Dignity: Psychosocial Rehabilitation of the TIP survivors
Trafficking in persons is a global threat to fundamental human rights. It has deprived approximately 24.9 million people of their freedom and basic human dignity (Trafficking in Persons Report, June 2019). An increasing trend of human trafficking has been seen in Nepal with the number of cases being reported by Nepal Police standing at 185 in FY 2013/14 and at 305 in FY 2017/18 (National Human Rights Commission National Report, 2018). Actual figures of trafficking are likely to be higher due to significant underreporting.
Traffickers exploit Nepali women and girls in sex trafficking and domestic servitude in Nepal; India; the Middle East; especially Gulf countries; Asia, and East Africa, including Kenya (US Government Trafficking in Persons Report, June 2019). Unregistered migrants especially women are particularly vulnerable to forced labor and sex trafficking (Trafficking in Persons Report, June 2019). Hence, there is a need to accelerate prevention, protection and prosecution efforts to tackle human trafficking and its grave consequences.
Therefore, this project aims to ensure well-being of survivors emphasizing largely on psychosocial well-being. The psychosocial consequences for survivors of trafficking are often profound and enduring. The high prevalence of mental illness in victims of trafficking indicate the need for comprehensive reintegration and protective services, including psychosocial counseling and mental health treatment in addition to economic and legal assistance (Gezie et al/, 2018).
- To render psychosocial support to the survivors of trafficking via a range of psychosocial interventions
- To ensure holistic support and rehabilitation by establishing proper mechanisms for health, legal and shelter services
- To facilitate protection, promotion and reunification of survivors of trafficking into their families and community
- Psychosocial assistance
- Health Support
- Safety support
- Assistance with family reunification and/or repatriation with full consent of the survivors
- Prevention activities and advocacy campaigns
Target group: Survivors of trafficking
Implementation area: Nagarjun municipality, Dupcheshwor rural municipality, Hetauda sub-metropolitan city
Time frame: 1st March 2021 to 31st August 2022
Supported by: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Partners: Sunita Foundation