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.
Celebrating Womanhood Navadevi Awards
Celebrating Womanhood Navadevi Awards honored Prativa Subedi with the title “Laxmi” which represents goddess of wealth, for leading thousand of women to financial independence. It was presented to 10 women on October 16th in Kathmandu. Celebrating Womanhood Navadevi Awards was established in 2002 and is the only annual award for Nepali women, recognizing women heroes who represent all sectors of society. Celebrating Womanhood is an endeavor to honor and promote women who have risen above social and cultural practices overcoming barriers to achieve a breakthrough in their field of work according to host organization creative statements.
Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF), a non-profit, humanitarian organization with United Nations consultative status (ECOSOC, UNFPA and DPI) collaborates with other organizations to establish new development paradigms that will advance the economic and social status of women. WWSF awards prizes each year to draw international attention to women's contributions to sustainable development, household food security, and peace, as well to attract international recognition and support for their community work. WWSF awarded Prativa Subedi a prize in 2011 for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life.
Ashoka Innovators For the Public identifies and supports leading social entrepreneurs around the world. These are practical visionaries who have the entrepreneurial drive and creativity to transform the systems in their respective societies to bring about large-scale social change. Ashoka awarded Prativa Subedi a life-long fellowship in 1992 for her initiatives at Women Awareness Center Nepal (WACN) that help women develop their potential, gain self-confidence, and enter the public sphere as active members of society.