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Sex-trafficking is an acute problem in Nepal. While Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) implement some measures, there are flaws in their approaches. Reintegration is a complex process. The trafficking survivors lack the necessary human and social capital to leverage towards long-term reintegration. There is a need to support long-term reintegration through a holistic project that provides a source of livelihood as well as opportunities to build ties with the community. .
The goal of the work is to design solutions to support sex-trafficking survivors in the reintegration process. In particular, we want to build their human and social capital. We will scale the project into a communal makerspace open to all women, including the survivors, to come together and work on crafts. The goal is to broaden economic possibilities for the sister-survivors provide them an avenue to interact and socialize with others.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||250|
|New Feature||We have created short videos and tutorials that provide show step-by-step instructions in Nepali to help the survivors post their handicrafts on sale. We have integrated the web-application with Etsy, a global marketplace, to facilitate the sale. We have created short videos in Nepal to help the survivors learn electronics that they will embed in their handicrafts. We are implementing a feature in the web-application that will support the survivors to make plans on how they want to sew the electronics on their handicrafts and also share it with others in the community.|
We are a mix of computer scientist, social workers, psychologists, and most importantly, we are people who truly care about this problem. We have good relationship with the anti-trafficking organization. We have the capacity to iterate over the technology development and troubleshoot problems. We are creative in our approach but also critical and careful. We all want the same thing -- to create a platform that supports sex-trafficking survivors to achieve long-term, dignified reintegration.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN