In two different camps set for the earthquake survivors, Team WHR conducted a need assessment for livelihood. After the assessment, the survivors were divided into five different groups of five women each and were oriented for various livelihood opportunities
“Sometime I get mad thinking I’m no more a happy women living with my hardworking husband, twin daughters and expecting a newborn.” Sita (Name Changed)
Sita entered WHR with her only daughter left after devastating earthquake. She shared that her husband and she herself fell from 3 storey building causing severe injuries, she had a miscarriage, her 1 daughter died. She changed the name of her remaining twin from Ganga to shamjhana as Jamuna died. She wants to help her husband to overcome the psychological trauma.
We felt very helpless after hearing her story but seeing her full of hope inspired us to do something for her. WHR is helping her by providing psychological support for her husband, provided with basic relief and medial support to her and her daughter.
Two days Orientation Workshop for Information Volunteer of Gorkha held at WHR Office.
CARE Nepal and Women for Human Rights, single women groups (WHR) are jointly working in 5 VDC’s of Gorkha (Saurpani, Dhuwakot, Mirkot, Choprak, Khoplang) to raise mass awareness among the earthquake survivors for the immediate and longer term services, safety and risk minimization in post earthquake situation.
During the workshop Ms. Sita Aachrya, Women and Children Development Officer (WCO), Gorkha facilitated a session on Human Trafficking, Ms. Rajin Rayamajhi, Legal Officer- WHR facilitated a session on Legal support during the crisis, Ms. Reshma Thapa , Program Manager- WHR facilitated session on Awareness training and weekly reporting format, Ms. Uma Thapa, Communication Officer- WHR presented on overall project and Ms. Pratibha Rijal, GBV/Protection Specialist- Care Nepal facilitated session on Child Marriage, Gender Based Violence and Accountability.
To strengthen the coordination among the Partner organizations through the support from Government line Agencies to ensure the practical approaches in this post- earthquake a meeting under the chairmanship of Mr. Uddhav Prashad Timalsana, C.D.O – Gorkha, Ms. Sita Adhikary, WDO- Gorkha and representative from different organizations along with representatives from UN Women, Care Nepal , and MAG held at WHR Gorkha Office.
On the same meeting Lily Thapa, Founder- WHR shared the challenges of the displaced women in camps and discussed the possibilities to resettle them back in a safer place.
WHR is happy to see Alison Wright a renowned Photographer of National Geography at Gorkha Camp where more than 150 displaced women from Barpak, Laprak, Uiyha, Gumda, Lapu are taking shelter since 25th April.
She interacted with most of the women regarding the post earthquake challenges and their resettlement plans where Ms. Lily Thapa- Founder WHR facilitated the interaction.