Volunteer Society Nepal strives to empower women through education, support and training. In Nepal, especially in remote rural areas, child labour (especially of girls), domestic abuse, and sexual exploitation is prevalent. Additionally, girls are traditionally kept illiterate, increasing their financial dependency and keeping them unaware of their basic human rights. A number of laws also discriminate against women’s rights regarding inheritance, divorce and the persecution of abusers. Since Volunteer Society Nepal (VSN) started, it has been implementing various projects to address the problems of women in Nepal through education, skill training, financial and legal empowerment of the women in Nepal
There are many different options for volunteers who want to work with women’s groups in Nepal. Volunteer Society Nepal (VSN) is affiliated with a variety of community women’s groups that are always looking for volunteers to help with skill training, legal training and English language classes. Volunteer Society Nepal (VSN) starts by asking the local women what it is they require most and we then build the programs around that. These programs then identify local resources and use local materials for the development of skills, which contribute to sustainable resource use and economic development. Examples of skill training programs offered include sewing, weaving methods, tailoring, beautician training, paper making, shop management, animal-raising, toy-making, and other small business products training or marketing.
Volunteer Society Nepal (VSN) also has connections with other NGOs working for the empowerment of women, which also need the help of international volunteers. This work may be training women to become journalists, paralegals or help the organisations with marketing and fundraising efforts. If you have 2 months or more to spare here in Nepal you may also get involved in setting up a new women’s group in a needy community.
To develop the women’s groups, you may get involved in the following volunteering activities in Nepal:
Volunteer Society Nepal strives to empower women through education, support and training. In Nepal, especially in…