Womens Transformation Programme

This is an ask for help.  To help a group of women and girls in Nepal who have been the victims of sex trafficking.  It starts a week on Monday.  This is urgent

So what’s it about?

Sex trafficking is a multi-billion $ business.  $32bn. apparently.  Women and girls like you and me are being sold like goods in a supermarket.  Worse than that:

The average age of girls being trafficked in Nepal is 15 years old.  (The average) 

Many of these girls are forced to have sex up to 40 times a day.  (Horrified)

This does not include the torture, beatings, and abuse they suffer.  (More horrified)

The trauma that these women and girls have experienced is unimaginable.

How can this be happening?

As a Woman, I take it as my human right, to have choice over my life, over my body and the direction i take.  I was shocked to start understanding what these women and girls, some as young as 7, are going through.  I can't comprehend it.  How about you?

Last week I was asked by Art to Healing to join the volunteer team in Nepal.  We will be working with some of these women, to build their journey back to themselves through; counselling, art therapy, yoga for women, mindfulness, reproductive & sexual health education.  The only answer I could say was YES - of course.  So now I am working high speed to remove all the barriers and raise the funds to get there and deliver the programme.  This is where you come in - can you help?

We will be working with more than 100 women and girls to deliver a Womens Empowerment Programme, a train the trainer programme and yoga for trauma in 6 hostels across Katmandu.  Why?  So these women can be empowered from the inside,  know they are worthy of being a woman and reclaim their lives. 

I don’t know what it’s like to have lived through this, yet.  In fact I am a little scared and have a heap of questions.  What I do know is we all deserve to choose our lives, to feel safe and to have access to recovery from trauma.    I want for us to help create a bridge to a world that empowers women and you can help too.

So next week I fly to Nepal and need to raise £1250.

Can you help me create this bridge to empowerment for these women?  We only need 50 people to donate £25 to make it.  What do you say?  Any amount will help.

As part of the commitment I will share a daily video diary of what I learn about being a woman in Nepal and reflections of this journey. 

What you get:

- To contribute to affecting the lives of more than 100 sex trafficked women and girls,

- Access to a daily video report reflecting on what it is to be a woman in Nepal recovering from exploitation

- An opportunity to gain insight into another part of the world.

- To follow my journey into the unknown.. I’m actually pretty nervous at what might be at the other end of this..

Thanks for taking the time to read this, please send to some good vibes and know that every donation will help towards this and the programmes beyond. 

If you want to know more, there’s some more info below… or feel free to drop me an email.

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Here’s some more information:

Many women and girls who have experienced the above suffer from reproductive and sexual health issues, such as STIs and HIV/AIDs, lack of self-esteem, menstrual issues, self-hatred, depression and anxiety.

Due to the patriarchal culture in Nepal, most women do not value being women, wishing they were born boys instead of girls. This cultural mindset which encourages oppression against women results in girls and women being sold into sex slavery. These are the girls and women that I will be volunteering with.

Art to Healing, is the organisation I will be volunteering with who wishes to change this to a world where women are equally respected.  You can find out more about them here: http://www.theart2healingproject.org/

Donations

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  • Joanna Bingham 
    • £25 
    • 43 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £50 
    • 43 mos
  • Celia Partridge 
    • £50 
    • 44 mos
  • sonya eastaugh 
    • £25 
    • 44 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £25 
    • 44 mos
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Organizer

Rachel Allan 
Organizer
Swanscombe, ENG
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