Nepal is a country of great geographic, cultural, ethnic and religious diversity. However, it is also a highly patriarchal society, where women are discriminated against in almost all aspects of life (see also women & children issues).
The Women’s Foundation Nepal is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation helping women and children in Nepal who are victims of violence, abuse and poverty. WFN was established in 1988 by a group of professional Nepalese women.
- Shelter Home & support: To provide a safe Shelter Home, which provides all needs. Medical, psychological and legal support to women and children who are victims of violence, abuse and/or poverty.
- Access to education/training: To provide survivors of violence or abused women and children with access to kindergarten, school and university education as well as various skills training and empowerment programs.
- Leverage self-dependent business: To enhance access to micro-credits and to promote local business and savings schemes for women.
- Equal rights: To work toward the elimination of gender bias in laws, rules and regulations and to lobby for equal participation for women at all levels of government and decision-making.
We want women to be strong, independent and to decide for their future themselves. We want women to play an integral role in shaping the future of Nepal, hand in hand with the men.