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Women Acting for Transformative Change (Women Act)

Kathmandu, Nepal
Joined November 2017

Our programs address critical issues of gender equality, empowerment of women, youth and marginalized people. We directly involve women, youth and marginalized communities in the law making processes.



Presence in: Nepal
Focus: Economic Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Governance, Peace-building, Women's Rights

Introduction

Women Act is a national level NGO established in 2007 as a network of 35 other grassroots NGOs’ and women networks to address gender inequality and for the empowerment of women, youths and marginalized population. Women Act believes that, for any country to become a more democratic and resilient society, it must give women, and those who come from historically marginalized groups equal access to resources and decision-making opportunities. Hence, gender equality and social inclusion is fundamental in achieving good governance, economic growth, and development of this country. The most significant strength of WA is its well established grassroot networks that include women led organizations/groups, social activists, local CBO’s, NGO’s, GO’s and other stakeholders across Nepal. Through decade long experience activities, campaigns and events, a strong relationship and network has been built; (i) at the national level with national and international development partners, political parties, top level party leaders, parliamentarians, various line ministries, policy makers, and (ii) at the sub-national level district government agencies, NGOs, legal and paralegal networks, grass-root organizations and community people.

Our Vision

Identity, dignity and equality of Nepalese women and youths.

Our Mission

Our mission is to attain gender-equality in Nepali society, to which end we focus our efforts on promoting the social, educational, economical, and political development of Nepalese women and youths, including advocating for women’s rights, eliminating discrimination against women including GBV, advancing women’s capacities and leadership skills, and amplifying their voices for peace and security at the national level.

Our Goal

With the skills, support and opportunities, women, youths and the people from the most marginalized communities are empowered, live in dignity and become leaders and change-makers in their communities and nation.

People Associated With This Organization

Srijana Adhikari

Nepal  
Women Acting for Transformative Change...
Joined November 2017
Interests: Economic Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Peace-building, Women's Rights
I am a women and political activist in Nepal. I am also the Founding and current Executive President of Women Act. I have completed M.A. in Sociology and Rural Development and Bachelor in Law. Since more than two decades, i have been working for gender equality and the empowerment of women, youth and marginalized population in Nepal. I have knowledge and skills on policy advocacy, legislative processes, GESI issues, leadership, advocacy and networking, project development and management etc.
Srijana Adhikari is the network champion (main point of contact) for Women Acting for Transformative Change (Women Act).

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