Strengthening Women's Status and Health in Nepal

by World Neighbors South Asia

Summary

To assist 11,500 marginalized, rural women organize self-help groups, increase their social and economic status, reduce gender restrictions, escape money lenders, improve their health and education
$2,440
total raised
3
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years active

Challenge

In the Terai plain of southern Nepal, the culture is notorious for dowry, purdah and caste systems that cause low status for poor women, and problems such as wife beating. Over 75% of women are illiterate. Most girls marry at age 17. Women lack access to family planning and reproductive health services. Many births are spaced too close together. Over 30% of pregnancies are unwanted. Most women lack income to pay for health services, and get into debt.

Solution

Provide training and capital for women's savings and credit groups; increase % of women obtaining pre-natal health care and assistance at birth; provide couples with access to family planning and reproductive health services

Long-Term Impact

Marginalized communities can meet basic needs and sustain an equitable and inclusive development process

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.wn.org/​aboutwn.asp
More about program work in Nepal
Details about the approach to Gender
More about the Reproductive Health approach
World Neigbbors Support for Women

Organization Information

World Neighbors South Asia

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal - Nepal
Website: http:/​/​www.wn.org/​FAQ.asp
World Neighbors South Asia

Funded Project!

Thanks to 3 donors like you, a total of $2,440 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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