Reproductive Health for 500 Dalit Women in Nepal

by Empower Dalit Women of Nepal
Dec 2, 2013

Two Workshops Taking Place in December

Sarmilla Rana
Sarmilla Rana

We are so happy to announce that with your support, our partner organization in Nepal, ADWAN has scheduled two reproductive health workshops between December 24th and 30th in Manakaman/Bakrang and Fujel/Tanglichowk, both in Gorkha District. 50 women will participate, and then share their knowledge with over 400 women in their communities.

A pilot workshop was conducted in September 2012 in Taklung. To understand if there were noticeable changes over the past year, we asked participants Gita Pariyar and Sarmilla Rana for their observations. Both are trained Community Health Workers and members of women’s groups. Here are some of their impressions, which absolutely amazed us!

“Pregnant women have started getting check-ups at the health center and are taking iron and calcium tablets.”

“Women have also lost all trust in the untrained birth attendants, so-called ‘traditional midwives’. And their mothers-in law are more understanding about their needs for reduced workloads during pregnancy.”

 According to Gita and Sarmilla, women now talk openly about contraception and many are using it. They have noticed that women space the birth of their children further apart. Most significantly, they have already noticed a decrease in early marriage and childbirths.

We are so pleased with the success of the pilot program and look forward to reaching more women with the two upcoming workshops. Thank you so much for your continued support and interest in this initiative.

We welcome your comments and questions! Please reach out to us at

Gita Pariyar
Gita Pariyar
2012 Reproductive Health Workshop Participants
2012 Reproductive Health Workshop Participants


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Empower Dalit Women of Nepal

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts - USA
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Project Leader:
Eva Kasell
Founder and President
Cambridge, Massachusetts United States

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