Starting in 1973, women’s equality day has been celebrate to encourage women and empower women. As August 26 approaches, we would like to show case 10 wonderful non profit organizations in Nepal that have aimed towards women equality, empowerment, safety and encourage the women of Nepal.
The National Women’s History Alliance formerly, the National Women’s History Project, is a leader in promoting Women’s History and is committed to the goals of education, empowerment, equality, and inclusion. Started in 1980, in Santa Rose, California by Molly Murphy MacGregor, Mary Ruthsdotter, Maria Cuevas, Paula Hammett, and Bette Morgan to broadcast women’s historical achievements, it has been able to complete many projects on women empowerment. It is also nationally recognized with:
– The National Association for Multicultural Education Award
– The Jessie Bernard Wise Women Award from the Center for Women Policy Studies
– The National Education Association’s prestigious Mary Hatwood Furtrell Award
– The Myra Sadker Equity Award for their work in achievement in gender equity
This Self Defense Training Center for Women Empowerment is dealing with one very important aspect of women empowerment. In many countries no matter how developed, there is certainly a sense of danger when it comes to safety. Keeping this in mind, this organization has aimed on providing Self-defense training to women. Self defense training not only provides safety to women but also provides confidence in women.
SABAH (SAARC BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF HOME BASED WORKERS) NEPAL is social business organization which works toward strengthening the livelihoods of financially deprived and marginalized women home-based workers in Nepal. It has been zeroing in on its mission of empowering the rural and urban poor women working in informal sector through economic self-sufficiency. the organization is completely owned and operated by its women members. With 3,500 women members, there are many training programs to encourage women in becoming independent and confident.
Women Empowerment Center works towards empowering women with the power and means to make decision, build self-confidence, gender equality in every aspect. Their motto “Learn and Work together” aims in bringing the women community together to encourage each other by providing various skills and personality development training to boost self-empowerment and confidence.
A non profit organization that started in 2016 by a group of Dalit women social activist and political leaders with the mission to support Dalit women leaders. Experiencing exclusion and discrimination that affected many Dalit women in Nepal, the seven founder wanted to pool their resources and setup a small office in Kathmandu. Today The CDWN is helping develop a legacy of Dalit women representatives, lobby Parliament to enact policies that help Dalit women and support the victims of discrimination through legal support.
Women Empowerment Action Forum (WEAF) Nepal is a social service based organization that activates needy people. With the goal to provide strategic interventional theories to the people to provide them the ability to solve their issues themselves rather than providing packages.
Her Farm, starting in 2005, is 100% woman-operated. Here, not only do the women tend to the typical farming chores, they are also training and becoming employed in the fields of digital and visual arts. Her Farm operates a small film and photography studio, an FM radio studio, and an event photography business. These projects are all based on-site in the Community / Emergency Center at Her Farm.
With many programs and awards like FM Radio Studio, Her Farm Films, and The Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal in 2010, Her Farm has been able to successfully progress its mission towards women empowerment.
Based in Pokhara and established in 1,999, empowering Women of Nepal has been a non profit command that has aimed to improve the life of Nepali women and girls through adventure sports and tourism. Founded by three Nepali sisters, Lucky, Dicky and Nicky Chhetei, EWN non profit organization provides women with many training programs like Trekking Guide Training and Rock Climbing, which include cross cultural communication, leadership training, basic English conversation and many more.
They have also aimed in promoting awareness on Women’s health issues, hygiene and sanitation, and environmental awareness.
Local Women Handicrafts was originally founded in 2008 by Nasreen Sheikha as a small shop in Kathmandu when she was just a teenager. With the vision of providing opportunity, skills, and a sense of dignity; and to spread the model of empowerment across the world to women who have been marginalized and exploited, Local Women Handicraft’s goal is to empower 10,000 women in the world’s poorest regions by 2025 and create a textile industry that honors sustainability, human rights and dignity.
Today they have a wonderful assortments of Hemp yoga-mats, laptop sleeve bags, handbags, wool slippers, pashmina scarf and so much more.
Women Entrepreneurs Association of Nepal (WEAN) was established in 1987 as an autonomous, voluntary and non-profit organization by a group of prominent Nepalese Women Entrepreneurs who shared a common vision of supporting other women to set up new business enterprises and grow in their established businesses.
WEAN intends to increase women’s participation in economic enterprises through its various activities of integrated programs of Training, Research & development, Networking.
- Increase economic opportunities and create awareness among women entrepreneurs
- Enhance business skills of potential and existing women entrepreneurs
- Develop and upgrade skills of women entrepreneurs according to market needs
- Advocate the roles & rights of women entrepreneurs in the nation building