South & Central Asia


Webinar on M&E of Reintegration

Posted By: • August 17th, 2016

Why Monitor and Evaluate Reintegration Programmes?
Considerable attention and resources have been targeted at the reintegration of different groups of children over the years, yet rigorous evaluations of these interventions are rare and it is not always clear what lessons are being learnt. Read More

Kolkata High Court awards victim compensation

Posted By: • August 1st, 2016

Ten years after Shefali (name changed) was trafficked for sexual exploitation wins a victim’s compensation from the Kolkata High Court in India. “This is the first time ever that the Calcutta High Court passed an order overturning the trial court’s judgment and granting a trafficked victim compensation,” said Marie Riba, advocate who provided legal counsel to Shefali. “This order is unprecedented and will benefit all victims of human trafficking in West Bengal.” Read more. Read More

Pakistan passes the bill against Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

Posted By: • March 17th, 2016

Pakistan on Friday, March 11th 2016 passed a bill that criminalises for the first time sexual assault against minors, child pornography and trafficking. The Regional Working Group (RWG) members along with other civil society organisations in Pakistan played a very key role in advocating for the passage of this law. Effective implementation of this law now remains a huge task ahead, as expressed by the RWG members. Read More

The RISE Regional Working Group Face to Face Meeting held in Nepal

Posted By: • March 9th, 2016

The first Face to Face meeting of the RISE Regional working Group of South and Central Asia was held in Kathmandu, Nepal on 23 and 24 February 2016. The meeting was attended by 21 members representing organisations working on child sexual exploitation and other child protection issues. Read More

Assam’s Missing Children

Posted By: • March 9th, 2016

4700 children reported missing in Assam since 2012; at least sixty percent are girls. Ahead of elections CNN-IBN’s Subhajit Sengupta takes a look at the child trafficking menace in the state. It features Mr. Digambar Narzary, NEDAN Foundation in Assam and also the Regional Working Group member of RISE Learning Network. Read More