Many women and girls in Nepal—specifically the traditionally excluded groups of home-based workers; women living with HIV; rural women; survivors of trafficking; conflict affected women; and returnee women migrant workers—do not have access and ownership of resources, access to political and decision-making processes, nor equipped with the confidence and skills to effectively participate. Additionally, these women have minimal influence in the private economic sector. Therefore, their needs are not recognized, their rights are not respected, and their voices are not heard.
SABAH Nepal is leading a consortium of six national organizations working with excluded women’s groups to implement the “Developing the Leadership Capacity of Networks of Excluded Women in Nepal” under the framework of the programme: “Advancing Women’s Economic Empowerment (AWEE)” in partnership with UN Women Nepal. The project which is funded by Embassy of Finland aims to empower 180 excluded women from six districts of Nepal to ensure their voice, agency and participation in local and national decision-making processes.