A Beacon of Hope

The Mangala Sahana Long Term Rehabilitation Centre

In response to the dire need for long-term care for survivors of gender-based violence, the Mangala Sahana Long Term Rehabilitation Centre stands as a pillar of refuge and recovery. Established by the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens, the centre addresses the complex needs of its residents through a multi-faceted approach to rehabilitation.

Centre Overview and Mission

The Mangala Sahana Centre was founded with the purpose to provide sustained support to women and adolescents at risk. The Mangala Sahana Centre began operations to offer services that go beyond immediate relief, focusing on comprehensive rehabilitation and societal reintegration.


The primary beneficiaries are women and girls who have endured sexual violence, are homeless, economically disadvantaged, or socially marginalized. These individuals often arrive with deep scars, both physical and emotional, seeking more than just shelter but a chance to start anew.

Nestled in the heart of Nepal, the Mangala Sahana Long Term Rehabilitation Centre offers a sanctuary for women and girls affected by gender-based violence. This centre is not just a facility; it’s a lifeline that provides holistic care and support to help survivors rebuild their lives with dignity and strength.

Holistic Approach to Rehabilitation

The centre is equipped to meet a wide range of needs:

  1. Safe Accommodation: A secure and supportive environment where residents can feel safe.
  2. Healthcare Services: Access to medical treatment, mental health support, and counseling.
  3. Educational Opportunities: Both formal and non-formal education avenues are available to help residents catch up on or continue their education.
  4. Vocational Training: Skills development in areas such as sewing, beauty services, and other trades to aid economic independence.
  5. Psychosocial Support: Ongoing counseling to help women deal with trauma and prepare for a future outside the centre.

Empowerment through Training
Notable among the services are the vocational training programs designed to foster self-reliance. These programs not only equip the women with skills but also imbue them with the confidence to use these skills in the real world.

Impact and Success Stories

Transformative Outcomes:

  • Residents regularly engage in life skills training, contributing to their emotional and professional growth.
  • Many have successfully reintegrated into society, finding employment and even starting their own businesses.

The centre celebrates numerous success stories where women have overcome their past traumas to lead fulfilling lives. These stories not only highlight the resilience of the human spirit but also the effectiveness of the comprehensive care provided at the centre.

The Mangala Sahana Long Term Rehabilitation Centre exemplifies the profound impact of dedicated support and comprehensive care in the lives of women and girls affected by gender-based violence. Through its holistic approach, the centre not only heals but empowers its residents, offering them a pathway out of despair and into dignity.