Shakti Samuha is the first organization in Nepal to be established and run by survivors of trafficking. In 1996, 500 girls and women were rescued from slavery in Indian brothels during widespread police raids. Among these were 148 Nepalese girls and women. These women were then locked away in remand homes in India, where conditions were as bad as - if not worse - than prison. The Nepalese government was reluctant to bring the women back to Nepal, claiming they would bring HIV into the country with them. In the absence of Government support, several NGOs took the lead in returning and rehabilitating the girls. Sadly, even in these rehabilitation centers, the women's treatment did not help to restore their self-esteem and basic human rights. It was only after months had passed and the women were given training in their rights,...Read More
Shakti Samuha Team participating peaceful pressure program in Baneswor Ktm. demanding timely declaration of new constitution. The Program was organized by Women's Campaign for Democratic and Progressive Constitution.
Honor to Mrs. Charimaya Tamang: Alliance Against Trafficking of Women in Nepal (AATWIN) honored Mrs Charimaya Tamang and her colleagues including seven org. who provided shelter to Nepali trafficking survivors rescued from Mumbai, India in 1996.