Proposal Title: Strengthening and empowering the communities to prevent human trafficking and sexual gender based violence (SAHAYATRA).

Funding Partner: Tearfund Nepal

Implementing Partner: Eductation Trainings and Service for Community (ETSC) Nepal   

Project Location: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

Target Beneficiaries: Poor, Overseas employment seekers, Adolescence, Disabilities, Women, Children, School dropout people.

Start Date: January, 2020

End Date: December, 2022

Total Duration: 3 Years

Project Coordinator or Contact Person: Mr. Jagdish Adhikari

Description of the Project:

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.