38th Basic Female Trekking Guide Training


EWN would like to congratulate all 36 participants from 12 different districts of Nepal who have successfully completed 38th Basic Female Trekking Guide Training. This one month intensive training covered the topics related to trekking, tourism, leadership, empowerment, health and basic English communication.

We are grateful to our volunteers from Canada and Netherlands for their generous efforts, encouragement and support to our trainees. This training was funded by 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking Pvt. Ltd.


Basic Homestay Training

On 17-19 Nov and 23-25 Nov, 2017 EWN successfully conducted three days Basic Homestay Training at Ghalel and Bhumdi, Kaski respectively. In terms to develop and promote community-based enterprise over the responsible tourism practices we provided these communities with Basic Homestay Training. The courses like Introduction to Tourists, Tourism, Homestay, Hospitality, Housekeeping, Personal and Environmental Hygiene, Financial Literacy, Basic English Class, Cooking Class were included in this training. This training course was funded by 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking (P) Ltd.

English class with Ana

Cooking class at Ghalel
Cooking class
English class
Group Photo with the President of EWN, Dicky Chhetri

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.





GOAL coach workshop

EWN organized “GOAL Training of Trainers” for 11 participants from the Solukhumbu district of Nepal.
We hope that these participants will deliver GOAL training and camps in their respective communities with the support of EWN team.
This training was funded by EWN’s Earthquake Relief Effort.




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We are proud to announce a successful GOAL Camp in the Gorkha District of Nepal for 30 girls and 20 boys.
Here is what our volunteer from the United States says, “As a volunteer, EWN gave me the opportunity to attend a 5 day GOAL Leadership training camp at Shree Bhagawati Higher Secondary School in the Gorkha District. During this program, two of the GOAL curriculum facilitators taught modules covering different aspect of leadership and equality, health education, money management, child rights, and goal setting. The dedication to learning in the classroom and through sports by both the facilitators and the students was inspiring, and there was great fun had by all.”
This camp was funded by EWN Earthquake Relief Fund.

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Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Camp

Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Camp in Pyuthan District, Nepal October 30th 2015: Empowering Women of Nepal (EWN) in collaboration with Peace Corps Nepal and Kalika Development Center (KDC) of Pyuthan district successfully organized its 4 days Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Camp. 16 young girls and 3 female chaperons from Bijaya Nagar, Dharampani and Bangesal VDC of Pyuthan participated in the program.

EWN’s GOAL facilitators Isha Pathak and Ekshana Karki, along with other facilitators from KDC, discussed and explored the following issues: girls’ rights, health, gender roles & challenges, leadership, child marriage, peer pressure and much more. The classes provided an interactive learning experience.

Child marriage is one of the critical issues in Pyuthan. Hence it was the centre topic for the girls to discuss. In addition, the facilitators realized that the girls had very limited knowledge regarding violence.

The girls enjoyed dancing, singing, making river trips, friendship bands, vision board, watching movies/ documentaries and sharing their first bus ride experiences.

We are grateful for this wonderful collaboration!

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