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Programs

A. Socioeconomic Empowerment Program for Women and Marginalized (SEWAM) 2011-2015

WPD Nepal believes that development programs should have many dimensions and approaches. The interventions for economic empowerment have been focused on women and marginalized people of rural Nepal. Agriculture being the mainstay of the country's economy development, WPD-Nepal has focused more on this sector for the economic empowerment of the women and marginalized from rural parts of the country.

Women farmers despite having traditional skills need new expertise and knowledge for increasing production both in quantitative and qualitative terms. Moreover, they need an efficient and effective marketing mechanism to optimize the benefits of their products. WPD Nepal merges micro credit interventions with agro-based entrepreneurship through the Socioeconomic Empowerment Program for Women and Marginalized Program (SEWAM). The project, which is supported by World Accord Canada, is been implemented in 15 villages of four districts (Dhanusa, Sarlahi, Makwanpur, and Chitwan) of central region. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.Capacity building of Women leaders for Peace and Democratic Nepal

WPD-Nepal has been organizing capacity building programs for women political leaders, young women and marginalized groups, civil society organizations and the media with the support of Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ), University of San Diego, CA. Programs. The action resulted in increased knowledge, skills and techniques to address conflict resolution, negotiation and peace building. Enhanced opportunities for building and managing inclusive working relationships with diverse actors, and strengthen inclusive, democratic constituencies for development and enhanced community capacity for peace. The participants and their broader networks were able to better understand and contribute to conflict mitigation, build civil society and engage in peaceful democratic processes through women’s rights, social support and micro-credit assistance for sexually-abused women and single women (widows), inclusion of Dalit concerns in the constitution, enhancing communication of issues from rural and remote districts to the capital, and fostering youth participation in decision making.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. Control Arms Campaign

WPD Nepal has been working on control arms campaign to educate and create awareness about illegal possession and trade of small arms and other portable lethal weapons in Nepal and its impact of proliferation and misuse of Small Arms and Light Weapons on Women and girls. The Control Arms Campaign has been supported by International Action Network for Small Arms and Quaker United Nations Office, Geneva. WPD Nepal is a member of IANSA women network and Nepal Working Group on Armed Violence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D. Nepal Earthquake Relief and Reconstruction Project

Nepal was completely shaken by the earthquake that occurred on 25h of April 2015. The earthquake killed more than 8,000 people and injured more than 23,000. More than 600,000 houses have been completely or partially destroyed and have affected the lives of around eight million people from 39 districts. Despites the initiatives undertaken by the Nepalese government the work to be done are immense. Therefore, the Nepal Earthquake Relief and Reconstruction Project was initiated by Women for Peace and Democracy Nepal (WPD Nepal) to serve women and marginalized communities of Sindhupalchowk distict. The project has been supported by World Accord, Canada, HOPE International Development Agency, Canada, Westminster College: Making Lives Better, United States, Naya Yuva& Help for Nepal, United Kingdom, Mr Gem Pradhan, Mrs Asha Pradhan, , Mrs. Bindiya Joshi and Mr. Chandra Man Gurung to improve the ability of the women and marginalized affected by providing emergency shelters and food relief and by providing temporary shelters in Sindhupalchowk and Nuwakot districts of central Nepal. The relief program supported more than 4000 people affected with relief items like tarpaulin, rice, snacks, medicines, stationaries and clothes in Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot, Gorkha, Dolakha and Syangja. The project is now building 83 temporary shelters in Sindhupalchowk.