When women assume decision- making positions through processes of community inclusiveness, they can be powerful forces for change. They can challenge oppressive attitudes, behaviors and values, and transform the way power is exerted and perceived. SABAH Nepal imparts various leadership skills to women home based-workers through various training, workshops and exposures. The aim is to empower women and improve quality of life for them and their families by creating opportunities to enter the commercial sector as well as to lead the community development. Through training courses, women will learn financial and technical skills so they can create textiles and other marketable crafts, eventually enabling them to generate their own income.


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.