Women Empowerment Programme
Community Discussion Center in Dailekh. Photo by: Aarati Sharma/Oxfam
In Nepal, like elsewhere, the struggle for gender equality is a key to poverty eradication. Though Nepalese women nowadays have more access to education, health care services and job opportunities, gender disparities remain. About two thirds of female adults are illiterate and sixty percent of girls in Nepal do not have access to secondary education.
The untapped contribution of women is a priority for Oxfam therefore the Gender Justice programme works with partner organizations that focus on female participation in development, gender equality, legal reform, and ending violence against women. We put women’s rights at the heart of all our programmes.
Creating Spaces to Take Action on Violence Against Women and Girls
This project is implemented in Rautahat, Banke, Dailekh, and Baitadi districts to reduce violence against women and girls, child, early and forced marriages through coordinated prevention and response initiatives. A total of 180 community discussion centers (CDCs) have been formed for women and girls to discuss issues that deprive from their rights.
Projects in the past
- My Rights My Voice (MRMV)
- Food Security Governance Project (FSG)
- Women’s Leadership Programme (WLP)
- Strengthening women’s political participation and leadership in 2017 local and provincial elections
- Child Workers in Nepal Concerned Centre (CWIN)
- Women’s Association for Marginalised Women (WAM)
- Rural Development Centre (RDC)
- Mahila Utthan Samaj
- Social Awareness Concerned Center (SAC)
- Everest Club
- Women’s Skill Creation Centre (WOSCC)
- Jagaran Nepal
- Sancharika Samuha
- Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO)