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Nepal Disabled Women Association

NDWA works to promote and protect the rights of women with disabilities with the major objectives of creating an inclusive and equitable, just, society for women with disabilities.



Presence in: Nepal
Focus: Other

Nepal Disabled Women Association (NDWA) was established in 2054 (1998) adopting the values of the fundamental rights and responsibilities provided by the constitution of Nepal in order to support Women with Disabilities (WWDs) to pursue their rights, and provide them protection and livelihood support. Unless WWDs from all sections of the Nepalese community get understanding of their human rights, particularly as ensured by the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and exercise them, their lives will not be bright and prosperous.

Thus, NDWA promotes the program to build the capacity of the WWDs living in both urban and remote areas of the country in order to make them capable and empowered so that they will be able to take initiative to exercise their rights. In this context, NDWA has an important role to advocate on the issues of WWDs, such as rights to education, health, employment, rehabilitation and social security. NDWA seeks to create and lead a nationwide network of self-help groups of WWDs to achieve its mission.

Vision

An inclusive and equitable, just, society where women with disabilities of Nepal are enjoying their dignified life.

Mission

To organise, empower and advocate for the provision and utilisation of the rights of girls/women with disabilities for their increased inclusion in all spheres of the society.

Objectives

  • To advocate & participate in policy making process for   the rights of WWDs.
  • To advocate for the implementation of policies relates to  WWDs.
  • To sensitize society, including the state, to develop   positive attitudes towards WWD’s issues & rights.
  • To empower WWDs through capacity building
  • To provide safe houses to WWDs –rehabilitation, social   security and shelter
  • To provide vocational skills, occupational training for   employment, income generation, enterprise development   &  livelihoods
  • To strengthen WWD’s network & institution at all levels

People Associated With This Organization

Nirmala Dhital

Nepal  
Nepal Disabled Women Association
Joined August 2018
Interests: Economic Empowerment
I am Nirmla Dhital, working as a Chairperson in Nepal Disabled woman Association (NDWA) since 2015 to till now. I have lost my left leg below the knee due to bone cancer when 12 year old. I have been involving in disability sectors since 19 years.
I am as a chief of executive board/ organization roles as a final decision maker, policy formulation, overall planning, strategy, proposal writing, report finalization, alternative bank account sign holder, monitoring and evaluation and provide guidance.
I am an energetic leader of the disability movement raising the voice for policy advocacy and lobby in disability related issues. I believe in capacity building of women with disabilities through economic empowerment, leadership & skill based training and participation. Along with government also should to make disabled friendly plan, policy and program as well as sufficient budget allocate for the enhance and inclusion of women/person with disabilities.

Shruti Shrestha

Nepal  
Nepal Disabled Women Association
Joined July 2019
Interests: Access to Information, Gender-based violence, Women's Rights
I am Shruti Shrestha, currently working as a program coordinator in Nepal Disabled Women Association under access to justice project for ensuring the rights of women with disabilities. I am a graduate student of MSW(Masters in Social Work) specialization in Mental Health from Tribhuwan University with more than 5year of experience in development sector. My University course in social work is empowering me with a fundamental understanding of development and social principles and the important relationship of the two in the real world. I have a keen interest to work in the development sector. I am a social work professional with acquired practical knowledge and experiences on Disability, youth, adolescent, Gender (Gender Based Violence, Gender Responsive Budgeting), legal justice, child rights, child labor, child sexual abuse, psychological first aid, research, monitoring and evaluation, Disaster Risk Management, documentation and women related issues.
Shruti Shrestha is the network champion (main point of contact) for Nepal Disabled Women Association.

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