Working Actively Together for Children

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

WATCH project focus on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism (SECTT) is supported by TDH-NL since 2013. Traveling Child Sex Offenders/Pedophile selects Nepal as a destination point for Sexual Abuse/Exploitation. Children (boys and girls) are at high risk of Sexual Abuse/Exploitation due to lack of awareness and un-protective society. By employing a work strategy based on Prevention, Provision, Promotion and Persecution, the project undertakes the following types of work: case research on Child Sexual Abuse/Exploitation; Access to Justice for the victims; assistance provision to children and their families to report sexual abused and exploitation cases; legal aid and protection; and coordination with police and public prosecution officers.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES:

  • Evidence based case research
  • Assisting and Empowering victim and their families to report child sexual abused and exploitation cases
  • Prevention on sexual abuse/exploitation/pedophilia
  • Awareness and Advocacy
  • Protection of children

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS (2013 – 2018):

  • Case Research conducted: 261
  • Saathi played bridging role between victim child and Law Enforcement to arrest and access to justice in which 52 child sex offenders/pedophiles (16 foreigners and 36 Nepali)
  • Vulnerable children were made aware on child sexual abuse and exploitation/pedophiles: 207 (Male: 165 & Female: 42)
  • Education support provided: 60 children (Male: 32 & Female: 28)
  • Legal service (coordination with CeLRRd) provided: 93 Children (Male: 67 & 26)
  • Medical support provided: 38 children (Male: 31 & Female: 7)
  • Psychosocial counselling provided: 172 Children (Male: 114 & Female: 58)
  • Immediate support provided: 62 Children (Male: 43 & Female: 19)
  • Family Income Generation Activities Support: 17 (Male: 9 & Female:8)
  • Enhanced coordination with police and lawyers to ensure the justice for the victim and their families