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Harassed and Abused

Lalitpur, June 16, 2015

On 14th February 2014, CWIN's Helpline got a call from a teacher who complained that her student was brutally beaten by her aunt and that the girl had bruises and blue mark near her eyes. After hearing the complaint and with the help of the victim's principle, the CWIN counselor decided to meet the victim and further inquire about the victim's situation. The counselor met the victim and took detail information regarding the incident and her family background.

The victim S ...

Found after 3 years

Saptari, March 04, 2014

Sejal Chauhan was 5 year old when she was trafficked from Rajbiraj to Kathmandu for work purpose. She was staying with her father and used to take care of her younger sister. Her father had some mental issue while her mother passed away when she was quite young. Her elder sister Gudiya stayed with Nani who provided her education and she carried out some household chores. Sejal at that point did not want to stay with Nani. While staying with her father, Sejal had gone out to buy things when she was l ...

Bumjha Maya Tamang

Dhading, March 03, 2014

Bumjha Maya Tamang (20yrs ) from Dhading left for Kuwait in search of better life. She stayed there for 8 months and worked as a domestic helper. As she saw her friends leaving the country for better employment purpose, she too was encouraged to do so. She was lured by one of the village member who was an agent too. She was forced to have an illicit relationship with him due to which she got pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl in Kuwait. She is one of the lucky few who got a good job with goo ...

Sunita Danuwar

Kathmandu, January 28, 2014

Sunita Danuwar, current president of Shakti Samuha, an organization founded in Nepal by girls and women rescued from brothels of India, has been working as a transformer, leader, counselor and leading survivor of girls and women trafficked to India and other countries since 1996.

Shakti Samuha, in Nepali means “The Power Group” in English, was established in 1996 and the power was generated from tear, pain, hatred and rejection of family and own country of 15 Nepali girls rescued fr ...

Stitch by Stitch

Kathmandu, December 02, 2013

This story is posted in The Kathmandu Post on November 29, 2013

Sabita Maharjan is a fighter. Six years ago, she’d taken a bold decision. She left her husband, a heavy drinker and drug addict at the time, because she could not take the violence and the hu ...

Ka kumari gets New Life

Kapilbastu, September 16, 2013

On a balmy evening of 16th June, 2013 (Asar 2, 2070), 27 year old Ms. Ka. Kumari's (name changed), resident of Gajehada-2, Ward no 2, Kapilbastu, was raped while on her way to maternal home. The rapist tore her clothes apart, bit her all over the body and left her for dead in the street. She was found unconscious and her clothes drenched in blood the next morning by villagers. The villagers helped her and took her to her maternal home. She returned back to home the next day. While in home her hea ...

Saathi brings back five Nepali girls being sold in India

Kapilbastu, Myagdi, Rupandehi, Syangja, September 16, 2013

Saathi in collaboration with Nepal police and Indian Police rescued 5 Nepali girls who were supposed to be sold at Rs 2,000 each, at Anandnagar railway station of India and a man Dula Ram Chaudhari for his alleged involvement in the incident has been arrested.

The girls were lured by the trafficker in name of foreign employment in third countries through India.

The age of the five rescued girls, are between 18 to 25 from Syangja, Myagdi, Rupandehi and Kapilbastu dis ...

I never imagined that I would live a normal life again: Laxmi Lohoniya

Kapilbastu, September 16, 2013

Laxmi Lohoniya is a 19 years girl from Kapilvastu district who was married at a very young age. During her last stage in pregnancy her family started abusing her verbally, physically and mentally for not bringing enough dowries. Her husband (Ram Prakash Lohoniya) used to call her ugly girl in front of everyone and other members of the family hated her and conspired to harm her. One day her sister in law and her husband sprinkled kerosene and set her on fire. She was burning for 15 minutes b ...