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 …

WHR Founder Thapa Nominated as a Member of NHRC

Lily Thapa, Founder of Women for Human Rights, single women group (WHR) and President of Sankalpa has been nominated as a Member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). This adds to the list of a series of awards and recognitions Thapa has received at both national and international levels for her commitment towards safeguarding the rights of single women (especially widows) …

WHR holds panel discussion on Social Security Rights of Single Women

On the occasion of the 72nd International Human Rights Day 2020 and the 12th Human Rights National Magna Meet, WHR held a panel discussion on 10 December 2020 regarding Social Security Rights of Single Women with due focus on contemporary legal and social aspects.    This year’s theme for the 72nd International Human Rights Day is Recover Better: Stand Up …

WHR founder Thapa receives International Human Rights Award-2020 

Lily Thapa, Founder of Women for Human Rights, single women group (WHR), has been conferred with the prestigious International Human Rights Award-2020.              The award is an international felicitation to the humanitarian engagement of WHR in various sectors, especially pertaining to safeguarding the rights of single women in the country and their empowerment. The latest comes the relief …

Capacity Building Training on Visibility Part-1

On 20th October 2020, WHR got the opportunity to participate in Capacity Building Training on Visibility Part-1 under the project Towards Effective Humanitarian Volunteering (TEHV).   We would like to thank ADRA Slovensko and ADRA CZ for organizing, facilitating, and making it interesting for participants. #TEHV #EUAV #EUAidVolunteers #WeCareWeAct  

Established a community kitchen and distribution of cooked meals

WHR with the support of UN Women established a community kitchen in Chhahari, Hattigauda to prepare cooked meals. The community kitchen kicked off from 15th June, 2020 (Asadh 1, 2077) and ended on 9th August, 2020 (Shrawan 25, 2077). Altogether, 8 kitchen personnel were hired to serve meals in three different locations: Budhanilkantha Municipality (Budhanilkantha-6, Chapali Height-2 and Budhanilkantha-7); Chyasingdole-6 and Bansighat, Tripureshwor. …