SASANE Paralegal Program

Your title/position Intern
Type of Enterprise non-profit organization
Year the ngo or company was founded 2008
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Explain your project in details:

The only ones who can know what a victim suffers from are abuse survivors themselves. For a Nepali woman, filing a complaint against a trafficker or an abuser is too often a traumatic experience that leads to revictimization. Because of genderdiscrimination, patriarchal norms, and maledomination within the legal system, women are frequently blamed or ignored by law enforcement agents. By training survivors to become paralegals, SASANE has set out to stop these injustices. In recent years SASANE has branched out not only in the Kathmandu Valley but also to the city of Pokhara. Today, SASANE has 30 paralegals working at 30 police stations in the Kathmandu Valley and 15 paralegals working at 7 police stations in Pokhara. The goal of these paralegals is to provide justice and compassion to victims and achieve positive change in the legal system and greater society. SASANE's paralegal program started in 2008 and from its start SASANE has provided over 370 women with paralegal training. The women who attend the course are women who have experienced trafficking or are in risk of being trafficked. The selection to the program is based on interest, interview and S.L.C results. The program consists of three stages: i) one and half month of in-class theoretical training; ii) a 6-month practical placement at a local police station; iii) completion of the Paralegal Certification Examination. If successful in the examination, they receive a Paralegal Professional Certificate. SASANE covers the examination and certification fees. The paralegals are then equipped for employment in the legal sector, empowered by increased self-esteem and knowledge of their legal rights, and poised to act as a leader and legal resource for their communities and other victims.

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

In total, SASANE paralegals have assisted in filing 4594 First Information Reports and complaints with police regarding women, and 1232 regarding children. SASANE has rescued around 1000 women and children from the Kathmandu Valley, Rupandehi, Morang and Jhapa. SASANE has observed a substantial increase in clients and reporting since the program began, as SASANE has developed a reputation with clientele and the community. Likewise, police are more inclined to refer clients and work cooperatively with the paralegals. The major paralegal activities include psychosocial counselling, legal counselling (filing complaints and F.I.R.s), data collection and legal assistance throughout court proceedings. About 42% of the certified paralegals return to the police stations where they perform a combination of unpaid and paid work. About 25% become employed with SASANE on a fulltime or part time basis, assisting with the paralegal program or delivering awareness training in rural communities. SASANE has received a number of achievements over the years. SASANE's legal advisor and managing director Shyam Pokharel received the Annapurna Award in recognition of his efforts to end the trafficking of Nepali Women & Children from the Nepali Women's Global Network. SASANE aims to end all human trafficking and the sexual and physical exploitation of women in Nepal.

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Sustainability and future plans

The budget for SASANEs Paralegal Program is approximately $1000 for each woman. There are costs associated with each of the three phases of the Paralegal Training Program (in Kathmandu and Pokhara). For the first phase (One Month of In-Class Training) the costs include compensation for 1 lawyer and 2 senior SASANEs paralegals to deliver training, as well as costs of transportation, training venue and training materials. The 6 month Practical placement costs include compensation for monitoring and evaluation officers (3 in Kathmandu, 2 in Pokhara). Another aspect of it is a weekly stipend of $50 that includes transportation, meals, incidentals, and compensation. The third part (Paralegal Examination and Certification) involves the fee for each paralegal to take the government-administered Paralegal Certification Examination and a fee for the Paralegal Certificate. Additional costs for the Pokhara program include one-time roundtrip transportation for 3 Kathmandu paralegal trainers to deliver training in Pokhara, and the costs of operating office space for the Paralegal Training Program. The majority of the funding comes from the top financing sources for SASANE which are Global Giving, Go Philanthropic, the Global Fund for Women, and the Planeterra Foundation. Additional funding comes from a number of different personal donations. The goal of future growth for SASANEs Paralegal Program is to spread to all major city areas in Nepal. Another goal for future growth is to have a 100% success rate for SASANE members when taking the certification exam. SASANE would like to see a growth of around 250 new paralegals within the next 5 years. In the end, SASANEs mission is to end the exploitation of women and girls, ensure their legal rights, and empower them to live free and dignified lives.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

My name is Park Summers and I am a 21 year old college student at The University at Buffalo. I am a political science major with a minor in sociology. In the future I plan on attending law school and potentially taking my knowledge of the law abroad to help people around the world who cannot afford proper representation. Throughout my life my parents have always stressed the importance of helping those in need. From a young age I have had the dream of travelling and helping people around the world. Finally the summer in between my junior and senior year of college I am of age to travel and stay in a country for an extended period of time. Through the organization ELI Abroad, I found a program in Nepal working for the human rights organization SASANE. This program was exactly what I had in mind as I assist in the Paralegal Program of SASANE helping victims of human trafficking. During my short time so far at SASANE, I have seen the immense potential and intelligence of the women in the paralegal program. This program helps these women in so many ways and is just another reason why I am very motivated to help these women. More of my motivation stems from my time as a research assistant at college working on different political science projects and studies. My true goal is to not only improve my experience in the field of law but to help as many people as possible along my way.

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Comments

September 1, 2017 04:45

Dear Resiliant Entrepreneur,

It's the end of the competition, I want to urge you to not leave this community without the contact (email especially) of as many other entrepreneurs on this platform. You never can tell what your further conversations may produce.

It's the power of networking and leverage I'm talking about...
Here's my email [email protected] looking forward to hearing from you.

Regards
Seth

August 31, 2017 23:57

Bye fellow entrepreneur:
As I say good buy, I must say it has been an astounding time reading so many great entries.
I went through the details of your idea and was indeed very impressed. Would you be kind enough to please explain to me as how you got this idea? Equally importantly, who were (are) the people who inspired you for you to come up with this idea.
Take care and all the very best!
Shuhra

August 31, 2017 22:27

Hello fellow passenger,

You might have heard the famous song "What I've done" by Linkin park. The lyrics have been beautifully carved by the late singer Chester Bennington. The song covers the ways in which our so called development has helped only a handful of the upper society members, whereas people are still living in poverty.

We have a great platform here which is urging super brains from around the world to come together and collaborate with their ideas and help make this world a better place to live in. You have been a part of this community and I congratulate you on your effort that you have put in.

Thanks once again and all the best for the future
Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 22:09

Hello my fellow traveler, How are you feeling as our road ends temporarily?
I have just seen your entry and have been thoroughly impressed by it. Will you be willing to collaborate incase you want to set it up on ground?
I would like to be in touch with you,
Cheers from Kabul.
Shuhra

August 31, 2017 20:50

Comrades,
In this fight for a sustainable future, what we need is innovation; something which is not necessarily new, but which makes us look at things from a different angle.

I believe this is one of the major motives of this community which we are a part of. Taking one step together hand in hand towards our goal is the only way we can achieve it.

So I wish you the very best in this endeavour of yours and hope to see you together in the new tomorrow

Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 19:04

Yes, it was a wonderful journey !
a. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal?
b. Also, please go through my IDEA called EDU-CELL and if you like it, please vote.
c. This is what I could think when I saw your proposal. Truly inspirational and positive initiative from your side that is sending ripples amongst my friends and relatives. If you think it will be applicable in Afghanistan, please send me the details.
Thank You !
Truly, Shuhra K, Afghanistan

August 31, 2017 18:11

I SEND MY THANK YOU FROM KABUL!
WHAT A JOURNEY AND WHAT A PROPOSALTHE SIMPLICITY OF YOUR IDEA WAS JUST TOO GOOD. WHAT ABOUT YOU? HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO SEE MY PROPOSAL? IT IS CALLED EDU-CELL TO HELP THE SCHOOL EDUCATION IN AFGHANISTAN. INTERESTED? CLICK AND DOUBLE CLICK!!
SIGNIING OFF, SHUHRA

August 31, 2017 18:11

I SEND MY THANK YOU FROM KABUL!
WHAT A JOURNEY AND WHAT A PROPOSALTHE SIMPLICITY OF YOUR IDEA WAS JUST TOO GOOD. WHAT ABOUT YOU? HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO SEE MY PROPOSAL? IT IS CALLED EDU-CELL TO HELP THE SCHOOL EDUCATION IN AFGHANISTAN. INTERESTED? CLICK AND DOUBLE CLICK!!
SIGNIING OFF, SHUHRA

August 31, 2017 17:53

Dear Leader,

We are coming to the end of this awesome competition and I appreciate your efforts, drive and support on my idea, 'AfricEnergy'.

No matter how the result comes out, we should always be focused on implementing our unique ideas and projects for the improvement of the World.

Thank you for your contributions, advice and encouragement so far. I hope to connect with you via [email protected]

Best of Luck!

August 31, 2017 17:42

Thank You my dear!
Three thoughts come to my mind as we end:
(a) Will we be in touch?
(b) It is a small and beautiful world
(c) All the best
Bye for now!
S. Koofi, Kabul

August 31, 2017 17:08

THANK YOU!
THANK YOU FOR READING MY PROPOSAL. I HAVE READ AND EVALUATED YOUR INITIATIVE AND I CANNOT BUT HELP GIVING IT MY HIGHEST COMPLIMENTS. HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO THINK OF SUCH A WONDERFUL IDEA, I WONDER?
ONCE GAIN A BIG THANK YOU FROM MY SIDE.
SK

August 31, 2017 03:38

Hello,

This entrepreneurship-campus platform has been amazing it has enabled us to see all the enthusiasts and to share our passion and experiences to learn from each other. Good luck with your work and wishing you all the success on your journey. Please try to keep in touch; this is important to me as I find this inspirational.

I appreciate all your votes, valuable feedback, advice, and suggestions. For me it has helped me to improve my ideas and also helps me to win and learn from the ideas that you have given me.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kindest regards

August 31, 2017 00:44

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.
So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 30, 2017 22:41

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Greetings from Afghanistan!
Awesone. Fantastic. Relevant. These are the three words that came to my mind when I read your proposal. Congratulations. If you get a moment, would you be kind enough to read my proposal (IDEAS) called EDU-CELL from Afghanistan? And if you do manage to read it, would you be kind enough to vote if you like the IDEA? And if I am not asking too much, please forward the link to your friends and family.
Thanks in anticipation!
Shuhra K

August 30, 2017 21:31

Hello fellow traveler!
I must say that I found your idea truly inspiring. I would like to know more about it? Do you think you can give me more details about your proposal so I can understand it more and give ffedbakc as well as evaluate if it can be done in my country?
I would also like to request you to please my IDEA called EDU-CELL. DO you think it is relevant in your country. If yes, let me know. I can even help in establishing it in your place during the course of this year!
Have a great day
SHUHRA

August 30, 2017 20:48

Hello my friend,
May I entreat you to read my entry EDU CELL. I have read your and must say it is fantastic. How did you come up with the idea, I wonder? Who helped you?
Bye for now,
Shuhra.

August 30, 2017 20:03

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.
So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul)

August 30, 2017 19:24

Hello my fellow traveler, How are you?
I have just seen your entry and have been thoroughly impressed by it. Do you think you can also see my entry and give me some constructive criticism / feedback so that I am able to improve on the idea even further?
I will be ever so grateful,
Cheers.
Shuhra

August 30, 2017 14:50

Dear Fellow participant,

You have done well thus far. Only few people will venture relentlessly into the things in which their instincts proposes because sometimes the goal appears too crazy to achieve, so they just retreat.

Actually, someone has said that "The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

You may have seen this before but I want to remind you that it's true, only those who are "crazy enough" eventually get results.

Congratulations for been "crazy enough" (seeing beyond normal and following your dreams despite the odds)...

Best wishes,
Seth

Also,

Remember it's not over until it's over.
It may be just a few days to the end of the competition but it's not the end of your dreams
There's still a lot you can achieve.
Stay focused.

Regards

August 29, 2017 16:11

Hello everyone,

Now we are reaching the end of the competition. I want to thank everyone who have been voting and commenting on my ideas and interest in helping support GU.

As all of you said, a visual universal language is needed for this continuously developing society. I am trying my best to launch my Gadaa Universe with the help of you and your constructive comments. We will do whatever it takes to exceed your expectations.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kind regards

August 28, 2017 20:12

Hello,
Being a part of India's well-known Entrepreneurship Cell of the most prestigious engineering college in India, I have interacted with many startup enthusiasts, have got to know how they think and what are some qualities that set them apart from the ones who are not able to see their idea through. Reading through your idea, I have realised that your idea has that spark which can help it become a successful venture. Coupled with its aim to help the society achieve its goals sustainably, your idea can be something quite helpful for the same.

But before it's implementation, you need to do a "premortem" check on how it can fail. This would prepare you for any uncalled-for circumstances and help you prepare for them accordingly.

Lastly, I would like you to have a look at our idea, GreenSpace, and share your views about the same.

Regards,
Team GreenSpace.

August 28, 2017 16:08

Greetings my Colleague ,

Thank you for participating in that great event , it was a great nice Journey , but the best thing of it is meeting good friends like you , I hope every one of you achieve his dreams.
thanks again & best wishes for you.

Ahmed

August 28, 2017 11:14

Hello My Friend!

Thank you for being here all this while. Your dreams are valid and your project is very viable. Keep thriving and best will keep coming your way.

Best of Luck.

August 27, 2017 17:49

Hello dear members of the entrepreneurship community,

I hope you will join us too and learn the GU universal communication system and the Gadaa system practices when the platform and the system implementations are complete and fully ready for use. This work is still under development. I will let you know once it is finished.

Please keep your constructive comments. Your feedback is important! Many thanks to all contributors!

Thank you for supporting GU project. We will notify you as soon as the platform is live.

Best of Luck!

August 26, 2017 21:00

Dear Champion,

It takes just one idea/project to transform the world. As you keep working hard towards your dreams and to add your quota in the improvement of the world, I wish you the best of luck.

Remain Lifted!

August 26, 2017 20:51

Hello,

To all the people who are asking how to join once the GU platform goes live, all you need to do is to create a free account. Please keep an eye out on the website and my social media pages at: http://gadaauniverse.com/

Kind regards

August 26, 2017 17:42

Hello Great Mind!

Thank you for your support to AfricEnergy so far. I appreciate your kind words, positive remarks and contribution on my idea. As you continue to progress in your quest for the improvement of the World, I wish you success and breakthrough.

Best of luck!

August 25, 2017 23:53

Dear Park,

The TRUTH is, your community will not just benefit from such an amazing initiative of yours but that you will forever be remembered for this great change and transformation you'll cause.

Keep up the spirit because it's adorable.
Your kind is scarce, so hard to find around, you're indeed a great leader!
Wish you all the best world changer.

Kindest regards
Thomas Seth
CISTEM

August 25, 2017 04:58

Dear community member,

As the competition deadline is approaching near, we would like some feedback regarding our idea, some ways by which we can tweak it and make it a little better and ready for future execution.
(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5961/comments)

Please vote and support our idea.

Thank you in advance.
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 18:16

Hi,
After going through your project, I firmly believe that with good management and excellent execution, this project will help the society grow in a sustainable manner. This would have various positive effects on the environment and also the society in general.

I wish you the best for the same.

I would really appreciate if you could go through my idea as well(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org Our idea deals with covering an otherwise unused rooftop of a building with green plants and using that space for a multitude of activities.

Thank you
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 08:59

An Awesome Day to You, Dear Campus Colleague,

Cheeking through your Project and seeing it progress in this competition leaves me motivated and inspired that with us, our planet will become better and flourish in goodness and development desired by every human being with dreams and aspirations. To keep you moving and staying on in face of challenges as growing Entrepreneurs, it is my pleasure to share this link with you, "7 MOVIES Every Entrepreneur Should Watch", copy and paste this link to view; youtube.com/watch?v=s3x-_yRRUrk

All the best to you in you Idea!

Cheers
Anita Mbah.

August 22, 2017 22:29

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Best of Luck!

August 22, 2017 21:24

Greetings, Entrepreneurial Colleague

We are few steps to the announcement day. I want to use this medium to appreciate your effort, progress so far and support to my idea. Never relent, keep pushing and I wish you success, all the way.

You may enjoy this article on "How to Segment a Market" for your project/business: http://www.wikihow.com/Segment-a-Market

Best of Luck!

August 22, 2017 20:14

Hi Park
I hope you're making good progress whether this competition is on progress or not this project should make more progress to its full extension. Congulatulation for the efforts you're making.
Best of luck!
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5816/

August 21, 2017 10:34

Thank you Great Mind

Having you around is very encouraging and wonderful. I wish you success on your journey and you should always expect the best coming your way.

You may like to see my idea, AfricEnergy, for comments and support.

Cheers.

August 21, 2017 06:35

Dear Park
I found your project interesting to read and life changing.
I invite you to please read my idea" Edu-Cell" and give some suggestions on my idea if any ?
Community effort is always welcome.
Thanks for reading my request!
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR PUTTING THE EFFORT IN ANSWERING.
If you like it Please also VOTE.
Keep up the good work.

August 21, 2017 04:54

Dear Park
I realized that you have a very interesting and life changing project to the abused survivors, your project is life saving as it will bring positive impact towards quality education for all,. Congulatulation for the effort you're putting on this project.
All the best.
Never give up you're offering a service that nobody can do but you.

August 21, 2017 04:53

Dear Park
I realized that you have a very interesting and life changing project to the abused survivors, your project is life saving as it will bring positive impact towards quality education for all,. Congulatulation for the effort you're putting on this project.
All the best.
Never give up your offering a service that nobody can do but you.

August 20, 2017 15:03

Hello,

I invite you kindly to please read and give some suggestions or comment my idea GadaaUniverse[GU]-Gadaa Universal Communication System and GU-Fair.

Thanks in advance for your vote and comment. I really appreciate your contribution and would be glad to hear your advice and opinion.

Good luck with your project!

Kind regards,

Firanbek Robele

August 20, 2017 06:31

Hii,

your project is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 20, 2017 06:31

Hii,

your project is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 19, 2017 20:17

Park ! Thanks for your humanitarian work sincerely I am glad to here about this ! We have to give those children hope of life again and am moved with their challenges here too but I couldn't find a means of helping them. Praying you emerge for consideration ! Please try and work more to get more votes and comments. God bless your effort.
From your brother: Adedokun Ayobami (Nigeria)

August 19, 2017 14:46

Hello,
I invite you kindly to comment my idea Path To Knowledge. I would be glad to hear your advice. I have written this message after I commented almost all ideas and projects and probably yours too. I am deeply sorry if this message bothered you, but everyone on this platform wants to go to the finals with his/her idea and makes all it is possible to get there. Maybe not all the actions are fair. Some participants copy the same meaningless message and paste it to all ideas. I just do marketing. Again, I am sorry if this message disturbed you.
Kindest regards,
Andrei

August 19, 2017 08:11

Hello
Your project again I say is unique and life saving to abused children and this project is essential for sustained peace and justice. Congulatulation for your efforts you have just shown.
All the best.

August 18, 2017 23:26

hello
Yourproject is real wounderful and supportive as its deals with stoping abuse and encourage self confidence
Congulatulation for efforts you are showing
best of luck

August 18, 2017 22:55

Hello!

Your project is quite interesting and impressive, as it tends to combat gender discrimination and abuse.
Congratulations for your efforts!

I wish you success and you can stop by on my idea to add your contribution.

Best of luck!

August 18, 2017 06:02

Hello,

This is a very impressive idea and it will surely be beneficial for all the young minds looking for an opportunity.
It looks promising and executable
Congratulations for all your efforts and for your project.

Good luck
Regards

Shuhra Koofi.

August 14, 2017 17:22

All the good words for your initiative, work and effort! What you are doing there is a huge help for the women who need it and I congratulate you for every single person who became part of this project! All the best for the future!
Best regards,
Andrei

August 11, 2017 05:46

Great Project. I want to invite you to vote for my project and comment if you want it.
Thanks and good luck

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/14/7257/

June 22, 2017 06:19

Hello,

This is a very nice project. I fully support your efforts. Hopefully, you can continue your project to be sustainable around the area.

Please look at my project here ugm.id/DukungCOASS. I will be happy to learn from your feedback in comments and voting.

Good luck!

Shyam Pokharel from Nepal

June 21, 2017 09:29

Nice project you mentioned here. It's help women and make empower in access to justice. Paralegal program for human trafficking survivors it's seem amazing project. Congratulation for your beautiful project made more capable for girls.

June 18, 2017 22:57

Hello,
Congratulations for this project. You Are giving hope To the women To restore them in their right. Continue the great work in your community. But how many women would like to impact with the project in the coming years.

Jacmen K. , from Cote d'Ivoire.