Anti-Slavery International

Anti-Slavery International

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Anti-Slavery International 

Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Exploitation in Nepal

Independent final evaluation process: Terms of Reference

Partners: Anti-Slavery International, CWISH, SASANE

Anti-Slavery International is seeking a consultant to conduct an end of project evaluation in Nepal. Funded by Comic Relief, this project (2018-2020) contributed to end CSE in areas affected by the 2015 earthquake.

1.  Anti-Slavery International

Anti-Slavery International is a non-governmental organization based in London whose main mission is to eradicate slavery and its causes from the world. As the world’s leading anti-slavery organization, we have developed an evidence-based approach for project assessment that provides a credible basis for our advocacy.

We believe a world free from slavery will occur when ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’ activity coincides - when people in slavery and their communities become empowered to assert and claim their right to freedom, justice and resources; when local institutions, communities and those who benefit from slavery adopt new social norms to repudiate slavery; when governments and businesses provide a strong legal and policy framework in order to protect people from slavery and implement those laws and policies through robust practice. Our community level engagement gives Anti-Slavery credibility when advocating at international and national level on the issues of slavery, enhancing the potential for more widespread and systemic change towards eradicating the causes and consequences of slavery.

We aim to ensure that grass roots experience informs and shapes international governmental policy as we work to eradicate slavery for good through a human-rights based approach, coupled with a clear and distinct commitment to eliminating gender inequality. Our work not only raises the capacity and increases the sustainability of our partners, thereby helping develop civil society in the countries and regions of our partners. It also provides an international aspect to local and national struggles and hence helps maintain the issue of slavery on the political and development agendas of other national and international actors.

Our strategic objectives reflect the key elements of Anti-Slavery’s Theory of Change and are the basis for designing programmes with our local partners. These are the following:

1. Duty bearers are responsive and accountable to the rights and needs of people affected by and vulnerable to slavery. 

2. People affected by and vulnerable to slavery are empowered to understand, assert and claim their rights. 

3. The social norms and attitudes that underpin and perpetuate slavery are rejected. 

2.  Background Information and Project’s aim

In April 2015, a severe earthquake with epicentre in Nepal killed over 9,000 people and injured more than 22,000. In the aftermath of the episode, large numbers of children and young people became victims of trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation (CSE). 

Their vulnerability was compromised by (i) the loss of parents and/or key relatives, (ii) a lack of knowledge regarding their rights in terms of inheritance of parents belongings, (iii) absence of birth certificates and related obstacles preventing them from gaining ID cards and (iv) lack of information about the entitlements and benefits they can have access to. Furthermore, weakened and overburdened community and local authorities made it easier for traffickers to operate. 

Problems attributable to the earthquake impact, however, were set within a background context in which child labour is commonplace. Children, especially those in poorer households, are expected to work from a very early age. Such work often occurs alongside school attendance but may also be instead of education. 

Ongoing disruption to the local economies led children to seek work away from the family location, either in Kathmandu or more widely. This, in turn, increased the trafficking risk especially for girls. 

The project developed by ASI and its partners nurtured from this diagnosis. It hence focuses on children, with special emphasis on girls, compelled to migrate for work due to the prevailing circumstances or their families’ situations and who are migrating from heavily affected districts around the Kathmandu Valley, into the urban areas. It started on 1st February 2018 in partnership with local organisations Cwish and Sasane. 

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3.  Application Procedure:

Applicants should email a CV, cover letter, 2 samples of previous evaluations and a technical document of not more than 5 pages outlining ideas and possible methodologies for the evaluation, estimated timeframe, fees and budget (including travel costs) to Sally Kilner(s.kilner@antislavery.org) and Guido Quiroga (g.quiroga@antislavery.org). The budget will cover up to 35 working days. 

The deadline for applications is the 17th of November (midnight Nepal time), with proposed interviews to be held in person in Nepal or via Skype on the 27th November 2019. 

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