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COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (CTIP) PROGRAM ( November ,2010 – May, 2017)

CTIP is a Seven years (2010-2017) program  funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through The Asia Foundation (TAF). It aims to promote psychosocial well-being of trafficked survivors as well as sexual and gender based violence (S/GBV) victims. The project is being implemented in six districts namely, Kanchanpur, Banke, Kathmandu, Kavrepalanchowk, Makwanpur and Sindhupalchowk. Later, From Dec 2015, The project is expanded in another six earth quick effected districts namely Rasuwa, Dhading, Nuwakot, Lalitpur, Ramechhap and Dolakha.

The project focuses on raising awareness of psychosocial wellbeing among groups that are vulnerable to sex and labor trafficking. This is achieved through family counseling, community orientation and group healing programs. Activities such as capacity building and system strengthening are also emphasized through developing training manuals as well as supporting a One Stop Crisis Management Centre (OSCMC). Training of the auxiliary nurse midwives (ANMs) and female community health volunteers (FCHVs), Police officials,   are also emphasized. In addition, police officials working in women-children service centers, shelter home/service center staffs are also trained on psychosocial issues, trafficked survivors and S/GBV issues.

The project has helped facilitate anti-TIP (Trafficking in Person) policies that are now being implemented by the National Committee on Controlling Human Trafficking (NCCHT).These includes policies such as National Minimum Standards (NMS) for Victim Care and protection and the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). The project has also published Basic Psychosocial training manuals (khada Ka & Kha) psychosocial handbooks, Conversion disorder handbooks, psychosocial leaflet on basic psychosocial wellbeing for primary health care worker and front line workers. Similarly, Project develops and public a psychosocial website called “manosamajik.com.np” which is a platform to learn about psychosocial care in Nepal.