Changing Lives in Nepal: An Update from the Safe House
We have hope for continued success as project moves into its third year — read below to see how far its gone and what the future holds
Parshu Dahal, Safe House, says, “The Safe House staffs have been conducting awareness raising programs among local communities with a focus on ending violence against women. This includes engaging with men and boys to bring about behavior change and increase understanding of the terrible impact of gender-based violence.”
Community education builds awareness about women’s rights – such protections under the law for women suffering from domestic violence or for young girls being pushed into child marriage – and about the availability of Samriddhi Ghar for any woman in need. Nearly 30 Community Education sessions have reached 1200 people, and thousands more have been reached through radio PSA spots.
The Safe House advocates for stronger implementation of existing laws supporting women’s rights, and is working towards a long-term, sustainable reduction in gender-based violence. They hope to improve the systems women rely on to seek justice and to raise awareness of Safe House services. So many women are suffering physical and sexual violence that still goes unreported. They are working to educate the broader community to help increase community identification and referrals of women in need.
Safe House needs your support to continue operations and continue serving women in Nepal in 2024! Click the link below to donate, and All The Sky will match your donation dollar for dollar.
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