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ABC/Nepal (Agro-forestry Basic Health and 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

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.

Address: AATWIN Secretariat, 2000.
P.O. Box:  4374
Rabi Bhawan, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977-1-270361
Fax: 977-27801

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.

Address: P.O. Box: 4795,
Tripureshwor , Kathmandu, NEPAL
Tel: 977-1-252445
Fax: 977-1-267929

Centre for Women and Development
Contact: Bina Pradhan, Executive Director

Postal Address: P.O. Box 3637
Kathmandu, Nepal

Committee for the Promotion of Public Awareness & Development Studies

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
Kathmandu Nepal
Tel: 977 1 352468/352323
Fax: 977 1 356161
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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.

ducate 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. 

Postal Address: P.O. Box 414
Ithaca, NY 14851-0414, USA
Tel 1-607-272-1176
Fax: 1-607-275-0932

Forum for Women, Law, and Development

Postal Address: P.O.Box 2953
Tel 977-1-242683,266415
Fax 977-1-240627

Himalayan Grassroots Women's Natural Resource Management Association (Himawanti)

P. O. Box 12811
Tel: 977-1-542717/548231
Fax: 977-1-542717


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

Ministry of Women and Social Welfare

Minister: Kamala Pant

ADDRESS: Singha Durbar
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel:(977-1) 241816, 241868, 241613

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.

Postal Address: Box 7770, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel 977-1-542712

Sancharika Samuha (SAS)
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.

Postal Address: PO Box 13293, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel 977-1-538549
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

Women Acting Together For Change

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.

Postal address: GPO Box 11321, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel 977-1-492644
Fax 977-1-494653

Women's Information and Communication Centre
Contact: Anju Chettri; Sudha Pant

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4796, Baghbazar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel 227-629
Fax 220-215