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Asha Nepal is a human rights organisation working towards the social and economic empowerment of women and children affected by sex trafficking. Asha is the Nepali word for hope. Hundreds of thousands of women and children in Nepal suffer daily from extreme human rights abuses – sex trafficking, sexual and physical abuse, child labour, and discrimination due to gender, caste and HIV/Aids. We are fighting for women's social status to be raised, to help victims break free from this vicious, violent circle.

Working with Nepali partner organisations, we offer a safe haven, psycho-social support, healthcare, legal support, education, training and support into meaningful employment,  to help women and girls to become self-sufficient and fully re-integrate into society. We aim to give them the hope, the opportunities and independence to create a new world for themselves.

Asha Nepal is registered in the UK as a charity and its operation in Kathmandu is registered as an NGO (non-governmental organisation) in Nepal operating with its own board of trustees and works in partnership with the UK office in developing  existing and new projects.

Asha Nepal is run on a voluntary basis with no paid staff in the UK. We work hard to increase the number of women and children we support each year, but we urgently need funds to continue to meet our commitments. We currently have a shortfall of approximately £36,000 to cover all 2013 expenditure -  please help!

Text ASHA33 £10 to 70070 to donate to Asha Nepal via JustGiving! 

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These children need your help!
These children need your help! : Please sponsor a child - we have 40 children in our care and are in desperate need of funds to support them
Please sponsor a child - we have 40 children in our care and are in desperate need of funds to support them
 
Buy an art work to raise funds!
Buy an art work to raise funds! : Peter Bashford normally gives 25% of profit from the sale of his paintings to Asha Nepal, but if you order mentioning this site he is happy to donate 50% of profit. Click on the picture to go to www.peterbashford.co.uk
Peter Bashford normally gives 25% of profit from the sale of his paintings to Asha Nepal, but if you order mentioning this site he is happy to donate 50% of profit. Click on the picture to go to www.peterbashford.co.uk
 
Counter-trafficking rally
Counter-trafficking rally: Hundreds of Nepali girls are kidnapped, tortured and locked away in the brothels of India every year
Hundreds of Nepali girls are kidnapped, tortured and locked away in the brothels of India every year