My life is not just about me. I strongly believe that I am destined to serve women and children who are survivors of human trafficking and other forms of violence in Nepal. My name is Lila Ghising and I live in Seattle with my family. I was born and raised in Hetauda, a small town in Nepal. I dream of creating a community in Nepal for survivors of human trafficking & other forms of violence. This community will have enough food, jobs for the women, educational opportunities for their children, and be a safe place to live. Also, when the rescued women return to Nepal, the community will welcome them without prejudice.I bring to the table my life and professional experiences on human trafficking and domestic violence. My passion for women and children survivors continues to challenge me to follow my heart and dream. But, it has been a daunting process and struggle to determine the perfect solution to address human trafficking in Nepal. As human beings, we will never be able to create a perfect solution, but we need to bring the best solution as we can. Most of the problems related to human trafficking and violence against women stem from lack of opportunities. Every story we hear about girls trafficking comes across as “to have better life” or “to get a job” or “to get an education.” If the government and humanitarian organizations in Nepal could focus on addressing these needs by providing jobs and educational opportunities, it could greatly minimize human trafficking and violence against women and children in Nepal. If we can create one job for a woman that makes $100 a month, she can take care of her children and herself so that she will not be so desperate as to resort to pimps. Providing one job opportunity for one woman could save at least three lives.
I would like to appeal to you all my friends - please join hands with us and get involved in this great mission to help these women and children who are in need of our support. Your small support makes a big difference in the lives of those needy women and children.
Lila Ghising, MASCE / International Affairs, Women's Prevention and Protection Center
About The Founders:
Ms. Lila Ghising (Co-Founder) has more than 12 years of experience working with women and children in social services. She has provided advocacy and program management for various social services organizations both domestically and abroad. She has focussed on rehabilitating, advocating and educating the survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence. During that time she passionately strived for the rescue of women and children. In Nepal in 1999 she founded the (Women's Prevention and Protection Center / नारी संरक्षण तथा सुरक्षा केन्द्र). Over 500 woman and children have been helped through this organization.
Currently Ms. Ghising works in the United States as a Domestic Violence Advocate for the Salvation Army. She is a program director with NW Family Life and served as a board member of the Bo. M. Karlsson Foundation. Also, Ms. Ghising is the Co-Founder of the California based 4 the 1 foundation which assists in prevention and rescue from human trafficking through fair trade products. 4 the 1 proceeds are used to fund safe houses locally and globally.
Ms. Ghising obtained her BA Degree in Bangalore, India and Masters Degree in Social and Civic Entrepreneurship (MASCE) at Bakke Graduate University in Seattle, Washington.
Mr. Dhan Pun (Co-Founder) has served more than 8 years in the Nepali community and has been involved in various other nonprofits and charities (local and international) for humanitarian causes. Mr. Pun served on the Board of Directors for WPPC from 2010 to 2013.