Since October 1, the Pariwartan social center for exploited women in Nepal has been managed directly by our partner Chhori, with funding from a foundation.
" After more than a year's follow-up, the center's coordinator notes that many women have gained confidence and realized that they could change their lives. They have gained perspective and autonomy. They are beginning to believe in a better future for themselves and their children. "explains Maya Verbist, our Director in Nepal.
In just over 1 year of work at the Pariwartan center, opened in Kathmandu thanks to the support of our donors and partners :
- 324 women and girls were listened to and informed of the possibility of psycho-social support, during visits to their employers.
- 134 women and girls took part in the social center's activities: support for accommodation, psychological support, art therapy, awareness of their rights, reproductive health, legal support, vocational training and support for retraining...
- 10 women have left prostitution and 6 others are in the process of doing so
Earthquake in the Rukum district
On November 3, an earthquake struck a remote, rural region of western Nepal, taking the lives of over 150 people. Residents of Kathmandu, more than 500 kilometers away, felt the tremors. Some of the people cared for at the center are natives of the region: their families have lost their homes. We therefore decided to allocate part of the social center's management fund to emergency aid for these families, to provide them with tents, blankets, food and sanitary products.