1. Preventing Child Domestic Worker - The One World Foundation, Bulgaria
CWISH in partnership with The One World Foundation has promoted its initiative to prevent child domestic worker in Nepal. It has developed an approach to mobilize the local as well as district level child protection mechanisms in Kavrepalanchok, one of the source districts, as preventive measures to reduce the migration of the children potentially to be exploited as child domestic workers in Kathmandu valley, destination city. At the same time, actions are designed to monitor the situation in Kathmandu valley and contribute to rescue of the children at risk or exploited their rights (any form of abuse, violence, neglect, child labour) and rehabilitated to their family or safe destination if they don’t have their parents. The direct target of this project is to contribute to the life of the 20 children who are at risk of violence, abuse or exploitation. Similarly, we are contributing to reduce the unnecessary separation of the children from their family. The project is designed to implement in the demand district i. e. Kathmandu valley and supply district Kavrepalanchok. The duration of the project is 12 months from January 2017 to December 2017.
2.Enhancing Child Protection System in Nepal
CWISH has envisioned children in Nepal enjoying their childhood in a caring, safe and protected environment. The basic issues for the fulfillment of the children's rights are the definition of children, civil rights and freedom, family environment and alternative care, basic health and welfare, education, leisure and cultural activities and special protection issues and concerns as stated in the UNCRC which is ratified by the Nepal government. Similarly, the constitution of Nepal has guaranteed the rights for the children's protection and envision the situation for enjoying their rights of development, participation and survival. In this context CWISH as a civil society organization in partnership with Interpedia, Finland with the funding support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland is facilitating a project "Enhancing Child Protection System in Nepal" to establish a well-functioning civil society network with capacitated members as well as institutions to report and refer the child rights violation cases and advocate to make government agencies accountable to respond them. Simultaneously, the intervention has targeted to enhance peoples' awareness on child rights and strengthen the local, district and national level child protection mechanism to ensure the protective environment. This project attempts to protect the rights of children mobilizing a network of organizations, National Child Protection Alliance (NCPA) in 27 districts of Nepal. CWISH as resource organization and key agency to implement the child rights monitoring intervention is mobilizing its own resource in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur and Kavre districts. At the same time we are mobilizing the organizations as per below for child rights monitoring at different districts of Nepal;
Human Rights, Social Awareness & Development Centre (HUSADEC) in Dhankuta, Makalu Tri Shakti Samuha(MATS) in Sankhuwasabha, Child Development Society(CDS) in Udayapur, Jansewa Nepal in Rautahat, Community and Rural Development Society (CARDSN) in Nuwakot, Protection Nepal in Bara and Parsa, Child Welfare Society in Makwanpur, Human Rights and Community Development Resource Centre (HRCDRC) in Rasuwa, Rural Community Development Center(RUCC) in Dhanusa, Child Protection Organization in Sarlahi, Indreni Samaj Kendra in Palpa and Nawalparasi, Sahara Nepal in Jhapa, Srijanshil Youth Samaj (SJS) in Ramechhap, Rural Social Uplifmnet Forum (RUSUF) in Banke, Siddhartha Social Development Centre (SSDC) in Kapilvastu, Rukumeli Social Development Centre (RSDC) in Rukum, Nava Jagaran Women and Children Protection Centre (NEWCPC) in Dang, Mahila Atma Nirbharata Kendra (MANK) in Sindhupalchowk, Prayatnashil Community Development Society(Prayash Nepal) in Dhading, Dalit Development Society(DDS) in Salyan and Pahal in Argakhachi.
We have developed a web based reporting system incorporating a mobile application (CRM app) for primary case reporting and monitoring the cases. CWISH is publishing annual child rights status report based on the child rights monitoring and providing feedbacks to the government mechanism for appropriate response to address the cases of child rights violations.
3. Promoting Children's Right to Parental Care in Nepal - ATOS
Children living away from home are increasing and have reached more than one million number up to the age of 15. Similarly, institutional care homes in the cities like Kathmandu are also increasing and they are institutionalizing the ineligible children as well. The facilitating factors like rumours (private education, hostel facilities) and brokers who make money by bridging the rural children and their parents to institutional care homes are catalyst for unnecessary separation of the children from their family. The separation and institutionalization of children foster vulnerability to them. The risk for child separation in rural village is being increased because of the rumour (private education, hostel facilities) as well. Similar context in Jharlang, Reegaun, Gumdi, Darkha and Satyadevi VDCs of Dhading district has largely affected the children's rights to parental care. Realizing the need of action to reduce the unnecessary separation of the children from their family and initiatives to reintegrate the unnecessarily separated children, CWISH in Partnership with ATOS, Denmark has launched the project entitled, "Promoting Children's Rights to Parental Care" in the above mentioned 5 VDCs of Dhading district. This project funded by CISU is being implemented in Dhading since March 2016 to September 2017.
4. Building resilience through family preservation, family reunification and psychosocial support - UNICEF
The aftermath of mega earthquake 2015 has brought problems and crisis to protect the children’s right in the affected districts. Lalitpur being one of them has faced both human and physical loss and damage. In the case of children, 2580 vulnerable children with 208 cases of separation of the children from their family were identified by the social worker of CWISH. Hence in the recovery phase, CWISH with the technical and financial support from UNICEF aims to ensure child protection and development of local level child protection mechanism to identify, prevent and response on child protection issues through Case Management and mobilization of the local level Child Protection committees. CWISH also has been working closely with DCWB, Lalitpur to properly follow up the cases of children that were identified as high risked cases among the identified vulnerable children and provide necessary support to them. CWISH together with the local civil society organizations and child protection mechanism will be able to contribute to strengthen the functionality of the government mechanism to address the children’s issues. The project duration is from May 2016 to April 2017.
5. Communication and Social Mobilization for promoting recovery and resilience among earthquake affected Communities - AATWIN
Aiming to reduce human trafficking and gender based violence and to achieve the better preparedness by communicating for disaster risk reduction and ensure the safe migration, CWISH together with AATWIN has been implementing the project entitled, " Communication and Social mobilisation for promoting recovery & resilience among earthquake affected communities" in nine VDCs (Jharlang, Gumdi, Darkha, Satyadevi, Maidi, Reegaun, Jogimara, Dhusa, Gajuri) of Dhading district since April, 2016 to December, 2017. CWISH has mobilized ccommunity-based organizations and young people of intervention areas by providing them knowledge on disaster preparedness and issues that affect children and young people following disasters like human trafficking, gender-based violence and unsafe migration. Initially the young people together with the project outreach workers prepared for the community mobilization to empower the youths and their groups. Afterwards, they became able to identify potential local hazards in their communities and negotiate with existing community organizations to prepare ward level and community action plan. CWISH has mobilized the media and tools like forum theatre to promote the behavior change communication in the local level. This project has been funded by UNICEF.
6. Bamboo Project II – CSC UK
7. Recovery and restoration of living conditions in earthquake affected districts of Nepal II, tdh- Germany
Recovery and restoration of living conditions in earthquake affected districts of Nepal is a project implemented by CWISH Kathmandu District in the financial and technical support of terre des Hommes Germany. The main objective of the project is to empower and mobilize children, youth and their network and community level stakeholders on the issue of disaster risk reduction so that the stakeholders will be aware and consider the children’s issues while preparing the local disaster risk management plan. Similarly, the youth mobilization and child participation will engage them to raise their concern in the planning process. The 18 month long project has been implemented from July 2016 to December 2017.
8. Time to Talk - TDH
Time to Talk is an intervention to provide a vital platform for working children to talk and share about their views of the work to raise their concerns and issues to be addressed and heard by the authorities. The working class children are less heard by concerned department and thus negligence is eminent. We aim to conduct various activities and disseminate the views of Child Labour to local stake holders and government agency. This project aims to produce extensive report on Child Labour to present the perspectives of working children and youths in the run up to the Fourth Global Conference on Child Labor hosted by the Government of Argentina, supported by the International Labor Organization (ILO) in 2017. The working modality of this project is the conduction of 3 events of consultations with the working children. In total 30 children will be included in consultation working in 3 different sectors. After all the consultation is completed there is formation and supervision of Children's Advisory Committees (CACs). The CACs will meet 4-5 times over a period of about 12 months, in order to support the project implementation. The tasks of the CACs will include the revision of results and reports and the support in developing local advocacy strategies. WISH is implementing this project in collaboration with Kindernothilfe and tdh Germany from March 2016 to July 2018.
9. Empowering Adolescents for Resilience Building in Earthquake Affected Districts
CWISH in partnership with Consortium Nepal has been implementing the project, "Empowering Adolescents for Resilience Building in Earthquake Affected Districts" to achieve the improved capacity of government system and other key stakeholders (especially children, adolescents, youth, families, NGOs and media) to promote actions for disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and resilient within the project locality and their society. CWISH has targeted to empower the adolescents to promote them as change agent. We believe that they will transform from the traditional beliefs, practices, attitude and knowledge towards resilience (practices, knowledge and attitude) by educating and mobilizing the youths through life skills, rupantaran and behaviour change communication. This project is being implemented in 4 VDCs (Gumdi, Salyantar, Jarlang and Nalang) and Nilakantha municipality of Dhading District from September 2016 to October 2017 in the technical and financial support of UNICEF.
10. Towards enhancing efficiency and effectiveness of local bodies in strengthening Local Child Protection System
Children and Women in Social Service and Human Rights (CWISH) in collaboration with Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MOFALD) and UNICEF has been working for strengthening the child protection system specially focused to eliminate child labour as envisioned by child friendly local governance in 15 municipalities (i) Biratnagar, ii) Rajbiraj, iii) Ratnanagar, iv) Birgunj, v) Bharatpur, vi) Lekhnath, vii) Pokhara, viii) Tulsipur, ix) Ghorahi, x) Nepalgunj, xi) Dasarathchand, xii) Silughadi, xiii) Chandranighapur, xiv) Janakpur, xv) Kanchanrup) of Nepal since December 2016 to November 2017.The project entitled, "Towards enhancing efficiency and effectiveness of local bodies in strengthening Local Child Protection System" is being implemented to achieve the functional child protection mechanism and plans through the engagement of stakeholders, strengthened the capacity of stakeholders (Municipality, Local CSO, Local level Protection Mechanism, Police, Labour inspector, SM, child club network,) to enhance protective environment for children and ensured the changes in actions (monitoring, case management and BCC actions) to enhance the rescue, rehab and reintegration of the child labour into their families. CWISH has established coordination and strong partnership with municipalities for this project at local level and planning to empower the local level civil society organization to work with their enhanced knowledge and skills for the child protection issues and concerns.