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Women for Human Rights, Single Women Group (WHR)
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"No Discrimination on the Basis of Marital Status"
Women for Human Rights, single women group (WHR) is a non governmental organization that works for the socio-cultural and political rights of single women (widows). It was established in 1994 and has till date formed single women groups in 1050 VDC in 73 districts of Nepal. At present, it is also a secretariat of South Asian Network for Widows’ Empowerment in Development.
A non-discriminatory and equitable society where single women are respected and can live with dignity and there are sufficient legal provisions to protect single women’s political, social, cultural and economic rights.
To empower women economically, politically, socially and culturally in order to live dignified lives and enjoy the value of human rights.
1. Raise the social and economic status of Nepalese single women and their families.
2. Mainstream the rights of single women in development, humanitarian and peace building initiatives.
3. Meaningful participation of single women at decision making levels in the social, economic and political spheres.
4. To empower women to be their own “Agents of Change”.
Why the term single women ?