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WOMEN FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, single women group (WHR)

"No discrimination on the basis of marital status"

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Women for Human Rights, single women group (WHR) is a Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to creating an active network of single women on a regional, national and international level. By working exclusively with and for them, WHR is dedicated to addressing the rights of single women and creating a just and equitable society where the lives of single women are strengthened and empowered.

International Level South Asian Regional Level National Level Regional Level District Level Grassroots Level

At Grassroots Level

WHR organizes single women in the VDCs and ward level in a group. These groups are trained in areas such as savings and credit, advocacy and Income Generating Activities (IGA). These groups have social mobilizers giving training classes to single women members. The single women groups are doing different campaigns at the local level to organize single women in groups believing group is strengthened.

At District level:

After the formation of single women groups in the VDCs and ward level, the executive committee of the single women district committee is formed. The executive committee comprises of single women representatives from the single women groups who are then responsible for training and informing other women in the district. At district level the single women groups work in close coordination with local level bodies and local stakeholders.

At Regional Level:

Each regional network is responsible for coordinating with the districts and monitoring the districts functions within that region. Regional level functions as the mediator between districts and the central level.

At National Level:

WHR at the National level works in close coordination with the Nepal governmental agencies and bodies along with the civil society organizations, international NGOs and media for mainstreaming single women in the development.

At South Asian Regional Level:

WHR also functions as the secretariat of South Asian Network for Widows’ Empowerment in Development (SANWED). The active organizations of South Asian Region working on the issues of widowhood are the network members. Through this network, the issues of widows in South Asia and global region are being lobbied and advocated to SAARC and international committee. Click here to learn more about SANWED

At International Level:

WHR has an ever-expanding network. In order to address the issues of the rights of the single women at a global level, WHR has been taking initiative of establishing WHR International Chapters in different countries.