Creating awareness on child sex slavery.

We are passionate about creating awareness on child sex slavery, its impacts, and how children and women can heal and recover from their experiences on surviving slavery, exploitation and abuse.


Gender-based violence and cultural conditioning in Nepal

July 2020

In the predominately Hindu culture of Nepal, patriarchal values permeate much of everyday life.  A 2016 World Bank report spoke to South Asia having the highest rate of female to male mortality, child marriage, and intimate partner violence internationally.

Menstrual Discrimination & Sex Trafficking


Reproductive Health Education for Sex Trafficked Survivors

August 2020

Menstruation is a source of stigmatization by many cultures throughout the world where rituals are used to “sanitize” and conceal menstruation. 



An Art Therapy Program with Sex Trafficked Survivors in Cambodia

Written by Tan, A. Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers UK 2012.

Art to Healing created an art therapy programme for sex-trafficked survivors who were undergoing rehabilitation and reintegration at the shelter run by AFESIP (Agir pour les Femmes en Situation Précaire) Cambodia, after either being repatriated from Thailand or rescued from local brothels. This article describes the arts therapy programme, how it worked, and how it helped to support the healing of the women’s sexual, psychological, physical and emotional trauma, and promoted awareness of sex-trafficking more widely at national and international levels.

Life after sex trafficking Atira Tan


An art therapy and reproductive health therapeutic program with women who have experienced sex trafficking, exploitation and abuse.

Written by Tan, A. ANZJATA Volume 13, Numbers 1 & 2, 2018

This paper presents a creative art therapy and reproductive health program for women who have experienced sex slavery, exploitation and abuse in Nepal. The program was created and delivered by the author and her organisation, Art to Healing, which has a longstanding engagement with this issue in Nepal and other grassroots organisations in the region.

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Supporting women to stop the cycle of Gender Based Violence and Discrimination through Trauma-Informed Mental Health Programs

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