Basic Homestay Training At Dagam, Tanahun

In order to develop and promote community- based enterprise Empowering Women of Nepal (EWN) organized a three day “Basic Homestay Training” for 24 participants of Dagam village in Tanahun district of Nepal. This training course was funded by 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking (P) Ltd.

cooking class

 

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Situation of Girls and Women in Nepal

Girls and women in Nepal, and especially those living in rural areas, continue to face discrimination and violence due to the patriarchal culture and their lack of knowledge and skills, psychological support, and economic opportunities.

In Part 3 of the Constitution of Nepal, under Fundamental Rights and Duties, Article 18 refers to the “Right to Equality”.  However, in practice this “right” is limited to the paper it is written on.

Despite significant efforts from the Government of Nepal (GoN), international agencies, non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations, Nepali girls and women continue to face major socio-economic discrimination.

“If a family has a chance of sending one of their children to a private school, it would almost certainly be a boy and not a girl.  Boys are encouraged to speak their minds and get higher education and skills for employment, while girls are told to be submissive and do what their parents, families or guardians want. As teenagers, young girls are told to think about their future marriage”, says one of our participants from Mugu.

According to an article by the State Department (Nepal 2016 Human Rights Report)  “Early and forced marriage, and rape and domestic violence against women, including dowry-related deaths, remains a serious problem.”

In an online article of My Republica, dated 24 October 2016, Ms. Bhagawati Ghimire (Acting Chairperson of the National Women’s Commission) states “Gender based violence is an increasing trend. It has been prevalent in society in the past and continues to thrive in the present day too.”   Furthermore she states, “Women are compelled to tolerate the domestic violence because they aren’t self dependent. Having no rights over parental property and lacking job opportunities, women are forced to endure the violence silently.”

At EWN girls and women are given ample opportunities to speak up against injustice, discrimination and violence. With various training courses girls and women not only gain knowledge and skills – they learn to be assertive, they recognize their inner strengths, they take charge of their own lives, and they lead by example.

 

References:

https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/265756.pdf

http://www.myrepublica.com/news/7896/

Basic Female Trekking Guide Training Aug/Sep 2017

We congratulate 41 dedicated participants from 13 districts of Nepal who are participating in EWN’s Female Trekking Guide training.
Female trekking guides are still not regarded as a “decent” job for women in Nepal. These courageous young women are not only challenging themselves, but breaking gender barriers.
They are learning, growing, and working together in solidarity with one goal to take charge of their lives.
This training is financially supported by 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking (P) Ltd.

15th Annual General Meeting

16th July: EWN conducted its 15th Annual General Meeting(AGM) on Sunday 16th July, 2017 in  the presence of honorable chief guest Mrs. Pushpa Ghale Pahari ( newly elected member of Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan city Wards). The purpose of the meeting was to inform local government organizations, civil society, EWN advisors, Board Members and the general public about EWN’s annual activities and budget summary from July 2016 to 15th July 2017 and also to introduce the organizations budget plan for the year July 2017 to July 2018.

On the same meeting four scholarship granted students from EWN who secured good grades A and B+ in this year SEE result were also rewarded with prize.

 

Girls and Boys Leadership Program at Shree Rameshwori Secondary School

We have successfully completed GOAL “Be Yourself” session at Shree Rameshwori Secondary School in 7th July, 2017 with the help our three facilitators. We are immensely grateful to Cottier Donze Foundation for their financial support.