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Women Trafficking Prevention Volunteer Project in Nepal | Volunteer Opportunity

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ORGANIZATION: Volunteers Initiative Nepal

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Nepal is one of the primary source countries for men, women, and children trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation and involuntary slavery. Many girls are deceived by false promises and become victims of trafficking for various forms of exploitation. Women and girls in marginalized communities lack awareness about trafficking and fall prey to traffickers. Unfortunately, when rescued, these women face discrimination and struggle with reintegration. In this volunteer project, you can help prevent trafficking and raise awareness in schools and communities.

Why choose this project, statistics of Need:

By choosing this project, you can actively contribute to preventing women trafficking and combating exploitation. Nepal faces significant challenges in this area, with thousands of women and girls trafficked every year. Marginalized communities lack awareness and become vulnerable to traffickers. Your involvement can make a real difference in protecting women and girls from exploitation and empowering them to lead safer lives.

Link of the Project to The Sustainable Development Goals:

This project directly aligns with several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG 5: Gender Equality, SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, and SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions. By preventing women trafficking and raising awareness, you will contribute to these global goals of promoting gender equality, combating human trafficking, and ensuring justice and strong institutions.

Examples of 10 Activities you will do as a volunteer for this project:

  1. Prepare informative resources like leaflets, pamphlets, and brochures on trafficking prevention.
  2. Conduct awareness sessions on women's trafficking prevention in schools and communities.
  3. Provide classes on women's rights and life skills as per the needs of the community.
  4. Organize awareness campaigns and projects within the community.
  5. Facilitate discussions and workshops on the importance of preventing women trafficking.
  6. Collaborate with local organizations to strengthen anti-trafficking efforts.
  7. Conduct research on best practices in trafficking prevention.
  8. Support survivors of trafficking through counseling and empowerment activities.
  9. Assist in organizing events and programs to engage the community in anti-trafficking initiatives.
  10. Collect and analyze data on trafficking patterns and trends for advocacy purposes.

The final impact of this project on local communities in Nepal:

This project will have a significant impact on local communities in Nepal. By raising awareness and preventing women trafficking, it will protect vulnerable individuals and empower marginalized communities. Women and girls will gain knowledge and skills to protect themselves, and survivors of trafficking will receive support for their reintegration into society. The project will contribute to reducing human trafficking, promoting gender equality, and creating safer communities.

Skills you will learn from this project:

By volunteering in this project, you will develop various skills, including project planning and implementation, awareness-raising techniques, community engagement, research and analysis, counseling and support, and cross-cultural communication. These skills will enhance your personal and professional growth, equipping you with valuable experiences in combating trafficking and promoting women's rights.

Relevant Skills, Education, and Requirements:

While specific skills and educational background are beneficial, volunteers from diverse backgrounds are welcome to join this project. A strong commitment to combating trafficking, gender equality, and human rights is essential. Good communication skills, cultural sensitivity, empathy, and the ability to work with marginalized communities are valuable attributes for volunteers in this project.

Your cultural experience and Project Setting:

As a volunteer, you will have a unique cultural experience in Nepal, immersing yourself in the local traditions, customs

Food and accommodation: Three meals daily, Nepali standard at hostels or host family. You are responsible if any additional dietary requirements.

Start Dates: First and third Mondays of each month.

On Arrival Training: Two to three days on arrival orientation on the project, health & safety, language & culture, planning, half-day excursions, etc.

Project Locations: Outskirts of Kathmandu, Okhaldhunga

Volunteer Enrolment Procedure:

  1. Fill out our online application form - https://www.volunteeringnepal.org/apply-now/,
  2. Please attach your resume (CV) with two referees’ contact details on the application form or send it separately to support@vin.org.np; References can be from work, university or friends and family.
  3. Await confirmation email from VIN for acceptance into the volunteer program.
  4. Once accepted, pay 150€ program booking fee;
  5. VIN will confirm your payment and send a pre-departure info pack by email;
  6. You may pay your program fee upon arrival at VIN in Kathmandu or send it by wire transfer.

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About Volunteers Initiative Nepal

Location:

House # 735, Saibaba Marga, Balaju - 16, Kathmandu, 44611, NP

Mission Statement

Volunteers Initiative Nepal's (VIN) mission is to empower marginalized communities, with a focus on women and children, through enhanced educational programs and community training to promote equality, economic wellbeing and basic human rights.

Description

About VIN Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) is a non-religious, non-political, non-governmental, non-for-profit organization (NGO) which was founded in 2005 by a diverse group drawn from development workers, educationalists, social activists and other professionals. VIN is officially registered under the Society Act with the District Administration Office Kathmandu (Reg No. 147/062/63), and is also affiliated to the Social Welfare Council Nepal (SWC) (Affiliation No. 20910). VIN focuses on community-based projects involving local volunteers backed up by international volunteers. Objectives VIN aims to give people the right tools and knowledge to help themselves. The focus is on helping women and children through special educational programs and community training projects conducted independently and/or in association with like minded organisations. VIN has addopted an integrated community development approach. Specific objectives include:

  • To help make women self-reliant through a number of initiatives including literacy classes; income generation projects; savings and credits groups and raising awareness on health, sanitation and the environment.
  • To support and provide facilities for early childhood development, encouraging a good, basic foundation for young children at the start of their education.
  • Provide a platform for children to participate in non-formal creative activities, as well as developing their life skills and making them aware of their basic rights, through the establishment of Children's Clubs in schools.
  • To help children who have suffered as a result of the conflict to regain access to education.
  • Provide sponsored education to disadvantaged children including orphans, conflict victim children and children from very poor and disadvantaged families.
  • Provide community youths with English language classes; a youth club forum in which to enhance their social and professional skills and with the opportunity to volunteer within their local community.
  • Raise awareness of the need for English language skills and to facilitate the teaching of English within schools, monasteries and nunneries.
  • Help ensure the quality of education being provided, through conducting teacher training workshops, seminars and exchange visits.
  • Provide resources and healthcare professionals to assist the health post, which serves the local community.
  • Raise awareness of the benefits of good sanitation and provide education in personal hygiene.
    Offer support in the establishment of a Community Learning Center (CLC) to provide learning platforms for eliminating illiteracy and for developing the professional capacity of local people.
  • To support orphanages through offering financial assistance for education, food and clothing, and through the placement of volunteers.
  • Introduce international volunteers to the richness of Nepali culture and ensure a safe and memorable stay in a supportive environment.

International Volunteer Programs VIN offers extremely competitive and affordable fees for voluntary work in Nepal and has been mobilizing international and local volunteers in its various programs, helping make a sustainable difference and improve the lives of Nepali people in the most disadvantaged communities.

Community Based Volunteer Placements

Volunteers participating in community based projects will be placed with a host family within the community in which they are working. In addition to receiving food and accommodation, this is also an excellent opportunity for volunteers to immerse themselves in the Nepali community, within a supportive environment, learning about Nepali lifestyle, culture and language and sharing their culture in return. VIN has a number of volunteering opportunities within the rural community, these include:

  • Women's Empowerment Projects such as women's education; income generation; savings and credits; and health, sanitation and the environment.
  • Child Care Initiatives such as children's clubs; early childhood development; schooling for conflict victims and orphanage support.
  • Youth Development Schemes such as a community youth club to develop life skills and English language classes.
  • Teacher Training and Education, including workshops, seminars and exchange visits.
  • The Health Program, which mobilises volunteer healthcare professionals to see and treat patients and raise awareness on sanitation issues.
  • Additional volunteer projects in the community include the establishment of a community learning center; construction and manual work, and environment and agroforestry.

Monastery and Nunnery Placements

Although VIN's main focus is on development projects within the rural community, VIN also provides volunteer placement opportunities in monasteries and nunneries. This program helps educate young monks and nuns in conversational English, as well as developing their life skills and providing an opportunity to participate in creative activities.
Volunteers are placed in the monastery or nunnery in which they are teaching, and in addition to receiving food and accommodation, they are also able to witness and gain a fascinating insight into Tibetan Buddhist practices and rituals. VIN a meaningful local volunteer organization offering affordable volunteering programs abroad, meaningful vacations and gap year travel in Nepal, Asia. Whether you are planning to volunteer abroad, take a gap year or go on a meaningful vacation, we offer you very affordable travel programs in Asia!
If you are planning to take a gap year, career breaks, short travel holiday, VIN volunteer Nepal programs can be your right fit. We have wonderful Nepal volunteer and travel opportunities. Our well structured grass-root level rural community programs targeting to women, children youth and teachers at the most disadvantaged communities can accommodate any age groups - young, adults and senior people from local to overseas volunteer. Adventure Programs We also organize affordable adventure programs, e.g. trekking, hiking, sight seeing, Bunge Jump, White water rafting, jungle safari, mountain flights through our partner institutes. The cost will be a way cheaper and it also gives a little money for the organization's projects in the community. So you can make many things in one with VIN. We ensure your memorable and life changing experience with us.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Education & Literacy
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

Mon Jul 01, 2024 - Sun Sep 29, 2024

WHERE

Jitpur, Kathmandu and OkhaldhungaKathmanduNepalKathmandu, Asia Nepal

(27.71725,85.32396)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Psychology
  • Donor Management
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 15
  • 30 hours per week, 4 weeks minimum in person

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