Home for Trafficked Women
WHAT IS SAFE NEPAL?
Safe Nepal is a home for girls and women who have been rescued from sex trafficking. The home provides love, safety and education for 15-20 women at a time. The women receive vocational training and access to education from a dedicated team of Nepali staff and volunteers. Restoring Hope Nepal supports all of the needs of the Safe Nepal home.
WHO ARE THESE WOMEN?
Most of the women at the Safe Home are trafficked in their late teens, although some are trafficked as young as five years old, and many are rescued out of trafficking in their thirties or forties.
In Nepal, women are viewed as inferior to men and so are considered to have less value. Some women are sold into sex- trafficking by their own families, or are tricked by exploitive boyfriends or men promising marriage. Girls and women rescued from trafficking suffer from long-term injuries, physical and emotional, including HIV infection.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WOMEN LEAVE THE SAFE HOME?
There is no deadline for women to leave Safe Nepal. They are welcome in the home as long as they need. When they are ready to leave the safe home, they can return to their families, if their home circumstances are safe, or establish businesses independently with the help of Safe Nepal.
FUTURE VISION FOR SAFE NEPAL
Buy land and build a safe home on that property, expanding to establish separate living areas for women with children, as well as women and girls with HIV/AIDS.
Establish a complete care system to support women as they reintegrate into society.