WHR Inc.

Women for Human Rights, single women group (WHR), established in 1994, and are a Non- Government Organization dedicated to create an active network of single women across the nation, regional and international level. WHR envisages creating a just and equitable society whereupon the lives of single women are the strengthened and empowered. WHR strives to achieve an improved and empowered living condition for Nepali single woman in both national and international level. We realize that women are the marginalized section in the most part of the world where patriarchal roles and values are the way of life. Therefore, widows become the most vulnerable section of the society thereby making it imperative to discuss, generate and then advocate – laws and rights for widows on a global platform.


WHR Inc. works to secure the political, social, cultural and economic rights of single women in Nepal. It works to create a just society where single women are respected and can live with dignity and sufficient legal provisions are prepared to protect single women’s political, social, cultural and economic rights. The areas of concern are the socio-cultural, economic, legal and political empowerment of single women.


Single women empowered economically, politically, socially and culturally to live dignified lives enjoying values of human rights.


Non discriminatory and equitable society.


  • To raise the social and economic status of Nepalese single women and their families in international platform.

  • To mainstream the rights of single women in development, humanitarian and peace building initiatives.

  • To lobby and advocate for meaningful participation of single women at decision making levels in the social, economic and political spheres.

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