EWN Board members 2 days trip to Gandruk and Kusma. On the first day of program, EWN President, Dicky Karki Chhetri congratulated with shawls to our board members –EWN Joint Secretary Mrs. Binita Adhikari Baral for successfully completing two terms of tenure of Bangladi Ama Samuha and Mrs. Manu Gurung for summiting the Dampus (Thapa) Peak (6012 m) Expedition Trip organized by NMA Gandaki Province; and best wishes to Mrs. Bishnumaya Subedi and Mrs. Mithu Lamichhane for being nominated as the President of Bangladi Credit and Saving Cooperative and Bangladi Ama Samuha respectively. Thanks to Mrs. Tara Gurung, EWN Sub Treasurer for coordinating this pleasant trip.
EWN organized Rock Climbing Training –Sport for Development. 75 trainees took part in Rock Climbing Training. During the course of training the basic knowledge including the theoretical and practical techniques of rock climbing were provided to the trainees. We are thankful to Laureus Sport for Good and The SOL Foundation for providing us such opportunities for our girls’ empowerment.
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Pokhara, Nepal– Lucky Chhetri, Chief Executive Director of 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking (P) Ltd. pioneer in the promotion of female trekking guides in the Himalayas has been selected as the 1st runner up in the Leadership Commitment category at the inaugural Asia-Pacific Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Awards ceremony on December 15 in Bangkok, Thailand.
“Women do not need sympathy, they need education and opportunity. It prepares women in building on their natural skills to gain economic independence and challenge discrimination in the job market.”
Our mission is to help foster the growth of independent, self sufficient, decision making women by encouraging self empowerment. EWN is dedicated to improving the world one woman and one girl at a time.
The company has a strong commitment and aims to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality. The company ensures an environment free of violence and a gender friendly workplace.
This first edition of the Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards was presented by UN Women through the WeEmpowerAsia project, for which the European Union is a partner and donor. The awards recognized innovations in the private sector that promote gender equality in six categories: Leadership Commitment, Youth Leadership, Gender-inclusive Workplace, Gender-responsive Marketplace, Community and Industry Engagement, and COVID-19 Action.
The Leadership Commitment category recognized leaders in corporations who have been instrumental in setting strong corporate commitments inclusive of progressive policies, regulations or practices that aim to promote gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and/or community. This includes company leaders taking specific roles and responsibilities in promoting gender equality within the company and making public commitments or delivering gender sensitive messages to the public.
The WEPs is a joint initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact aimed at empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors and outlines seven steps for businesses to achieve that in the workplace, marketplace and community. To date, more than 3,800 companies around the world are signatories to the WEPs, and the Asia-Pacific alone has a total of over 900 signatories registered.
For more information, please read the official press release about UN Women 2020 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards regional ceremony published on the website of UN Women Asia and the Pacific.
About 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking (PVT) LTD
3 Sisters Adventure Trekking (PVT) LTD is a trekking agency which specializes in offering trained female guides and assistant guides working in co-operation with Empowering Women of Nepal (EWN), aiming to empower women through adventure tourism and offering employment, and entrepreneurial opportunities to marginalized or disadvantaged women from all over Nepal.
WeEmpowerAsia is a UN Women programme funded by and in partnership with the European Union that seeks to increase the number of women who lead and participate in business in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. For more information, visit http://weempowerasia.org
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Lucky Karki Chhetri
3 Sisters Adventure Trekking (PVT) LTD
EWN conducted 1 day” Time Well Shared “art competition for the local children age 4 to 16. They have been at home since more than 3 months so to boost their skills in drawing arts we organize this competition. Social distancing measures were followed, masks were given to wear, hand was sanitized and other resources needed in class were provided. They were excited to be part of this competition during this epidemic situation.