WHR-Chhahari Takes Initiative in Providing Meals to Frontline Healthcare Workers

Women for Human Rights, Single Women Group (WHR)-Chhahari in coordination with Nepal Medical Association and Budhanilkantha Municipality among others has taken initiative in providing cooked hot meals to frontline healthcare workers in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.  As frontline healthcare workers like doctors, nurses, paramedics, ambulance drivers and staff managing dead bodies of COVID patients engage round the clock without …

‘Rape Laws in South Asian Insufficient, Inconsistent, and Poorly Enforced’

A new report has revealed that how laws on rape in South Asian countries, including Nepal, are insufficient, inconsistent, and not systematically enforced, putting women and girls at heightened risk of sexual violence. Jointly released by international women’s rights organization Equality Now and Dignity Alliance International, Sexual Violence in South Asia: Legal and Other Barriers to Justice for Survivors, focuses …

WHR Initiatives Procedure to Construct Her Story Park

Women for Human Rights, Single Women Group (WHR) has initiated procedure to construct a park dedicated for women named Her Story Park on 35 Ropanis of land at Tokha of Kathmandu district.  The park, which is envisioned by WHR Founder and Member of the National Human Rights Commission Lily Thapa, is meant to document and illustrate many uncovered and important …

Open House of WHR Documentation Center and Women’s Haat Bazar Organized

On the occasion of the 111th International Women’s Day, Women for Human Rights, Single Women Group (WHR), in its central office premises, has successfully held the open house of the Documentation Center which exhibits milestones achieved by Women for Human Rights, Single Women Group (WHR) in its Single Women Movement and Haat Bazar showcasing the products produced by single women …

Budhanilkantha Municipality Level Single Women Group Formed

On the occasion of the 111th International Women’s Day, Women for Human Rights, Single Women Group (WHR) has formed a Budhanilkantha Municipality Level Single Women Group with the support of Foundation for Just Society (FJS) Nepal. The municipality level Single Women Group was formed amid a program held at Chhahari building of WHR Central Office, Hattigaunda, Kathmandu.   

PM Oli Launches Book Titled ‘Glimmering Flashback’ in WHR’s Premises

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has launched a book titled ‘Glimmering Flashback’ (‘Jhajhalko’ in Nepali) amid a ceremony held at the central office premises of Women for Human Rights, Single Women Group (WHR) on 4 February 2021. The book, published by Army Single Women and Injured Family (ASWIF), illustrates painful stories of security personnel and their families in the wake of …

WHR founder Lily Thapa officially sworn in as the member of NHRC

Lily Thapa, Founder of Women for Human Rights, single women group (WHR) and President of Sankalpa has been elected as a Member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).  She was administered the oath of office and secrecy at a swearing-in ceremony among other newly-appointed office bearers of constitutional bodies at Sheetal Niwas, the President’s Office, on Wednesday (3 February 2021).  This adds to …

WHR holds a Staff and Board Residential Meeting and Retreat

WHR has held a Staff and Board Residential Meeting and Retreat from 18th to 19th of January 2021 at The Lakeside Retreat Resort, Pokhara. The meeting dwelled on the achievements of WHR so far and affiliated single women groups across the country and identified the existing challenges, loopholes and opportunities.     The two-day event successfully concluded by forging a definitive future plan in terms …

Women Conflict Victims’ Voices ‘Still Subdued’

WHR organized a one-day workshop in Gandaki Province on 23 December 2020 with the theme ‘Access of Conflict-Affected Women for Transitional Justice.”   The event held at Hotel Dipsagar, Pokhara, New Road saw an enthusiastic participation of conflict-affected single women, women representatives and representatives of the provincial government, including Gandaki Provincial Assembly Member Bindu Kumar Thapa, Officer at National Human Rights …

WHR Holds Training For Single Women Home-Based Workers

WHR organized a two-day Organizing Training on 23rd and 24th of December 2020 in its premises to single women home-based workers under the project Empowering Women Home-Based Workers. The training was organized with the support of HomeNet South Asia Trust as the technical partner. The goals of the training were to sensitize the single women home-based workers on how important their roles …