Economic independence of 53 women with disabilities in the districts of in Kathmandu, Nawalparasi, Surkhet, Sindhupalchok, Morang and Jhapa of Nepal.

Establishment of a Hostel for women with disabilities (WWDs) in 2005 for their security and rehabilitation - over 100 WWDs have enjoyed their services.  

NDWA advocacy has contributed to that the new legislation enforces all new public infrastructures to be disabled friendly. 

 

Nepal Disabled Women Association (NDWA)

Introduction:

Nepal Disabled Women Association (NDWA) was established in 2054 (1998) adopting the values of the fundamental rights and  responsibilities provided by the constitution of Nepal in order to support Women with Disabilities (WWDs) to pursue their rights, and provide them protection and livelihood support. Unless WWDs from all sections of the Nepalese community get understanding of their human rights, particularly as ensured by the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and exercise them, their lives will not be bright and prosperous. Thus, NDWA promotes the program to build the capacity of the WWDs living in both urban and remote areas of the country in order to make them capable and empowered so that they will be able to take initiative to exercise their rights. It is vital to empower women from other disadvantaged communities such as women with disabilities from Dalit and Madhesi to build their self- esteem and confidence. In this context, NDWA has an important role to advocate on the issues of WWDs, such as rights to education, health,  employment, rehabilitation and social security. NDWA seeks to create and lead a nationwide network of self-help groups of WWDs to achieve its mission.

Objectives:

  • To advocate & participate in policy making process for   the rights of WWDs.
  • To advocate for the implementation of policies relates to   WWDs.
  • To sensitize society, including the state, to develop   positive attitudes towards WWD’s issues & rights.
  • To empower WWDs through capacity building
  • To provide safe houses to WWDs –rehabilitation, social   security and shelter
  • To provide vocational skills, occupational training for   employment, income generation, enterprise development   &  livelihoods
  • To strengthen WWD’s network & institution at all levels

 

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