Nepal is a country of great cultural ethnic and religious diversity. It is also a patriarchal society with women discriminated against in many aspects of life. This includes prominent issues of domestic violence, sexual abuse, sexual discrimination, witch hunting, poverty, child labour and many systemic problems.
The Women’s Foundation Nepal is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation helping women and children in Nepal who are victims of violence, abuse and poverty and was established in 1988 by a group of professional Nepalese women who were concerned about the welfare of their fellow women in Nepal. The women have a deep sense of social responsibility and their desire to address gender issues guides their ideals and principles
The mission of the Women’s Foundation Nepal (WFN) is to work towards a violence-free society by helping women and children in Nepal who are victims of violence, abuse and poverty.
If you would like to know more about the Women’s Foundation Nepal (WFN) please go to their website
I am proud to have partnered with the WFN to bring you silk hand-loomed shawls (Watershawls -which arrive next week) and some hand- loomed, absolutely divine 100% real pashmina shawls. The profits earned are shared where 20% of the profits go to the women weavers, 20% to the management of the production centre and 60% to fund projects under the WFN umbrella. I am looking forward to a long term relationship with the WFN and I hope with your support I can bring you more of their lovely products.
I was fortunate enough to spend a couple of days with The Women’s Foundation of Nepal learning about there organisation, meeting the members and meeting some of the women and children they have helped. This is something for a separate blog.