Who We AreShanti Foundation (Peace Foundation) has been working since 2015 during mega earthquake in Nepal providing relief and medical facility support to the earthquake most affected district. Shanti Foundation was legally established in 2016 by sex trafficking survivors and HIV infected/ affected women promoting the health, safety, and protection of vulnerable and high-risk women and children.
The aim of the Shanti Foundation is to work for the successful reintegration of sex trafficking survivors and HIV/AIDS infected/affected women, youth of all genders, and children through counselling, prevention and protection, treatment, and the development of sustainable livelihoods and economic empowerment. The promotion of awareness and education to those engaged, or at risk of becoming engaged in sex trafficking, is being completed through orientation sessions, health camps, and outreach services as well as via presentations to communities in remote areas, and in secondary and post-secondary institutions. Through these activities, education on HIV/AIDS, sexual health, and the reproductive health of women, cervical cancer, and domestic and sexual violence is accomplished.
Each person in the world has human rights from birth. Shanti Foundation’s vision is a world free of stigma and discrimination where all HIV and AIDS infected/affected women, youth of all genders, and children will lead a life of quality and productivity with equality and freedom in society.
- Advocate for right to health
- Advocate for peace
- Respect and value human dignity and human rights
- Support the empowerment of trafficking survivors, HIV/AIDS infected/affected, vulnerable and high-risk people to self-determination
- Work towards a society free of violence, discrimination, and social exclusion
- The promotion of social justice, gender equality and inclusion of all people
- Provide support and services to people living in hard-to-reach communities and districts
- Develop safe, secure, and resilient communities
- To undertake community based research
- To create awareness and support the prevention of sex trafficking, HIV/AIDS, as well as promote education and treatment of sexual and reproductive health issues
- To provide accessible health care to various communities through health camps
- To rehabilitate, and reintegrate women, youth of all genders, and children.
- To provide emergency shelter and emergency support to those who are in urgent medical need.
- To provide psychosocial counselling, access to health programs and accessible treatment to the target population
- To advocate and lobby for necessary changes to law
- To coordinate and collaborate with national, bilateral and multilateral organizations to reduce gender inequality and for the promotion and protection of human rights
- To develop technical and vocational programs and income generation support leading to the sustainable development of livelihoods for target population
- To collaborate with governmental and non-governmental organizations to provide health care and treatment, and to provide basic and necessary nutritional and other supportive materials