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Detailed results 2019

 

Project 1: Awareness campaigns and establishment of aid networks

  • With door-to-door information campaigns, informational events about sex trafficking (and ways to get help), a lot of persons could be reached on market days in many villages.
  • Approximately 80 soldiers and policemen and –women were trained regarding the issue of sex trafficking and possibilities to help.
  • 330 pupils and students as well as teachers were made aware of the issue of sex trafficking and informed about aid networks and possibilities to protect themselves.
  • 140 key persons such as newly elected politicians, journalists and government representatives both male and female were trained regarding the issue of sex trafficking and possibilities to get help.
  • On International Women’s Day, 435 women were informed about their rights.
  • 130 participants of information campaigns taking place on 16 days were trained on the issue of violence against women and possibilities to get help.

Project 2: Border guards

  • The 35 border guards, financed bay pro filia, are surveying eight crossings to India. Each of them conveys an average annual number of 50 girls straight from the Indian border to a MAITI Transit home. Thus through these jobs, an approximate annual number of 1,750 girls can be prevented from being sold to a brothel every year.
  • In 2019 an additional observation post was installed at the motorway that leads from Duhlikhel in the East of Nepal to India. This is where Maiti-representatives and the highway patrol could 
    • check 8,520 cars 
    • offer advice to 588 girls informing them about help offers 
    • bring 40 girls back to their families
    • admit 16 girls at Maiti facilities in Kathmandu 
    • find 14 out of 35 girls reported missing.

Project 3: Pashupatinagar Transit home

  • The Pashupatinagar transit home offers shelter for 20 girls/young women at a time whose length of stay varies according to their individual requirements. Parents are contacted if the girls wish so. A family discussion is held to clarify if a girl can return home or is transferred e.g. to a rehabilitation home.
  • In 2019, the transit home successfully intervened in the cases of a total of 327 girls/young women – the youngest of which 11 years of age – and prevented them from being sold.
  • 250 of them could be brought back home right away.
  • In 2019 the transit home carried out a search for 31 girls reported missing, 10 of which were found by MAITI and could be brought back home.
  • The transit home also serves as primary and central contact in further cases of violence against women/young girls, e.g. domestic violence. During discussions with all parties involved, solutions are being sought - and found in many cases.

Project 4: The Itahari Rehabilitation home

  • In 2018, 36 saved girls/young women were taken care of in the rehabilitation home for 6 months each. They start learning how to read, write and calculate and are taken through professional trainings. They also receive a lot of information about their future daily life, such as HIV prevention, dangers of early marriage, contraception, women’s rights, support possibilities and protection against sex trafficking.
  • 32 of the 36 girls/young women completed their professional training.
  • 3 of the young women were rape victims, 9 were victims of domestic violence.
  • 5 out of 26 girls reported missing could be found.
  • Criminal actions such as rape, sex trafficking etc. are reported to the police. 

Project 5: Home for single mothers and their babies

  • Opened in May 2019, a total of 10 mothers and 11 babies were cared for.

Projects 6: Educational offers

  • In the Rehabilitation home 36 girls were given the opportunity to train as tailors.
  • 21 girls/young women took part in the training to become mushroom farmers.
  • At the PC training centre, 37 young women participated the three-month training in computer skills.

Projects 7: The creation of jobs

  • There are currently 8 typing offices in total. Several have meanwhile started to offer training in computer skills for interested young girls themselves.
  • The existing ten tailor's shops are all working and have started to expand and create additional jobs. In addition, some now offer tailoring training for young girls from the area.