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Raising peace campaign (EDU, CULT) – 2019


Code Name of Project Location Date Type Total Vols. Male Female Age
VINWC19-22 Raising peace campaign Tarakeshwor / Kathmandu / Okharpauwa 15 – 26 Oct 2019 EDU, CULT 10 5 5 18+

 

Background/Project:

Historically, violence against women and girls has been in existence and a widespread in Nepali society but still unreported problem in Nepal. It is reported that one-third married women have experienced emotional, physical, or sexual violence from their spouse in their marital relationship. The women experience violence when trafficked into forced labour or prostitution. Between 5,000 and 12,000 girls and women aged 10 to 20 years of age are trafficked every year, 75 percent of whom are below 18 years of age and the majority of whom are sold into forced prostitution.

In Nepal there exist six kinds of violence against women and girls in mainly sexual abuse, incest and rape by family members and other, recruitment by family members into prostitution, neglect by family members, even to the point of death, feticide and infanticide, dowry demand and wife abuse.

This project aims to provide human rights education from professionals through awareness raising campaign to the community people especially women and girls. The different activities like Drama performance education in public with the message on ‘Say “NO” to Violence against Woman’ will be conducted. A forum in public place for interaction with local community people is organised to have interaction on Women Violence, problems and their solutions.  The target population is leaders of community, teachers and especially women groups and teen aged girls. It aims to develop raising peace and protect human rights.

Objectives:

  • Raising awareness to the local community against violence among women.
  • Aware people on women rights and implement those in local level.

Work and activities:

  • Conduct awareness sessions to the men and women
  • Organize drama performance to provide education in public with the message on “Say ‘NO’ to violence against women”
  • Organize open forum in public place for the interaction with local community people on women violence, problems and their solutions.

 

Placement Support Process: The first day is arrival day and each volunteer is greeted and received by VIN local staff at the airport and taken to VIN hostel / hotel.  On the second day volunteers will receive a full day orientation at VIN offices in Kathmandu. The placement orientation will cover cultural tips, survival phrases on Nepali language, health tips, preparation for project activities and an introduction to VIN. Volunteers will always be guided by a Nepali camp leader and VIN supervisors will visit them time to time for follow up and support. Should you have any concerns on the work camp, you may always call VIN for immediate help. During or after the work camp, our staff will take volunteers on a half day sight-seeing tour a cultural heritage site. On the last day of the work camp, volunteers will submit a detailed work report, fill up an exit form and sit with VIN executives for an exit interview and feedback session.

 

Location: Tarakeshwor : Tarakeshwor municipality is situated in the outskirts of Kathmandu District. It is around 10-15 km from main ring road to Balaju, Kathmandu covered with hills, fields and woods.

 

Accommodation:  The volunteers will stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN.  The living facilities are simple and basic. Male and female volunteers will share the same living area with separate rooms.  The volunteers sleep on simple beds / mattress. Please bring your sleeping bag.

 

Language: Basic English should be spoken among the participants

 

Participation Fee: The participation fee is 200 Euros (+30 Euro for transportation), which is to be paid on arrival at VIN Office.

 

The Participation Fee Covers:

  • Food and Accommodation: Nepali Standard at a local host family – 3 meals a day
  • Transportation: Airport pick up and pick up and drop to the working community site
  • Materials for the work-camp and community development projects support
  • Local volunteers’ support cost
  • VIN T-shirt, and certificate of participation
  • 24 hours’ emergency support
  • VIN admin cost.

 

What’s excluded?

Airfare, VISA, Travel medical insurance, return airport transfer, entrance fees on the world heritage sights, Personal travel and weekend activities expenses etc.

 

Meeting point: VIN staff will pick each volunteer from the airport. The volunteers are requested to send their flight details to VIN on time so that we can send our staff with your name card and VIN’s Logo.

If you want to come earlier and explore the country more, you may find pre-paid taxi at the airport or VIN may help you on that.

Airport : Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

 

Leisure Activities: VIN will take you to a half day cultural sightseeing. Either before, during or after your work camp.  VIN also organizes weekends travel tours to Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara, Nagarkot at an additional cost if you are interested.

(The detail info sheet and acceptance letter will be sent from VIN after we receive your Complete Volunteer Exchange Form (VEF) from the sending organization)

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