Women Act is a national level, non-profit making, non-governmental organization (NGO) established in 2007 as a network of 35 other NGOs and women networks to address gender inequality and work for the empowerment of women and girls. Women Act is registered in District Administration Office (DAO) of Kathmandu and in Social Welfare Council (SWC) as a NGO. Women Act believes that, for Nepal to become a more democratic and to achieve development, it must give women equal access to resources and decision-making opportunities. Hence, gender equality is fundamental in achieving good governance, economic growth and development.
Women Act has been active since its establishment involving NGO partners and networks that are also working for the empowerment of Nepalese women. Broadly, Women Act has been working for the leadership, empowerment, training and capacity building of women and girls. Women Act has highly prominent women activists as its board members and dedicated and highly professional staffs. In addition, Women Act has its District Chapters/Offices in Ramechhap, Sindhuli, Kailali, Achham, Dolakha, Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Kaski and Dhading districts of Nepal.
Women Act’s programs and activities address pertinent issues that are affecting women’s development in Nepal, especially focusing on governance, gender inequality and marginalization of women and girls. Women Act feels proud that it has been involving women and girls from various districts in the law-making processes in Nepal. Women Act has well established grassroots networks that include women led organizations/groups, women right activists, local CBO’s and NGOs across Nepal. Through decade long experience, activities, campaigns and events, a strong relationship and network has been built; (i) with national and international development partners, political parties, top level party leaders, parliamentarians, various line ministries and policy makers at the national level and (ii) with district government agencies, NGOs, legal and paralegal networks, grass-root organizations and community people at the sub-national level.