About us

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’s and children’s 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 and support: To provide a secure shelter home that caters to the comprehensive needs of women and children affected by violence, abuse, and/or poverty, offering essential medical, psychological, and legal assistance.

Access to education and training: To provide women who are survivors of violence and abuse with skills training and empowerment programs, and children with access to kindergarten, school and university education.

Leverage self-dependent business: To increase 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.



  • Shelter homes: Three shelter homes housing more than 120 children and more than 30 women

  • Childcare centers: Two centres, one in Jhapa in the eastern part of Nepal, and the other in Kathmandu caring for between 40 and 60 children aged 1–6 years

  • Non-violent school: Teaching over 450 children up to 10th grade

  • Micro-Credits in 2013: 235 women (in total 3,000 women)

  • Vocational training: 300 qualified trainers in the Nepalese Rural Women Program who go on to teach almost 1,000 women in each of their respective districts

  • Legal assistance (mediation and lawsuits): Over 300 cases annually

  • Scholarships: More than 1,000 in total

  • Support of poor, mentally sick, disabled families: More than 500 in total


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