Our founder Lila Ghising was born in Hetauda, Nepal, near the Indian border. As Lila grew up in Hetauda, she noticed her friends started to vanish. After being spared from human trafficking, she set out to rescue and restore those who were not as fortunate as her. Women’s Protection Center Nepal is Lila’s dream realized. Over the last 20 years, our safe home in Nepal has grown along with our awareness and vocational training programs. We are proud to have been able to rehabilitate thousands of women and children since our inception and we plan to expand our reach in the years to come.


Mission and Vision

Vision: End human trafficking in Nepal one woman, one child at a time
Mission: Friends of Women’s Protection Center (WPC) Nepal seeks to prevent human trafficking as well as protect and empower at-risk women and children through awareness programs, education scholarships, job training and the Safe Home.

Our Approach


We support various awareness programs in the rural villages with the partnership of the local community to raise awareness and prevent trafficking. We also provide Safe Migration Counseling for those accepting jobs abroad.


The WPC Safe Home in Hetauda, Nepal provides a safe place for those at-risk of trafficking or who have been rescued from trafficking. They are given shelter, food and education in a loving and supportive environment.


We empower women and children through education scholarships, vocational training and assistance with starting their own business. They are able to support their families and build up their local economy.