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Prevention


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Prevention


The best measures of protection and defense

against this atrocity are locally driven efforts beginning in homes, villages, schools, and communities by those most affected. These efforts have taken the form of Daughter Project Clubs that serve to mobilize citizens and equip them to protect, intercept and restore young girls at risk. Club activities include children advocating for their peers, girls' clubs that build self-worth, women cooperating to keep girls in school, and community leaders upholding children's rights. Other clubs aim to intercept girls being trafficked or trapped in abuse and restore them back to their families or guide them to a restoration shelter.

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Approach


Approach


A “club” is a group of people who organize under a common vision of preventing the spread of trafficking, exploitation and abuse in their community.

Daughter Project clubs are formed and organized by volunteers working in their communities who are passionate about preventing the spread of trafficking, exploitation and abuse. Clubs are located in areas where girls are at risk of being exploited and abused. At-risk areas can be identified through research on where trafficking related activities are occurring. Club DP may utilize girls’ and boys’ empowerment curricula called “Bhitri Sundarta” (‘Inner Beauty’ in Nepali) and “Sahaash” (‘Courage’ in Nepali) to show girls and boys how valuable they are and teach them about how to overcome challenges in their lives, what it means to grow up, dreaming and setting goals for their futures, and becoming role models in their communities.

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Kathmandu, Nepal


Project Highlight

Kathmandu, Nepal


Project Highlight

Girls Choice Foundation

Thali Miniland School

Mission Statement

To promote girl child rights and support and protect each other from trafficking and abuse in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Description

The Thali Miniland School club in Kathmandu, Nepal is a student led club that formed just after the 2015 earthquake. The girl students (and few boys who are invited to join) took action when faced with harassment at school. They meet weekly to discuss matters and listen to one another, work though the ‘Bhitri Sundarta’ (Inner Beauty) curriculum, and raise funds for needy children in their community. These girls have gained confidence and support one another with the encouragement of their parents and school principal. Now, they are training girls from a nearby school to start their own club! The club spreads awareness of trafficking and abuse, and now these children are teaching their peers about their rights and encouraging each other to stay in school… It seems the Girls’ Choice Foundation can do just about anything!

Goals

  • Develop child-friendly messaging on issues such as trafficking, child rights, and abuse

  • Strengthen our club to become more sustainable and reach the community with awareness education

  • Empower one another and teach our friends about their rights