Women's Organisations


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ASMITA (Literally,identity) was established in 1988 as non-profitable, non-political and non-governmental organization by a nucleus group of young enthusiastic women journalists. Its general objectives is to fulfill the existing gap in participation, representation and access to media of women. It is committed to find new ways and directions for women's progress. Its major aim is to produce various publications on women's issues and enhance active participation of more women in the media. ASMITA is the one and only feminist alternative media organization in the country, and it functions as a pressure group for the advancement of women through media activism. The prime target of ASMITA is to establish a well-equipped and self-reliant feminist alternative media organization for continuous advocacy of women's human rights, gender equality and advancement of women. Its major activities are publishing monthly magazine namely Asmita, publishing post literary materials, functioning as resource organization on women's studies, conducting research, training, media watch (analyzing and monitoring presentation of women in media), networking and consultancy. ASMITA has maintained a network with more than one thousand local, regional, national and international women, media and development related organizations for the collection and dissemination of information.
Languages: English, Hindi, Nepali.
ASMITA Women's Publishing House, Media & Resource Organization
Tripureshwor,Tulsi Plaza P.O. box: 4795
Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone : 977-1-252445
Fax: 977-1-267929
email: asmita@healthnet.org.np
website: www.asmita.org.np

Bhutan Women and Children Organisation
GPO Box # 3485
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel. No. 00977-1-529 106.
Fax No. 00977-1-549 284
E-mail: info@bwco.wlink.com.np
Website: http://www.geocities.com/bhutanwomen

Centre for Women and Development
P.O. Box 3637

Centre for Women and Development
P.O. Box 2682
Kathmand, Nepal

Didi Bahini Program Innovative Forum For Community Development(IFDC)
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977-1-228158

Employment &Development Generating Nepal
Woman Chapter
Mahila Mantra
G.P.O.Box No.13442

Institute for Integrated Development Studies
P.O. Box 2254, Baneswor

Legal Aid and Consultancy Centre (LACC)
GPO Box No. 3216,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: 00977-1-52 73 34 and 00977-1- 54 31 11
Fax No.: 00977-1-52 38 71
Email: lacc@wlink.com.np
Homepage: http://www.lacc-nepal.com
Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/lacc_nepal
An independent non-profit, non-partisan and non-governmental legal resource organisation. It was established in 1987 by a group of lawyers for the protection and promotion of the rights and interests of women and children in Nepal. As a pioneer legal resource organisation, it is dedicated for the advancement and empowerment of women, their dignity, uplifting of their socio-legal status and protection of child rights. LACC has recently created its website.

P.O. Box 7770 Mali Gaon
Kathmandu Nepal
Phone: 411081
fax: 977-1-277185
e-mail: madhuri@saathi.wlink.com.np
They are the only domestic violence shelter in Nepal and provide counseling and other services for victims.

Sacharika Samuha Nepal (SAS)
(Women Communicators Forum)
P.O. Box 374
Tel: +977 1 242 970 or +977 1 531 906
Fax: +977 1 227 160
E-mail: bandana@wlink.com.np
SAS supports the advancement of women's issues in the media and offers advice on the production of audiovisual materials. SAS also carries out gender sensitization programs for journalists and media advocacy programmes related to women's issues. SAS issues a monthly feature service and works towards bridging the gap between social development workers and journalists. Languages: Nepali, English.

South Asia Forum for Human Rights
P.O. Box 2726

The Women's Foundation
GPO Box 8669
Kathmandu NEPAL
Phone:011 977 1 423 257
Email: tara@tara.wlink.com.np
The Women's Foundation (WF) is a non-governmental organization established in 1988 and registered in 1991 by a group of professional nepali women. The basic purpose of WF is to help all women and children equally, regardless of caste, religion, or race, but we focus on aiding the rural poor. Many women whom we assist are destitute and have been domestically abused, thrown out of their home by their husband's family, harassed by employers, raped, sold into prostitution and slavery, or victimized by the practice of witch-hunting. In rural areas, we provide practical education, skills training in sustainable development and income generation, and legal and human rights education. In Kathmandu, we run a shelter which is a safe haven for women and children who are the survivors of violence. Here, they receive counseling, medical care, and skills training. Through these practical programs, we help to empower women to improve their lives and community. We also conduct policy work, lobby, and network with other NGO's.

Women's Information and Communication Centre
P.O. Box 4796, Baghbazar
Tel: 227-629
Fax: 220-215

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