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Centre for Women’s Awareness and Development

Kathmandu, Nepal
Joined August 2020

Established in 1997, Centre for Women's Awareness and Development (CWAD), is a leading organization working for the protection and promotion of women and children's human rights in Nepal.

Presence in: Nepal
Focus: Citizenship & Identification, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Women's Rights

Established in 1997, Centre for Women’s Awareness and Development (CWAD), is a leading organization working for the protection and promotion of women and children and marginalized community’s human rights in Nepal. CWAD believes that violation of women’s civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, in formal and informal institutions, perpetuates vicious cycle of violence against them. Guided by human rights based integrated approach and feminist perspective, CWAD’s works encompasses grassroots to national and international level policy advocacy, networking, capacity building and developing women’s agencies. Working with duty bearers at all levels to create support mechanisms to improve access to justice, peace, and good governance and policy intervention for women, children and marginalized communities also characterizes CWAD engagement.

CWAD envisions a society where every individual especially women, children and marginalized people are aware of their rights and enjoy their right to dignified life. CWAD focuses on promotion of women, children and marginalized people’s right for the sustainable development and social justice. CWAD facilitates to enhance women, children and marginalized people’s agency and power within for their economic, social and cultural rights and gender equality.

Vision:

Envisions a society where every individual especially woman, children and marginalized people are aware of their rights and enjoy their right to dignified life.

Mission:

Focuses on promotion of women, girls, children and marginalized people’s right for the sustainable development and social justice.

People Associated With This Organization

CWAD Empowerment

Nepal  
Centre for Women’s Awareness and... (Unverified)
Joined August 2020
Interests: Family, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Other, Women's Rights
Established in 1997, Centre for Women's Awareness and Development (CWAD), is a leading organization working for the protection and promotion of women and children's human rights in Nepal. CWAD believes that violation of women's civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, in formal and informal institutions, perpetuates vicious cycle of violence against them. Guided by human rights based integrated approach and feminist perspective, CWAD's works encompasses grassroots to national and international level policy advocacy, networking, capacity building and developing women's agencies. Working with duty bearers at all levels to create support mechanisms to improve access to justice, peace, and good governance and policy provisions for women, girls, children and marginalized communities also characterizes CWAD’s engagement.

Dr Anita Shrestha

Nepal  
Centre for Women’s Awareness and...
Joined August 2020
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Women's Rights
Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Expert of Centre for Women's Awareness and Development (CWAD) National level non -government . Developer of strategic plan of development organization with Human right perspective and play supportive leadership role for achieving the goal and mission of my organization (CWAD) . Skill and knoledge on facilitating, supporting and guiding strategically to organizational development and management, program development and monitoring, for strengthening communication and fund raising . Advise and inputs on stratrategic vison for Access to Justice to empower the marginalized women and children. Developed and handling the project on "A Campaign for Institutionalizing Legal Empowerment in Nepal" the project is implementing from 2017 to 2020at local level governance . Capacity building of local level governance executive membes and ward level member on social and economic empowerment and legal empowerment for women empowerment. Expertise on Policy and plan development with gender equality and social inclusion perspective . Advocacy and network building through mediation skill for Access to Justice .
Dr Anita Shrestha is the network champion (main point of contact) for Centre for Women’s Awareness and Development.

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