At the completion of the second anniversary of the launch of NWC Helpline 1145, NWC and Institutional Heald of the development partners convened to share the findings. Mr Deependra Kafle, Secretary of NWC started the session with his opening remarks highlighting the impact that the helpline had. Since its launch, the helpline has received 9,801 case services.
Mr Faris Hadad-Zervos, World Bank Country Manager for Nepal, said that the work done through the helpline is the most important for Nepali people. He also shared that World Bank is proud of what has been achieved, but that the journey is a long one.
Ms Jaya Sharma, Senior Social Development Specialist, shed light on the helpline mechanism, the progress so far, and key challenges. It prompted a discussion with the partners about how to make it sustainable in the coming days.
NWC and development partners discussed on the restraints and opportunities in making 1145 helpline sustainable and agreed that the momentum of taking the fight against gender-based violence should not be lost.