In partnership with community based organizations, WPD-Nepal has established Women Affinity Groups (WAG) to develop women leadership at the grassroots level and to improve women’s access to and control over local resources. These groups have opened an avenue to foster transparency in local government. The Groups have provided a platform for active participation of women in arbitration, settlement of disputes, fighting against alcoholism, gender based violence etc. These groups have also provided a platform to negotiate public resources from government and non-government agencies and increase local capacity to develop formal linkages with bodies such as Village Development Committees and District Development Committee in their respective districts. WAGs are given empowerment packages with information about planning and budgeting within VDCs and poverty reduction projects of line agencies. In addition, these groups have helped women identify problems within their areas and seek solutions through dialogues with relevant agencies. For example, discussions about issues such as violence against women, trafficking, and women’s legal rights have resulted to greater awareness amongst members of WPGs and society in large.


Partners of WPD-Nepal

International Partners

  1. World Accord, Canada
  2. HOPE International Development Agency, Canada
  3. Control Arms Coalition, United States
  4. International Network on Small Arms Control (IANSA)
  5. Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego, United States
  6. Westminster college: Making Lives Better
  7. Naya Yuva & Help for Nepal, United Kingdom
  8. Global Affairs Canada
  9. International Women's Peace Group, Korea
  10. Daikichi Anan San and team, Japan

National Partners

  1. SHAAF-Nepal, Kathmandu
  2. Manabiya Shrot Bikas Kendra, Pokhara
  3. RuralWomen Network (RUWON) Nepal, Kathmandu

Community Partners

  1. Manakamana Mutual Development organization, Chitwan
  2. Darpan Mutual Development organization, Makwanpur
  3. Tharu sanskritik sanghralaya, Chitwan
  4. Manav Chahari Sangh, Sarlahi
  5. Rural Development Foundation, Janakpur
  6. Kailashpuri Women Group, Makwanpur
  7. Community Development and Environment Conservation Forum (CDECF), Sindhupalchowk

We partner with individuals and organizations who are like-minded and respect and work accordingly to our vision and mission.

Major Programs

  1. Socioeconomic Empowerment of Women and Marginalized (SEWAM) 
  2. Nepal Earthquake Rebuilding Program (NERP) 
  3. Control Arms Campaign