Weʼve raised £1,380 to support a Kathmandu based charity Antardristi to run rehabilitation centres and cafes for survivors of incest in Nepal.
- Funded on Wednesday, 31st October 2018
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I met Binita - who is the director of Antardristi – when I attended the B1G1 conference in July. I was moved by what she was doing, how much personal commitment she had to the cause and felt compelled to help. Me and 30+ fellow travellers are climbing Everest (all self funded) so we thought we'd ask our friends to support us with a contribution and we can support this great Nepalese cause.
No one likes to talk about incest and the enormous impact it has. Antardristi give rehabilitation, hope, career and a future to victims – whilst re-educating abusers who often think are often doing no more than maintaining traditions, regardless of how abhorrent it may seem to us.
It means a lot to all of us climbing Everest - and the world to Binita and Atarkristi.
Thank you for your support.
More info from Binita:
Antardristi was formed in 2003 to address the social issue of child sexual abuse in Nepal due to the alarming scarcity of service provision in this area. Antardristi remains one of a limited number of organisations working to eliminate child sexual abuse within Nepal and undertakes activities in the areas of awareness raising and prevention, child protection, psychosocial recovery and social reintegration. Undertaking this work is considerably complex. There is stigma around mental health which results in a silence around such problems and consequently increased isolation and unremitting difficulties. There also exists discrimination against young women reporting rape as blame may be placed with the victim. This hinders reporting of sexual abuse and violence and allowing it to continue. Moreover, the hidden nature of these difficulties can make securing funding for intervention a challenge.
Through our activities we aim to ensure access to education about sexual violence, human rights and legislation. This empowers children and women to identify, refuse and report sexually inappropriate behaviour. We also address the mental health of children and women, educating about the signs of mental distress relating to sexual abuse and about support available. We aim to challenge traditional perceptions and break down social stigma relating to both mental health and reporting of sexual abuse through our awareness workshops, family and community work. Furthermore we support women who experience sexual abuse in the development of life skills, educational inclusion and job skills training so that they can go on to live full and meaningful lives and we support children and young women who are suffering mental distress through counselling and outreach.
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Kate Lester5 months ago
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Well done Kate. Great achievement.
Oct 12, 2018
Well done Kate. Another kick arse challenge complete. Very proud (and jealous) of your amazing adventures
Oct 11, 2018
Well done lovely Kate and team! *What* an adventure x
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