Through our women’s shelter, we provide women and girls in Simikot, Humla, a warm and safe place to sleep during Chhaupadi (when they have their period) or in case of domestic violence. This is the first and currently the only safe space for women affected by violence in the entire district of Humla (approx. 50’000 inhabitants).
Those staying at the shelter will be protected from physical, sexual and emotional offenses from male family members and from the dangers of Chhaupadi. In contrast, the women experience mutual support and an amicable, empowering and loving environment.
The shelter also serves as a venue for a range of capacity-building activities. Through the community they find at our shelter, women and girls are given a voice to speak out against physical, psychological and sexual torments.