Casa Nepal: a safe home for GBV survivors and their dependent children has been providing rehabilitation services, awareness-raising and developing skills since 2007. The main objective of this safe home is to strengthen the existing support systems serving survivors of gender-based violence and their dependent children. Rehabilitation of the survivors of GBV is vital for their recovery and reintegration.
Casa Nepal offers rehabilitation services such as life skills education, therapeutic activities like Yoga and meditation, literacy classes, home-based production training, knitting training, skill development training, seed capital support and follows up. Casa Nepal has assisted more than 1000 women and children and has reduced the recurrence of GBV as the survivors are skilled, literate, empowered, and confident when they go back home. New income-generating skill helps them to alter the patriarchal gender norms previously entrenched in their households.
APEIRON also provides couples and family counselling to help entire families understand why an act of violence occurred and how to prevent it from happening in the future. Since 2019, APEIRON is operating CASA Nepal in its building in Mulpani Kathmandu and Sindhuli safe home is running in a municipality building. Services provided by safe homes have been designed and aligned with Apeiron's different Outcomes and intervention areas. Because of the holistic nature of this project, it contributes to Apeiron's two outcomes; Gender-based violence decreases and Women gain economic independence.
CASA Nepal adopts a survivor-centred approach, which means that everyone engaged in GBV survivor care must prioritize the rights, needs, and wishes of the survivors. Essentially, a survivor centred approach aims to create a supportive environment in which the survivor’s rights are respected and in which she is treated with dignity and respect.
GBV survivors women from all over the country.