CASA Nepal is a safe space for women who fell victim to GBV to regain their strength, self-esteem and provide them with a holistic and sustainable approach to improve their livelihoods through income-generating activities. (Learn More)
In 2007, we founded CASA Nepal, a safe house in Kathmandu for women and their children escaping GBV. CASA Nepal is more than just a shelter for such women, our safe house ensures that women receive psychosocial support, empowerment, and skills training in a residential group setting. Women facing GBV have been arriving from far-flung districts of Nepal. Apeiron has established and run CASA Nepal since then, expanding our support to up to 35 women and children at a time.
We also take a survivor-centered approach/perspective, prioritizing the rights, needs and wishes of GBV survivors. We ensure that women receive essential services including safe shelter, nutritious food, health care, psychological and social support, child care, and legal aid. All women involved in this safe space can participate in vocational and on site Non-Formal Education (NFE) courses to develop their literacy numeracy, negotiation problem-solving, teamwork skills as well as learn about their legal rights. The holistic approach is intended for women to recover from trauma, flourish as individuals and form bond with other women who fell victim of GBV, leading to feelings of personal and social empowerment. Apeiron keeps in touch with CASA Nepal’s former guests long after they return to their home communities to ensure that they continue to feel supported even from afar.