Nepali anti-trafficking organisation Shakti Samuha have received the French Republic Human Rights Award of 2015. Since 1947 the award has been given to those who ensure that human rights are respected and implemented around the world.
Shakti Samuha a Nepali organisation that was founded to organise and empower survivors of human trafficking, as well as those at risk of trafficking. The first of its kind, their mission is that through this training, people will be enabled to contribute to campaigns against human trafficking, whilst protecting women and girls living in vulnerable conditions. They also provide shelter, legal aid, counselling as well as rehabilitation and reintegration to the victims.
A true example of empowering activism stemming from the survivors themselves, Shakti Samuha has now become an organisation that provides opportunities for over 20,000 people, in some of the poorest communities across 11 different districts, transforming the landscape of trafficking and awareness in Nepal.
Shakti Samuha are partnering with Childreach International and Childreach Nepal to support our campaign to make sure all children are Taught, Not Trafficked.
To find out more about our partnership with Shakti Samuha, go http://www.taughtnottrafficked.com/shakti-samuha.html.
The campaign is fighting against child trafficking in Nepal by ensuring that children stay in school. This can only happen if the quality of education is continuously improved and communities are made more aware of the risks, dangers and signs of trafficking. If you’d like to find out more about how to become a modern-day abolitionist and join the campaign go to: http://www.taughtnottrafficked.com/campaign.html
This has been a great start to the year for Shakti Samuha with Charimaya Tamang being recognised as a hero in the fight against human trafficking and the organisation receiving the French Republic Human Rights Award.
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