Distribution of relief materials in different districts of Nepal

The extension of lockdown as a measure to slowdown the spread of the disease has been rising a problem to the people in need. In this regards, the Women’s Foundation has been distributing food relief package to families’  (house to house and door to door) who are affected by the lockdown. We have already distributed relief food packages to the families in Sunsari district affected by the lockdown. The relief distribution program in various districts of Nepal Bhaktapur, Jhapa 1 and Jhapa 2 is ongoing.   

And it is all possible with the support bighearted donors, friends and family of the Foundation. We thank you all our donors, friends, staffs and local people for supporting our program to make it more effective to reach people in need in such difficult time.  

 

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Relief Distribution Program

The lockdown restrictions were effective from April 29, 2021 and still we are in lockdown. This second wave of Covid-19 pandemic has plunged one of the poorest nations in Asia, Nepal into a public health disaster. As the pandemic worsens, needs are growing. Putting into consideration for the food insecurity to the population, who are having difficulties, the Women’s Foundation has been distributing the Food Relief Packages primarily to single women, daily working women, poor, people with disabilities and people in need. Distributing Food Relief Packages for the families in need who are affected by COVID-19 Pandemic is the main goal of this program. With food supplies, we will be able to help the vulnerable people who are excessively affected in the community.
 
If you would like to support our program in supporting Food Relief Packages and Critical Medical Supplies, please email us. We would be very grateful for your assistance in this program.
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Skill Development Training

Skill Development Training in Bhaktapur District, supported by Global Women’s Project. The main objective of this project is to make women face challenges by strengthening collective self-help capacities leading to their empowerment through participations and trainings for income generation. The beneficiaries would be skilled in sewing, doll making , art & craft etc.

This training is helping women to empower economically, because it shapes women’s choices of occupations, jobs and places of work. We heartily want to thank Global Women’s Project  for supporting this course and therefore realizing skill development for the participants.

 

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Celebration of Women’s Day

The theme of Women’s day 2021 is: Women in leadership: achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world. This year’s International Women’s Day campaign has chosen the theme #ChooseToChallenge with the idea that a challenged world is an alert world and individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions. “We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality,” “We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.” WFN actively participated and coordinated in the concerned activities in the day. 

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Tailoring Training for Women

The WFN organized tailoring training for women ( 02 oct 2020 to 28 feb 2021) of “masks making and more” for women. The training has been organized through a supportive co-operation with the GESPA-Germany. The opening ceremony was inaugurated by the Ms. Kamal Upreti, president of WFN along with the great presence of the executive members of WFN, social activists, youth leaders and members of WFN.
 
The training has been started to build securing economic sustainability for Nepalese women. Secondly, this training will make them independent and self-sustained to make their future better. The key of success of this project is to develop a new generation of women with better opportunity for sustaining their life during this challenging situations. There are 15 participants (women) who will be directly benefited from the training. The basic training was provided for the women before. We believe this advanced training will enhance their knowledge, skill and capacity.
 
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Dashain Celebration

Dashain is one of the biggest festivals in Nepal and was celebrated at the end of October. At WFN we celebrated by putting a tika on the forehead and getting blessings from the elders.

Children from the shelter home came to the solidarity home and received a tika and blessings from Kamala Upreti, president of WFN and Devendra Parajuli, program supervisor of WFN.

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Legal Case: Victim Seeking Justice

Rayan (changed name) started looking to fall in love with a girl, who according to him could be his prospective wife. He fell in love with a girl named Rosani (Changed name). Initial years of relationship went really smooth between them. The family members had a meeting and confirmed their marriage when they would reach the age they could legally marry. Inappropriately when a girl became 24 years, family of boy side changed their decision. They dominated girl’s family as being poor.

Rayan’s parents pressurized him not to get married with the girl. Knowing the strong opposition, the loving couple, finding no other way. They decided to end their lives for heavenly abode and to commit suicide together. The couple concluded to commit suicide by consuming poison after the family of Rayan opposed their alliance. They went in the jungle of Ithari. Before suicidal attempt, boy demanded for physical relationship. When she didn’t agree, he forced her and gave her poison at first. He then ran away from there.

After getting information about the incident, the local community took her to the hospital at the earliest possible moment, irrespective of the amount and nature of poison ingested. She was taken to hospital. In hospital also boy’s parents gave her mental torture and abuse her emotionally. WFN district office has filed a case against Rayan. WFN has been strongly and actively presented case on court for the punishment of culprits.

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Masks-Making at WFN


WHO’s guidance and advice on the use of masks to protect against and limit the spread of COVID-19. By contrast, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now advises the wearing of cloth masks.Due to COVID-19, demand for cloth masks is high .That’s why the Women’s Foundation is working to produce high-quality cloth masks Dr. Krimarli who has done several research papers on masks which show that cotton masks can protect up to 75%. Providing a space for a filter can increase this protection. Adding an additional filtration insert significantly improves the protective factor of a cloth masks.

The women were provided with mask making training. This is a job that can earn good money while the women work at home to support themselves and their families. In this way they can become self-sufficient.

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May 1, International Labor Day

May 1 , International Labour day: COVID crisis has already put many Nepali labours out of work. For daily wage workers, lockdown is more dangerous than the corona virus. Daily wage labourers are among the hardest hit by the restrictions. The situation is very uncertain and it’s difficult to survive for them due to lack of food.

The Women’s Foundation is doing our best to feed the hungry coordinating with the locals and distributing the cooked food for more than 650 people per day where the hungry people can be ascertained with effective distribution via Open Heart Kitchen.

Happy international labor day to all workers out there. Let’s recognize the efforts of all those who work tirelessly and build a place worth living .

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