Resource Center for Young Women Leaders in Nepal



We will run program trainings, workshops, book clubs, documentary screenings, and other awesome events for young women. Girls in our community and youth and feminist-led start-ups in Kathmandu will use the space to hold events.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Young women's opinions & voices are rarely valued in male-dominated countries like Nepal, & they are not given the same educational, professional & leadership opportunities as men.Women hold only 10% of national decision-making positions in Nepal. As the only leadership development organization for young women, led by young women, in Nepal, we believe that the solution is long-term leadership development for girls. We'll provide skills, resources and opportunities to become leaders.

How will this project solve this problem?

The Center will be a space for: 1 Knowledge: books, newspapers, reports, magazines, DVDs, research. Girls in the LEAD community can come to study, research, apply to universities etc. and use the resources we have there. 2 Networking between Women LEAD alumni, young women, young professionals, speakers, organizations etc. 3 Ideas: workshops, interfaith discussions, book clubs, documentary screenings, brown-bag lunches 4 Collaboration: facilitate and host opportunities for professional growth.

Potential Long Term Impact

We want to provide thousands of young women with access to critical personal and professional training that will empower them to become leaders in their schools and communities. Participants will gain confidence in their abilities & skills, self-identify as leaders, raise their voices to advocate for change, form & work towards their career goals & become more politically aware & active. They will join a peer support network & develop supportive relationships.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,432

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $3,432 .  The original project funding goal was $4,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).



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Youth Venture

Arlington, Virginia, United States

Project Leader

IIaina Rabbat

Arlington, VA United States

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