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Women’s Rehabilitation Center (WOREC)

Lalitpur, Nepal
Joined April 2016
Presence in: Nepal
Focus: Citizenship & Identification, Gender-based violence, Health, Labor & Employment, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice

Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC) is a non-governmental organization working for the protection and promotion of human rights. Established in 1991, WOREC is one of the leading national organizations that works to prevent violence against women, its causes and consequences, and to ensure economic, social and cultural well-being of women as well as other marginalized groups by promoting their access to rights and social justice.

The mission of the organization is to continue campaign for the promotion of human rights and sustainable community development based on social justice.

People Associated With This Organization

Nita Pokhrel

Women’s Rehabilitation Center...
Joined April 2016
Interests: Gender-based violence
I am a law practitioner and a human rights activist working in the field of gender based violence and foreign labour migration in Nepal since 2012. I am an advocate and hold a LL.M degree in Human Rights and Gender Justice from Purbanchal University, Nepal. I have worked as a trainee lawyer with Shilpi Jain & Company at New Delhi, India, for three years, from 2005. At present, I am working as a Legal Officer at Women's Rehabilitation Center (WOREC). After joining WOREC, I have actively been participating to ensure women's rights in the constitution. As part of the organization, we had initiated collective campaign to pressurize the government to issue citizenship in the name of mother, among many other gender issues.

I am also one of the pleaders on the PIL filed by WOREC in which the Apex Court of Nepal directed the government to formulate laws on the protection of rape victims and the children born to them.

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Nita Pokhrel is the network champion (main point of contact) for Women’s Rehabilitation Center (WOREC).

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