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Partnership

WPD-Nepal takes partnership seriously. WPD-Nepal is ready for cooperation with all other organizations and groups with the similar objectives. WPD- Nepal has established previous partnerships at the national and international levels, and continues to welcome partners that believe and share the same vision.

In partnership with community based organizations, WPD-Nepal has established Women Peace Groups (WPG) to develop women leadership at the grassroots level and to improve women’s access to and control over local resources. These groups have opened an avenue to foster transparency in local government. The Groups have provided a platform for active participation of women in arbitration, settlement of disputes, fighting against alcoholism, gender based violence etc. These groups have also provided a platform to negotiate public resources from government and non-government agencies and increase local capacity to develop formal linkages with bodies such as Village Development Committees and District Development Committee in their respective districts. WPGs are given empowerment packages with information about planning and budgeting within VDCs and poverty reduction projects of line agencies. In addition, these groups have helped women identify problems within their areas and seek solutions through dialogues with relevant agencies. For example, discussions about issues such as violence against women, trafficking, and women’s legal rights have resulted to greater awareness amongst members of WPGs and society in large.

 

Partners of WPD-Nepal

International Partners

  1. World Accord, Canada
  2. HOPE International Development Agency, Canada
  3. Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego, United States
  4. Control Arms Coalition, United States
  5. Westminster college: Making Lives Better
  6. Naya Yuva & Help for Nepal, United Kingdom

National Partners

  1. SHAAF-Nepal, Kathmandu
  2. Rural Development Foundation, Janakpur
  3. Manabiya Shrot Bikas Kendra, Pokhara
  4. Nariship Srijana Kendra, Makwanpur
  5. RuralWomen Network (RUWON) Nepal, Kathmandu
  6. Raksha Nepal, Kathmandu

Community Partners

  1. Manakamana Mutual Development organization
  2. Darpan Mutual Development organization
  3. Tharu sanskritik sanghralaya
  4. Manav Chahari Sangh
  5. Rural Development Foundation

We partner with individuals, organizations those who are like-minded and respect and work accordingly to our vision and mission.

 

Programs

  1. Socioeconomic Empowerment of Women and Marginalized (SEWAM) ( Two year program, 2011-2013) supported by World Accord, Canada

 

Short term Programs

  • Organizes continuous workshops, seminars and trainings for women politicians and civil society for promoting peace building process with Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ), University of San Diego, CA.
    • A Roundtable with International Peacemakers on “ Women for Peace – Women for Action’ was organized on February 1, 2011 with civil society women leaders in Kathmandu, Nepal.
    • A Roundtable with International Women Peacemakers on “Women in Action for Peace building, Locally and Internationally” was organized on January 30, 2011 with women leaders of Makwanpur in Central Development Region of Nepal.
    • A Roundtable with International Women Peacemakers on “Women in Action for Peace building, Locally and Internationally” was organized on January 28, 2011 with women caucus group and Constituent Assembly Members in Kathmandu, Nepal
    • Participatory workshop on “Women Peace and Security: Essentials in Accountable, Inclusive Governance” was organized on November 12, 2010 with women political leaders.
  • Organizes workshops and seminars for reducing armed violence and promoting development supported by Disarmament and Peace, Quaker United Nations Office, Geneva. A regional level seminar on “Armed Violence and Development” is going to be organized from March 15-18, 2011.

 

Working Group Member

  • WPD Nepal is one of the member of Nepal working group on Small Arms and other portable lethal weapons which was jointly facilitated by United Nations Regional Center for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific, Kathmandu and UNICEF