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RUWON, Rural Women's Network

Unity of Women for Justice, Equality and Rights!

Country: Nepal
City: Kathmandu
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Rural Women’s Network Nepal (RUWON Nepal) is an autonomous non- governmental social organization actively initiated by well known personalities for decades in the fields of women’s, youths and children’s rights and social justice in Nepal. It was registered in the district administration office, Sindhuli, non-governmental organizations Federation Nepal and Internal Revenue office, Janakpur, in 2007. It has undertaken affiliation from Social Welfare Council, Nepal. Though RUWON is a young organization, it has already implemented a number of projects in different parts of the country. We work mainly in Kathmandu Valley and in Sindhuli district, in the eastern part of Nepal.

RUWON Nepal supports women from excluded and marginalized communities and disadvantaged regions so as to achieve sustainable and equitable development through social inclusion, advocacy and empowerment mechanism. It works in an environmentally sensitive manner through a demand driven and participatory approach to local resource use. Further, RUWON works for the rights of children and youth. Through awareness and capacity building, and by creating forums for discussion, it encourages youth to actively be a part of the development of the country. Sustainable peace and democracy are central parts in RUWONS programs.