Women for Human RightsWe work to empower single women economically, politically, socially and culturally.
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Women For Human Rights, single women group (WHR) is a nongovernmental organization. WHR was established in 1996 to fight for socio-cultural, economic and political rights of single women of Nepal. WHR strives to create a just and equitable society where there will be “no discrimination on the basis of marital status”.
WHR has been a pioneer in addressing single women’s issues and has worked in the area of socio-cultural, economic, legal and political empowerment of single women.
A humanitarian organization, WHR is 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 an impartial society where the lives of single women are strengthened and empowered.
Single Women all over Nepal gain economic independence and are socially accepted with dignity and respect.
Work towards economic empowerment of single women for poverty reduction and facilitate and assists for the rights of single women entrepreneurs and home based single women workers.
Chhahari in Nepal take lead in building capacity and skills of single women to live an economically independent life Status of Single Women in Nepal More than 40% of single women in Nepal were married before the age of 20 years Around 67% of them are under 20-35 years old having 3-4 children in an average 29% of them are totally illiterate Only 2% of them have higher education 20% of single women members have migrated and displaced due to the conflict.
Over the course of fulfilling their basic needs and fighting for their fundamental rights, single women have to fight several crises and difficulty. So, WHR works to empower single women to fight the negative impacts in terms of Education, Health, Gender Inequality, Internal Migration, Feminization of Poverty and Sexual Violence.