01-4381686 wofowon@gmail.com

About Us

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.

WOFOWON is not only an organisation but also a network and not only a structure but also a strength of women workers. Because the rights of women workers in the fields of informal and entertainment sectors has been violated due to the different reasons, to ensure their rights, WOFOWON has been launching various campaigns since its establishment. The main activities include awareness raising campaigns on safe migration, human trafficking, women health, and violence against women, capacity building and advocacy. WOFOWON is working to unite women workers and empower them collectively to raise voice for their rights through forming trade union and women’s groups.

 

VISION

A society based on women's rights where social justice is guaranteed.

To create a society where women human right based on social justice is ensured is the vision of WOREC.

MISSION

We envision an equal and participatory society based on social security and justice, with guarantee of labor rights and human rights of women working in informal and entertainment sectors and we claim that discrimination, exploitation, violence done against women workers is the violation of basic human rights of women. To bring an end to this situation, all the rights including labor rights, economic, social and cultural rights of women working in this sector should be ensured.

GOAL

We envision an equal and participatory society based on social security and justice, with guarantee of labor rights and human rights of women working in informal and entertainment sectors and we claim that discrimination, exploitation, violence done against women workers is the violation of basic human rights of women. To bring an end to this situation, all the rights including labor rights, economic, social and cultural rights of women working in this sector should be ensured.

 

 

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE

  • To unify women workers for attaining rights and to end violence and exploitation
  • To conduct various seminars, workshops, conferences, capacity building and skills development programs and raise awareness on human rights, labor rights, right to mobility, economic, social, cultural rights, sexual health rights in women workers and stakeholders
  • To provide health counseling and services, psycho-social counseling, legal counseling and support, emergency safe shelter support for women working in the sector
  • To carry out legal advocacy for justice
  • To conduct mass awareness raising campaigns for social change and to increase gender sensitivity among general people
  • To Co-ordinate and co-operate with local, national and international agencies and implement various programs for women empowerment
 

TARGET GROUPS

  • Women and young girls working in the informal and entertainment sectors, specially who are working in risky situations
 

WORKING AREAS

WOFOWON has identified Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur districts and other city areas as major working areas