Welcome to CAC-Nepal

Tulasa Lata Amatya
Tulasa Lata Amatya
As Executive Director of Community Action Centre - Nepal, I am delighted welcome you to our website and present the work that CAC-Nepal has been doing since 1993. My team and I are committed and passionate about advocating for the rights of women and children in Nepal and CAC-Nepal has played a vital role in the fight for access to education and economic empowerment for women and children and in the field of HIV and AIDS. The key to our success has been about working in partnership with local communities and national and international partners from the grassroots level to the policy level. We believe that the empowerment of those we work for and with is the key to truely sustainable economic and social development for the women and children of Nepal. If you have any questions or queries regarding the work that we do, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Latest Updates

Global Fund Single Stream of Funding (SSF) RD 10, HIV & AIDS Program; Save the Children in collaboration with Government of Nepal has awarded CAC-Nepal to implement a project “Comprehensive package for Female Sex Worker” in Kavrepalanchowk District. Comprehensive package on HIV and AIDS for Female Sex Worker in Kavrepalanchowk District has been running since 16th May 2012. There are 87 VDC and 3 Municipality in Kavrepalanchowk District. In the initial period of the project CAC-Nepal has identified 12 hotspots based on the high risk areas. In the first trimester (16th May 2012 to 15th July 2012) CAC-Nepal reached 160 Female Sex Worker in Kavrepalanchowk District through Behavior Change Communication (BCC) activity. We have been having a good linkage and coordination with the Stakeholders during the District Level Stakeholder meeting and DACC Meetings. Peer Educator and Outreach Educator have been providing information and distributing condoms and IEC materials about HIV, AIDS and STI to the target groups in most vulnerable areas in the Kavrepalanchowk district. To capture FSWs and community people especial events has been organized in collaboration with government organization and other local organization. In addition it to, Crisis response has been established in Community Action Centre-Nepal which was inaugurated by Dr. K. K. Rai on 15th Oct 2012.

Objective of Crisis Prevention and Response Services:
  • To build and strengthen capacities of FSW to protect from all forms of violence; and improve her ability to seek justice.
  • To develop and implement a community response systems that address all forms of violence; Also provide appropriate medical and psychological aid, legal support and any other services that alleviate the conditions of the victim.
  • To sensitize key stakeholders about issues surrounding violence and its impact on the HIV prevention and exhort their role in creating enabling environment.
Following specific strategies has been adopted to implement programs:-
  • The program applies a number of approaches to promote positive behaviors through Outreach Educators (OEs) and Peer Educators (PEs), among FSWs. OEs, and PEs work through one to one and group communication approach on HIV and STI to FSWs for safer sexual behavior.
  • The Program has been operating one Drop in Center (DIC) in Kavrepalanchowk district. Outreach Educators and Peer Educators will raise awareness; distribute IEC materials and condoms to target groups. Special events are also celebrated to aware the FSWs.
  • To create enabling environment, the project has been conducting frequent stakeholders meeting to inform law enforcement authorities, health service providers and other community stakeholders about the program and sensitizing them about the needs and basic rights of FSW. The DACC meeting has been an opportunity to initiate dialogue on is issues of FSW in relation to HIV response.
  • Encourage community people and civil society to involve in HIV prevention, case management and minimize HIV related stigma and discrimination.
  • CAC-Nepal conducts series of activities with key stakeholders, restaurant owners and line agencies to advocate for the multi- sector response to fight against HIV and AIDS

Major Achievements

Community Action Centre-Nepal (CAC-Nepal) organized " Collaborative Research Planning Workshop on Women and Girls Trafficking in Nepal" on April 04, 2011 with key stakeholders working in the field of human trafficking prevention in Nepal in association with Collaborative Research Team. The main objective of the workshop was to identify factors that contribute to or impede prevention of women and girls trafficking in Nepal.

Contact Us

Kathmandu Office
Kathmandu Head Office/ Crisis Response Centre, Naxal-1, Kathmandu
Phone: +977 1 4439661, 4437691
Fax: +977 1 4370999
Email: kathmandu@cac-nepal.org.np
Bhaktapur Drop-in-Centre and I.H.S Site
Chundevi, Bhaktapur
Phone: +977 1 6614310
Email: bhaktapur@cac-nepal.org.np

Postal Address
PO Box 8234, Kathmandu, Nepal

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