Welcome to CWAD
Established in 1997, Centre for Women’s Awareness and Development (CWAD), is a leading organization working for the protection and promotion of women and children’s human rights in Nepal. CWAD believes that violation of women’s civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, in formal and informal institutions, perpetuates vicious cycle of violence against them. Guided by human rights based integrated approach and feminist perspective, CWAD’s works encompasses grassroots to national and international level policy advocacy, networking, capacity building and developing women’s agencies. Working with duty bearers at all levels to create support mechanisms to improve access to justice, peace, and good governance and policy provisions for women, girls, children and marginalized communities also characterizes CWAD engagement.
Latest News & Blogs
Capacity building program with Commissions in coordination with NJA on Rule of Law and Good Governance
CWAD organized a day-long capacity building program in coordination with the National Judicial Academy (NJA) on Rule of Law and Good Governance on the 12th of Falgun 2078 (24th of February 2022) with different commissions. Namely, the Women’s commission, Dalit Commission, Janajati Commission, Tharu commission & Muslim Commissions. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signedMarch 2, 2022
CWAD organized 4th quarterly meeting with working group on 25th August 2021 (Bhadra 9th, 2078) to know the amendment process on Legal Aid Act by Ministry of Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs (MoLJPA). CWAD on the behalf of working group had submitted Teen Mahale on Legal Aid Act from GESI perspective on 31st December 2020October 26, 2021
CWAD in coordination with Judicial Committee of Kirtipur Municipality, organized a One Day Program on 28th July 2021 (Shrawan 13th, 2078). Judicial Committee Members, Mediation Committee Members, Ward Members, Executive Members, Paralegals, as well as Legal, Finance, Women and administrative officials of Kirtipur Municipality shown their active participation. A total of 35 people participated amongOctober 26, 2021
CWAD in coordination with the Judicial Committee of Kritipur Municipality, organized a One Day Program on 28th July 2021 (Shrawan 18th, 2078). Judicial Committee Members, Mediation Committee Members, Ward Members, Executive Members, Paralegals, as well as Legal, Finance, Women and administrative officials of Mahalaxmi Municipality shown their active participation. A total of 34 people participatedOctober 26, 2021
Social and Economic Empowerment of Women and Child
This focus to Social Justice (women and child rights), Economic Justice (women economic empowerment and policy inclusion), Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) with focus to women, youth/adolescents, gender and sexual minorities (queer communities), early marriage, child protection, policy advocacy, strengthening CSOs/rights-holders’ groups, and local governments.
Rule of Law and Good Governance
This focus to System strengthening of Local Governments (LGs) and Province Governments (PGs), Political Inclusion/Participatory Democracy, Policy Advocacy from the lens of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change, Accountability- Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) and GESI Audit, Strengthening CSOs.
Access to Justice
This focus to Legal Empowerment, Legal Aid Services, Mediation, and Judicial Committee Strengthening at the local level governments – Municipalites. As well as to the Federal and Provincial level Governments.
Organizational Development of CWAD
Organizational governance and system strengthening, technical capacity development, diversify funding for growth, networking and collaboration with wide range of stakeholders.
Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction
This focus to Policy and Impact Analysis of Climate Change (CC) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) on women and children and vulnerable communities, Policy Advocacy and Interventions, Strengthening CSOs and local governments, Humanitarian Response from Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Child Protection lens.
Cross cutting/Mainstreaming priorities
This focus to organizational and programs levels
a. Mainstreaming Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
b. Mainstreaming Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI)
c. Mainstreaming Climate Change/ Environmental Sustainability
d. Mainstreaming Conflict Sensitivity in CWAD interventions