Center for Women’s Awareness and Development (CWAD)
The historic success of local elections held in Nepal 2017 was seen by many as proof the country’s advancement towards peace and democracy following two decades of conflict. People from diverse ethnic groups, classes and backgrounds were propelled into leadership positions; 20% of local leadership positions went to women.
The Center for Women’s Awareness and Development (CWAD) works to promote the leadership of socio-economically disadvantaged groups by ensuring their participation in education, decision-making processes, judicial services and income generating programmes. The organization promotes its work through consulting and networking with different NGOs working in the field of human rights, law, environment and development. The protection and promotion of the human rights of women and children by eliminating all forms of exploitation, discrimination and violence is at the forefront of its mission.
CWAD would like the support of N-Peace to build on the country’s election momentum by providing support to the newly-elected female leaders, especially those from marginalized Dalit communities. The project would enhance the capacity of these female leaders by building their knowledge on leadership, laws, rights and responsibilities, enabling them to participate in decision-making processes effectively as leaders of their community.