Women's Organization


Woman Information and News Agency
Monitors all issues related to women by working with government and helping implement government policies.
Contact: Julie Olsson
Address: P.O. Box 443, Nauru
Tel: 674 444-3768

Women's Affairs Section
Nauru's national machinery for the advancement of women
Address: Chief Secretary's Department, Yaren District, Nauru


ABC/Nepal (Agro-Forestry Basic Health Co-operative)
Works for the elimination of all kinds of violence and discrimination against women with special focus for the prevention of girls trafficking, to advocacy and lobby on women rights.
Postal Address: Post Box No. 5135 , Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977-1-630346
Fax: 977-1-630072
Email: abc@transit.wlink.com.np

Alliance Against Trafficking In Women and Children (AATWIN)
AATWIN is active in the advocacy, lobbying and campaigning against the trafficking of women in children in Nepal. The alliance's commitment is to focus on bringing the trafficking problem from local level and finally to the international level if necessary.
Address: AATWIN Secretariat, 2000. P.O. Box 21080, Chabanil, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977-1-469-171
Fax: 977-27801
Email: aatwin@wlink.com.np

Established in 1988 as a non-profitable, non-political and non-governmental organization by a nucleus of young enthusiastic women journalists. ASMITA is the one and only feminist alternative media organization in the country, and it functions as a pressure group for the advancement of women through media activism. It is the one and only feminist alternative media organization in Nepal.
Address: P.O. Box: 4795, Tripureshwor , Tulsi Plaza, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977-1-252445
Fax: 977-1-267929
Email: asmita@healthnet.org.np

Centre for Women and Development (CWD)
CWD's main aim is to promote equality of the sexes in all spheres of life. This would be done by using effective dissemination of information regarding the evolution of the role of women in society
Contact: Bina Pradhan, Executive Director
Address: P.O. Box 3637, Kathmandu, Nepal

Committee for the Promotion of Public Awareness & Development Studies (COPPADES)
COPPADES promotes organizational activities among women and the discriminated groups by building up awareness among them and empowering them through economic self-dependence.
Address: P. O. Box 5926, Samakhusi, Kathmandu Nepal
Tel: 977 1 4353873
Fax: 977 1 4356157
Email: coppades@ntc.net.np
Web: www.interconnection.org/coppades

Didi Bahini
A non-profit organization that facilitates gender mainstreaming into the development process. Its mission is to promote a gender equitable society in Nepal. Its strategies include bringing NGOs/institutions together towards establishing a networking for mutual help/cooperation and facilitating networking and coordination between/amongst government organizations and non-governmental organizations for policy making and implementation.
Tel: 977 1 226753
Email: didibahini@didibahini.wlink.com.np
Web: www.didibahini.org

Educate the Children
A small, grassroots non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 1990, which conducts educational and community development projects in Nepal. These projects include: sponsorship of children in private schools in Kathmandu, of women's groups, of children in village schools and an integrated rural development program incorporating literacy, women's development, and sustainable agriculture in two rural districts northwest of Kathmandu.
 Address: P.O. Box 414, Ithaca, NY 14851-0414, USA
Tel 1-607-272-1176
Fax: 1-607-275-0932
Email: info@etc-nepal.org

Forum for Women, Law, and Development (FWLD)
FWLD is a non-government organization whose mission is to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women in Nepal and protect and promote human rights through research, public education, advocacy, legal aid and litigation.
Address: P.O. Box 2923,  Thapathali, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977-1-242683
Fax: 977-1-240627
Email: fwld@andolan.wlink.com.np
Web: www.flwd.org.np

Himalayan Grassroots Women's Natural Resource Management Association (HIMAWANTI)
A community-based organization developed to generate demand for power from the bottom level in a professional way so that it is heard in the central or higher level.
Address: P. O. Box 12811, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977-1-542717/548231
Fax: 977-1-542717
Email: himawanti@wlink.com.np

INHURED International
INHURED International is the first Nepal-based human rights organization with Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations. It is concerned with the electoral observation in Nepal and monitoring the conventions on women, among other things.
Address: International Secretariat, INHURED/HimRight House, GPO Box 4690 Kathmandu,  Inar
Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Nepal
Tel: 977-1-520054, 523805, 520042
Fax: 977-1-520042, 521180, 435791
E-mails: info@inhured.wlink.com.np
Web: www.inhured.orgwww.himrights.org

Ministry of Women and Social Welfare
Nepal's national machinery for the Advancement of Women. Its goal is mainstreaming women into national development through encouraging gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Address: Child and Women Development Section, Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel:(977-1) 241816, 241868, 241613
Email: ministry@wsw.mos.com.np

It seeks to empower women by promoting gender equity and equality based development. Works for elimination of injustice and violence against women in Nepal and provide support to the victims and their children.
Address: P.O. Box 7770, Baluwater, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977-1 4411078
Email: contact@saathi.org.np
Web: www.saathi.org.np

Sancharika Samuha (SAS) (Women's Communicators Forum)
It works for the increase in the participation and access of women to expression and decision-making through the media. Promoting balanced, non-stereotyped portrayal of women in the media.
Address: P.O. Box 13293, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel 977-1-5538549
Email: sancharika@wlink.com.np
Web: www.sancharika.org

Shakti Samuha (Empowered Group)
The organization aims to work for the rights of survivors of trafficking. It also seeks to generate awareness in the community in favor of survivors' right to live in the society. It provides victim support package consisting of counseling services, legal aid and emergency general accommodation support.
Address: P.O. Box 19488, Chabahil, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 997 1 469171
Email: shakti@samuha.wlink.com.np

Society for Health, Environment and Women's Development (SHEWD)
Since its founding in 1998, SHEWD has been dedicated to working for the interests of the poor in the community on issues of health, literacy, and women's empowerment. Volunteers organize and conduct interactive training programs on women's health, nutrition, tradition and roles, economic and material resources, government, education, women's rights, and advocacy.
Address: VDC Ward No. 8, Thaiba, Lalitpur, Nepal
Tel: 977-1 540958
Fax: 977-1 529248
Email: shewd@mos.com.np
Web: www.shewd.org

Women Acting Together For Change (WATCH)
Its mission is to establish a judicial and equitable society where women and poor members can live and pass their lives with honor, dignity and proper recognition. It wants to have Nepali women and men be in control of their own lives.
Address: GPO Box 5723, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977-1-416518
Fax: 977-1-494653
Email: watchftp@wlink.com.np

Women's Information and Communication Centre
Contact: Anju Chettri; Sudha Pant
Address: P.O. Box 4796, Baghbazar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977 1  227-629
Fax: 977 1 220-215


South Pacific Regional Empowerment Programme (SPREP)
The Mission Statement of SPREP calls on the organisation, "to promote co-operation in the South Pacific region and to provide assistance in order to protect and improve its environment and to ensure sustainable development for present and future generations". SPREPís members total 26, consisting of all 22 Pacific island countries and territories, and four developed countries with direct interests in the region: Australia, France, New Zealand and the United States of America. Links are offered to SPREP publications, news, projects, events, and mailing lists.
Web: www.sprep.org.ws

Association of SOS Violences Sexuelle
Address: BP 262998846, Noumea Cedex, New Caledonia
Tel: 687 281101
Fax: 667 282178

Pacific Women's Resource Bureau
Address: South Pacific Commission, P. O. Box D5, Noumea Cedex, New Caledonia


National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ)
NCWNZ seeks to provide information on issues of interest to women in NZ; collect the opinions of NZ women on these issues; and ensure these opinions are represented effectively.
Address: P.O. Box 12-117, 10 Park Street, Thorndon, Wellington, NZ
Tel: 04 473 7623
Fax: 04 499 5554
E-mail: contactus@ncwnz.co.nz
Web: www.ncwnz.co.nz

Ministry of Women's Affairs
The Ministry is a small policy advice agency which prioritizes its work to focus on areas where it can make the most difference to improve women's lives. Its policy work is made up of a balance of:ministry-led initiatives, for example, gender analysis framework, gender pay gap research, the Time Use Survey, and issues for low income women gender-specific advice that contributes to policy and programme development led by other departments and agencies.
Address: P.O. Box 10-049 Level 2 48 Mulgrave St Thorndon Wellington New Zealand
Tel: (04) 473-4112
Fax: (04) 472-0961
E-mail: mwa@mwa.govt.nz

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
WILPF (Aotearoa) is part of the international women's peace organisation established in 1915 to bring together women of different political beliefs and philosophies who are united in their determination to study, make known and help abolish the causes and the legitimization of war.
Address: P.O. Box 47-189 Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ
Tel: 64 9 360 8001
Fax: 64 9 360 8005
Email: joanmac@pl.net
Website: http://www.wilpf.int.ch/

Women's Peace Network
c/o Peace Movement Aotearoa
Address: P.O. Box 9314, Wellington, NZ
Tel: 64 4 382-8129
Fax: 64 4 382-8173
Email: pma@xtra.co.nz




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