Opportunity Village Nepal (OVN) mission is to be in solidarity with the poor, especially women and children living in the margins and experiencing isolation and discrimination. OVN was established in 1998 and since then, the organization’s main focus has been to provide opportunities in the areas of health, education and vocational training for the underprivileged and the focus of the programs continue to be on prevention, protection, rehabilitation and reintegration of children, youth and women who are particularly at risk of being trafficked or abused including children and adolescents, who live on the street, are forced to work, are sexually exploited or are the victims of child trafficking. The organization works for and with such population including those suffering from poverty and violence and empowers them to lead their life independently and with dignity.
Marginalized and vulnerable women, youth and children fully enjoy their basic human rights and live in dignity and reconciliation.
To restore human worth and dignity by responding to the needs of the most marginalized and vulnerable women, youth and children through empowering them to participate in the process of social change.
OVN sees itself as a part of transformational development process for change and growth; the values that underpin the OVN program has its roots in transformative development, which seeks to restore and enable wholeness of life with dignity, justice, peace, and hope for all girls, boys, women, men, households and their communities.
The OVN champions follows the following values:
We work in partnership with the victims of violence and abuse, their families and communities they live in, local partners, government, donors and the international community in order to bring lasting change for social transformation.
Transparency and accountability:
We strive to be transparent and accountable for what we do by ensuring high standards of professionalism and competencies in dealing with resources.
Respect and trust:
We uphold and capitalize the enrichment of viewpoints that reside in the communities and value all contributions.
We seek justice for the most vulnerable by challenging the structures that keep them oppressed and empower the communities to claim their rights.
Empowering women and children who have been victims of violence, exploitation and trafficking including those at high risk for mainstreaming them into the society.
- Working towards establishing a community that is free from human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
- Rehabilitation and reintegration children and women who are victims of abuse and sexual exploitation and are in conflict with the law.
- Improving health of rural women and children and promote their access to quality health services.
- Running residential short and long term protection and rehabilitation home for women and children.
- Carry out policy advocacy and community awareness campaigns.
- Networking and coordination with the government, local, national and international organizations and coalitions.
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