The Foundation Munasim Kullakita is a NGO of Bolivia working since 2008 on Treats and Sexual Commercial Exploitation (SCE) of girls and teenagers women from 10 to 18 years old. It establishes four components of attention to this population (Identification, Attention, Prevention and Community Treatment), from a perspective of social commitment seeking to provide access to rights and the dignity of the groups identified.
The project to which the volunteers will participate belongs to the "program of attention to girls and teenagers women victim of sexual exploitation and treats”, which consists of several phases of attention:
1st Phase; victims' Identification: work and exchanges with victims in the zones of prostitution of the cities of La Paz and El Alto, which are points of commercial concentration where the girls and teenagers are involved in sexual exploitation, with the purpose of inviting them to a socioeducative space, to accompany them to the doctor, to promote and support their educational and familiar rehabilitation.
2nd Phase: Victims' Hosting center, it represents a protection space with the capacity to host 20 girls and teenagers where they receive a bio-psycho-socio-legal support linked with state authorities with the objective of gaving their Rights back.
All these activities are taking place in La Paz and El Alto in the department of La Paz.
Expected results and objectives:
The rights of children, girls and teenagers víctims of sexual commercial exploitation are returned by means of an integral support and in coordination with civil society organizations and members of the community.
Operational details & security context
In South America, Bolivia is not considered as an insecure and / or violent country. Due to the high rates of poverty, frequent way strikes, marches and manifestations are done. According to UN Women and UNICEF, Bolivia is the 2nd country after Haiti with highest indexes of mistreatment to the woman and to children, girls and adolescents.
With regard to the safety measures that the Foundation Munasim Kullakita implements, we have a manual and safety protocol for the volunteers, which is applied from before the arrival, Volunteers will be hosted near to hospitals, police centers and municipal centers. As soon as the volunteers come to Bolivia, informative meetings are done to share the main safety information. In these manuals, volunteers can find basic information about numbers and directions(addresses) of contact of the police, embassies, centers of health, companies of sure transport.
From their arrival, during two weeks the Volunteers will be accompanied by the mentor until they know the practical aspects for their transportation, projects activities… The Foundation has ideveloped a protocol of evacuation which is implemented in case some extreme situation happens for political situations, climatic catastrophes…
The volunteers inside their activities in the Foundation have a phone to be able to contact fundation members anytime and get support in case of any major safety issue in their activities.