2014 NEWS: Urgent funding needed for 60 trafficked women per year.
Established in 2004, Shakti Kendra is a refuge in Kathmandu for victims of trafficking. Activities include counselling, vocational training, therapeutic care (eg dance and motion therapy), job coordination, healthcare, legal support and communal activities.
The refuge has a maximum capacity for 30 women who generally stay for up to six months before re-integrating into society. We have no main donor for this project and run it from ad hoc annual income. Please donate now to help Shakti Kendra to support more women in need.
Shakti Kendra is funded by Asha Nepal, while the day-to-day management, counselling, healthcare and support are conducted by our partner Shakti Samuha. With Asha Nepal and one of our partner INGOs reviewing management and systems, Shakti Kendra is becoming recognised on an international level as an example of best practice in rehabilitating girls who were forced into sexual slavery.