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Women Forum for Women in Nepal

Women Forum for Women (WOFOWON) is the first non-governmental organisation in Nepal working to ensure the rights of women in the informal and entertainment sectors. Registered in 2008, WOFOWON has been working for ensuring human rights, freedom and dignity of women, young girls and girl children working in the informal sectors that are migrated from rural areas or trafficked internally due to various reasons. WOFOWON works against all kinds of discrimination, injustices, labour exploitation, physical and sexual harassments to women in informal and entertainment sector.

GRANT AMOUNT

TOTAL AMOUNT GRANTED

$301,458

GRANT AWARDED DATE

NUMBER OF GRANTS

4

WOFOWON’s 2019-2020 project will provide emergency safe shelter for minors and women who have exited situations of exploitation, during which time a range of support will be offered. Also, improving systems for identifying and assessing the needs of AES workers and victims of exploitation through weekly outreach visits, night monitoring visits and its drop-in centre.

The awareness and skills of those in the AES will be enhanced through workshops covering topics related to CSEC, human rights and labour laws. Beneficiaries will also be offered dance and self-defence training, as well as conceptual training on feminism and labour law in Nepal. Lastly, WOFOWON aims to promote coordination between different stakeholders through discussion programs and coordination meetings which will be attended by business owners, trade unions and AES workers.

LENGTH OF GRANT

LENGTH OF GRANT

2 Years

GRANT AWARDED DATE

GRANT AWARDED DATE

January 2019

GRANT AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

$128,158

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

Central Nepal

The goal of WOFOWON’s 2018 project is to promote the safety of minors and women working in the adult entertainment sector (AES) as well as reduce the number of minors working in the sector. To achieve this end, WOFOWON will focus on three main objectives:

  • Providing shelter, rehabilitation and reintegration services
  • Strengthening the Drop-In Centre (DIC) and increasing outreach services
  • Enhancing the capacity and skill development of AES workers
LENGTH OF GRANT

LENGTH OF GRANT

1 Year

GRANT AWARDED DATE

GRANT AWARDED DATE

January 2018

GRANT AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

$79,500

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

Central Nepal

The goal of WOFOWON’s 2016-2017 project is to promote the safety of minors and women working in the adult entertainment sector (AES) as well as reduce the number of minors working in the sector. To achieve this end, WOFOWON will focus on five main objectives:

  • Providing shelter, rehabilitation, and reintegration services
  • Strengthening the Drop-In Center (DIC) and increasing outreach services
  • Enhancing the capacity and skill development of AES workers
  • Supporting advocacy initiatives
  • Engaging in organizational development and capacity building
LENGTH OF GRANT

LENGTH OF GRANT

1 Year

GRANT AWARDED DATE

GRANT AWARDED DATE

December 2016

GRANT AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

$58,800

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

Central Nepal

Women Forum for Women in Nepal (WOFOWON), through its outreach and drop in centre based services, frequently comes across young people in the adult entertainment sector.

WOFOWON will continue to provide a short-term transit shelter, and they will conduct weekly outreach as well as health and psychosocial counselling at its drop-in centre. It will offer legal case support and use documentary films for awareness raising among group members.

LENGTH OF GRANT

LENGTH OF GRANT

1 Year

GRANT AWARDED DATE

GRANT AWARDED DATE

December 2015

GRANT AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

$35,000

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

Central Nepal

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