Women Awareness Center Nepal

Earthquake Relief Update

On April 25, 2015 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. The earthquake had a devastating impact. On may 12th, 2015 a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck again while the country was still dealing with the tremors from the initial earthquake adding to the fatalities and casualties.

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Recent News

One day interactive workshop on contemporary issues of cooperatives in Nepal
Posted date: 21 May, 2017

A one day workshp was conducted on 19 April, 2017  at WACN central office, Kathmandu to understand the contemporary isues of cooperatives in Nepal and to get acquainted with the proposed cooperative draft bill of Nepal.The workshop was partcipated by women cooperative leaders from Kavre, Chitwan and kathmandu district. ...

Integrated Pest Management Program
Posted date: 14 Aug, 2016

WACN is currently runnuing 21 week long Farmer's Field School Program  in 9 VDCs of Kavre with the support from World Education, Global Fund for Women (GFW) and Internaltional Development Exchange (IDEX). The purpose of the class is to discourage use of chemical pesticides and promote organic farming. ...

Interaction on Merger Policy of Financial Institutions
Posted date: 14 Aug, 2016

WACN organized a one day interaction event on the merger policy of financial institutions in May 2016. Cooperative leaders wanted more information on merger policy of financial institutions and how it could impact women's cooperatives. One hundred leaders from respective WACN's cooperatives attended the event in Kavre. ...

Shree Bacchyauli Nari Chetna Kendra Cooperative Awarded
Posted date: 1 May, 2012

Shree Bacchyauli Nari Chetna Kendra, one of WACN's cooperatives based in Chitwan, was recognized as the number one women's cooperatives for its extraordinary financial results, out of twenty five hundred Women's cooperatives of Nepal.  ...

Women receive funds from their Village Development Committee after lobbying continuously.
Posted date: 1 Apr, 2012

Tukuchanala V.D.C of Kavre recently released RS 3,00000 ($4000) to Punyamati Nari Chetana Kendra Cooperative for building the capacity of it's women programs. Every year, the government allocates 15% of the total budget of the VDC to disadvantaged groups. The members are pleased to finally be formally recognized by local ...

WWSF Award Ceremony
Posted date: 14 Mar, 2012

Nari Chetana Kendra held a special program on March 8th in honor of the 102nd celebration of International Women's Day. Participants shared the accomplishments and challenges of Nepalese women through song, poem, speech, and dance. The aim of the program was to encourage women in their pursuit for women's right to justice ...

Collaboration with World Education
Posted date: 6 Feb, 2012

In January 2012 Nari Chetana Kendra (WACN) and World Education signed an agreement to reduce the exploitation of child labor in Nepal. Children from Kavre, Ramechap, and Sarlahi Districts come to Lalitpur, Kathmandu, and Baktapur for seasonal brick-making. Their education is, consequently, disrupted for six months out of the year. ...

Annual General Assembly Meeting (AGM)
Posted date: 30 Nov, 2011

All forty one cooperatives throughout Makwanpur, Kavre, Chitwon, and Kathmandu will be holding their Annual General Assembly Meeting this month (December). Currently, the president of WACN, Prativa Subedi, is in Chitwon, consulting with the main cooperative leaders there over the next six days as they host their meetings. The AGM provides a forum for the cooperative members ...