Gender Justice for a Brighter Future
Mugu and Humla districts of Karnali region, project target area, are some of the poorest areas in Nepal. Due to their remoteness and poverty levels, their development lags behind most of the country. The fight against poverty in remote mountainous regions of Nepal is hampered by women’s marginalization. Women have low social status and are subject to harmful traditional practices and discrimination. There is a lack of awareness of women’s rights, and women’s opportunities to participate in income generation are limited.
To contribute to poverty reduction by promoting gender justice and improving access of most vulnerable women to livelihoods, health and social security services in Humla and Mugu districts, Nepal
Objective 1: Increased participation of marginalized women in local decision-making in Humla and Mugu, and their increased access to basic services within the project period
Increased economic opportunity of most marginalised women in Humla and Mugu during the project period via demonstrated acquired skills and/or access to financial resources
Objective 3: Improved enabling environment for upholding of women’s rights via increased awareness, advocacy links, and local budget allocations realised during project period.
Project local partners and Mission East will use their experience and expertise to support empowerment of women in isolated areas to reduce poverty through the promotion of gender justice, education and livelihoods improvement. The formation of women’s groups, and awareness raising with stakeholders including men will bring better community understanding of inclusion and gender based issues and reduced marginalisation. Women will be able advocate to local government for benefit from development efforts at the local level, with an emphasis on education as a means of fighting long-term poverty. Women will be able to use knowledge and skills acquired through the project to engage in income generation activities, improving both the wellbeing of their families and the status of women.