Nepal

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Good Shepherd Sisters in Nepal

In Nepal, the mission of the Good Shepherd Sisters initiated back in 1998 through an establishment of local NGO named Opportunity Village Nepal, as a sister organization of GSIF Nepal as of now, with focus to provide opportunities in the areas of health, education, and vocational training for the underprivileged in Kathmandu, Rupandehi and Kaski Districts of Nepal. The major focus of the programs of OVN continues to be on prevention, protection, rehabilitation and reintegration of children, youth and women who are particularly at risk of being trafficked, abused, who live on the streets, forced to work, sexually exploited and the victims of child trafficking.

The organization works for and with such a population including those suffering from poverty and violence and empowers them to lead their life independently and with dignity. The projects that have been accomplished and are in operation are contributing to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8.

Activities

  • Anti-Human Trafficking Project (focused in adult entertainment industry)
  • Operation of Safe Home for trafficking survivors and youths of entertainment sectors
  • Capacity building of youth in entertainment sectors for social empowerment
  • Skill development and entrepreneurship support to youth for economic empowerment
  • Community Awareness
  • Advocacy
  • Networking and Coordination

PROJECTS LOCATIONS

Kathmandu and Pokhara

HIGHLIGHTS

3

Projects

2,316

Beneficiaries

27

Local staff

AREAS OF INTERVENTION

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Girls and Women's Empowerment
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Human Rights

COUNTRY BACKGROUND / OVERVIEW

Nepal lies in South Asia and has shared border with India to the south, east and west whereas China in its North. The country was declared as a Federal Democratic Republic as on 28th May 2008 after which the pre-existing political division of the country as 5 development regions, 14 zones and has 7 provinces and 77 districts. Nepal is a multilingual, multi-ethnic, and multi-religious country and secularism has been ensured by the latest constitution of the country.

Facts and figures

147/189 ranking of Human Development Index

79% of the total employment are in vulnerable employment

25.2% of the people are living below the national poverty line

26% primary school drop-out rate

21. 7% of the children (aged 5 to 17) are working as child labour

28 million populations are highly vulnerable for the illicit practice of human trafficking

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