional co-coordinator, Asia & Pacific for the UNDP.
LIVELIHOOD AND INCOME GENERATION
ETSC Nepal organized and implemented a project called “Enhancing capacities of marginalized people group to earn livelihood” under the program of National Foundation for Development of Indigenous Nationalities (NFDIN) schemes. The aim of this program was to improve livelihood of women through capacity building skills, knowledge and resources, to enhance the capacity of women groups in order to institutionalize the organizational development processand to advocate for the rights of women.
COMMUNITY HEALTH FIRST-NEPAL
Community Health First will deliver support to the most disadvantaged women and children by;
- increasing knowledge of maternal and child health. We will establish 25 Women’s Health Committees (WHC) per year for three years, who, supported by a Men’s Support Group (MSG), will each develop and oversee a health and literacy education programme for women and adolescent girls in their ward.
- enabling women to generate income and joint savings schemes to pay for safer health practices. We will develop a business skills and savings skills toolkit to help local women transform their subsistence activities into small scale income generating ones. We will also provide technical support such as growing specialist crops.
- lobbying for improvements in mother and child health services. Nine Maternal Health Committees, made up of men and women, will lobby for improvements in mother and child health services through government medical centres, health posts and Sub Health Posts. Collectively they will lobby national government for improvement sin long term sustainable mother and child health.
PEACE BUILDING INITIATIVE
“Mutual efforts for peace” Establish grass roots level peace building in the highly conflict affected communities with the application of JUST peace concept.
The community has voice and efforts to prevent hunger in targeted communities as a result communities’ becomes with adequate food supply. Enable and strengthen the highly marginalized and disadvantaged women and their community organizations to overcome poverty and food scarcity.
Makwanpur is one of the disaster prone districts in the country. In 2002 floods and landslides claimed 135 lives with enormous lost of land and property. Traditional slash and burn farming practiced by the community, illegal timber trade across the border, and forest fires have exacerbated soil erosion and deforestation. Disasters repeated themselves in various place of Makwanpur district due to the incessant heavy monsoon rainfall in each year, the floods and landslides clames lives and destroyed large amount of land and property again.
Education is the key to the holistic development of an individual, community and a nation. The education support programme has been implemented with the objective of extending the educational support initiated by the organization and to benefit maximum number of children and their family to be able to receive education. This programme will also be supporting other income generative activities that are required for increasing the accessibility to education. Although the children have been declared as peace zone, many of them are still deprived from their rights. We hope that through our small support they will be able to make themselves capable and
responsible citizen in the development of this country in coming future. A person in lower castes and ethnic minority groups in particular suffers from poverty and
exclusion. Keeping children in school is a major challenge for many families. The economic needs of the household often trump the desire. Parents have to send their kids to school. Girls in particular are held back, they were put in caring youngest siblings and doings work at home.
ETSC-Nepal aims to enhance the women community of poor and marginalized vulnerable people through process oriented efforts to the communities with specific target of reducing poverty through empowering women in its areas of Makwanpur. The targeted communities themselves identify and analyze the demand that they have been facing for a long time back. At the identification of the root cause of existing problems, the community will be actively involve in need based planning, implementation, operation and maintenance of the programs. Active participation of communities people themselves is one of the key factors to bring the desired results of social transformation and poverty reduction. ETSC- Nepal’s roll will be vital in this regards; Field facilitator and the program management team as whole will provide necessary support for the development and strengthening of these community organizations. The program Management team will also act as bridging agent between the women community groups by organizing the target communities in to the groups, their capacity building, facilitating activities and assisting the project implementation which would be an appropriate means of sustainable social transformation.
This project is an attempt to prevent human trafficking, sexual gender based violence and livelihood support program in Makwanpur district particularly in different villages of Manahari Rural Municipality ward no. 1, 2, 4, 6 viz. Mulkhola, Ajingare, Chisapani, Nayabasti, Jyamire, Chakatital, Khursanibari, Dolbari, Lampakha, Twangra, Golghar, Nayabasti, Ramaule, Pratappur, Manahari, Bazar, Sibir, Bijauna, Simpani, Deukot and Musle communities and Bakaiya Rural Municipality ward no.3 viz. Chhatiwan and Hattisunde communities by addressing factors causing or increasing vulnerability of people to trafficking. As such, the project aims to change behavior (eg. stop labor migration, sexual gender based violence and find employment/entrepreneurship locally), minimize risk where changing behavior is not possible (eg. provide adequate information for safe migration) and building agency of the vulnerable subpopulation to defend their rights. The project is necessary because Makwanpur is among the top three districts of women and girls trafficking and the areas selected are among the most vulnerable places in the district. The district is vulnerable to transnational as well as internal trafficking because of many transit points, low literacy, domestic abuse, discrimination and early marriage. Due to the proximity of the district to India, and major cities of Nepal such as Kathmandu, Narayanghat, Birgunj people are vulnerable to end up in labour and sexual exploitation in Indian brothel, circus, Gulf States, garment industries, brick kilns and entertainment businesses. The project participant includes such vulnerable subpopulation including potential labour migrants, women and girls, adolescents and school dropout children, particularly from the family of poor economic situation. Majority of them are from Tamang ethnic community who are among the highest at-risk population for trafficking.
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