PA Nepal is an organization constantly seeking to provide basic needs and human rights to prisoners and their children; one of the most vulnerable groups in Nepal. In particular, the organization works for poor rural communities where our support creates new opportunities for women who have been released from prison.
PA Nepal's mission is to rid prisons of unnecessary suffering and hardship, in particular the suffering experienced by innocent children and prisoners who are poor and disadvantaged. It wants to help transform prisons into places that work to help prisoners build worthwhile and rewarding futures.
The organization has been consistently working for 18 long years for the welfare of prisoners and their children. PA Nepal aims to extend its service in coming days and eventually m +Read More
According to the Nepal Child Labor Report, about 1.6 million children in the country are working in different industries despite the fact that child labor is illegal in Nepal. Children of all ages work as porters, electricians, car mechanics, factory workers and as agrarian laborers.
75% of prisoners in Nepali prisons are found to be innocent when their case comes to trial, which can take many years. This is a catastrophic misery for an innocent person. Realizing the need of an organization that advocates for the right of prisoners, PA Nepal is working here in Nepal as a powerful voice of the prisoners.
3 out of 4 prisoners suffer from mental illness like depression and anxiety. This creates a severe need for an intervention in order to ensure physical as well as mental well-being of the prisoners. Since its establishment, PA Nepal has been working for the physical as well as mental well-being of the prisoners.
The disproportionately high rate of mental disorders in prisons is related to several factors: the widespread misconception that all people with mental disorders are a danger to the public;failure to promote treatment, care and rehabilitation, and, above all, the lack of, or poor access to, mental health services in Nepal.
Nepal is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world, with about one-quarter of its population living below the poverty line. Nepal was hit by massive earthquakes in early 2015, which damaged infrastructure and homes and set back economic development. Political gridlock in the past several years, have hindered post-earthquake recovery and prevented much-needed economic reform.
Indira and PA Nepal have made hundreds of visits to prisons around Nepal, implementing positive change through education, employment, health and child care programs.
We have advocated for the rights of females in Nepal to promote the safety, health and education of our mothers and daughters. We believe everyone has a responsibility to stop practices that harm women and girls, such as trafficking, child marriage and illiteracy.
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