legal assistance – 1
Fight for right and increase awareness
Since 1988, the Women’s Foundation Nepal has provided legal assistance to thousands of women and girls across Nepal. The assistance is in the form of advice, legal representation and payment of court fees. We provide continuous support even if the case is appealed to a higher court.
The legal assistance program remains one of WFN’s busiest and most successful programs, with an average of 5 to 7 women visiting one of the offices daily to seek legal assistance. The demand for legal advice has steadily increased, requiring WFN to expand its legal service to 2 lawyers.
In 2019 WFN won 62 cases and registered 107 new cases in court. Most of the cases relate to divorce, violence and property rights. Many of our cases are resolved through mediation allowing the cases to be resolved quickly and efficiently.