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Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC) is a human rights organization relentlessly working for the protection and promotion of human rights. This institution was founded by Women Right Activists in 1991 in order to address the issue of human trafficking. WOREC Nepal has been relentlessly working to ensure the rights of voiceless and marginalized groups to promote social justice. WOREC has been working with marginalised communities; and it is one of the leading national organizations that address the issues of Violence against Women (VAW), protection and recognition of women human rights defenders (WHRD), safe migration and human trafficking, and economical, social and cultural rights of women and other marginalized population groups.


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


WOREC Nepal will continue campaign for the promotion of human rights and sustainable community development based on social justice.


Ensure economic, social and cultural rights and minimize violence against women through women’s empowerment.

Strategic Objectives

a. Organize and mobilize women to ensure their own rights and end violence against them.
b.    Build the capacity of women rights activists and targeted groups to enhance women’s rights.
c.    Organize advocacy campaigns for social justice and women’s rights.
d.    Sensitize the mass for transformation of the culture based on patriarchal norms and values into the culture based on gender equality.
e.    Co-ordinate with the likeminded institutions and organizations.

Strategic Direction
As the main goal of WOREC is to eliminate VAW through ensuring economic, social and cultural rights of women, WOREC will move ahead with two strong integrated campaigns. VAW campaign and ESCR campaign. Based on the objectives of this strategy, women will be mobilized in both campaigns. WOREC will develop the capacity of women human right defenders as well as the target groups, advocacy for women rights and social justice, coordination and partnership. Under the VAW campaign mainly anti-human trafficking campaign, women empowerment campaign and women human right defenders campaign are incorporated whereas under the economic social and cultural rights campaign right to food and livelihoods right to health, and safe migration campaigns fall in.

Working areas of WOREC Nepal

WOREC is a national NGO which covers whole country through its VAW Campaign. However, WOREC has been implementing various community-based programs in 12 districts  viz Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Udayapur, Siraha, Dhanusha, Dang, Kailali, Rupandehi and Salyan. At present, Women Human Rights Defenders Network has been formed in 75 districts of Nepal.

Executive Member Of WOREC Nepal (2013-2015)

Name                                             Designation
Saraj Gurung                                   Chairperson
Bindu Gautam                                Vice-Chairperson
Bina Pokharel                                 Secretary
Shova Yadav                                  Treasurer
Dr. Shiv Maya Tumbahamphe           Member
Jyotsna Maskay                                   Member
Anusuiya Shah                                Member
Mandira Danuwar                            Member
Bindra Maharjan                           Member

Advisors of WOREC nepal

Prof. Dr. Kailash Nath Pyakurel               Sociology/ Anthropology
Prof. Harsha Narayan Dhaubhadel          Education
Dr. Meena Acharya                               Economics
Dr. Devendra Chapagain                       Development Economics
Dr. Mohan Kharel                                 Animal Science
Pitambara Upadhyaya                          Vocational Training
Dr. Binayak P Rajbhandari                    Sustainable Agriculture and Livelihoods 

Network Partnership

WOREC Nepal is working with national and international networks and coalitions. WOREC Nepal is a founder of various national networks like Alliance against Trafficking of Women and Children (AATWIN) and National Alliance of Women Human Rights Defenders (NAWHRDS). Furthermore it has been working as a very active organization in various national and international networks.

National Networks

o    Human Rights Alliance (Alliance Nepal)
o    Alliance against Trafficking of Women and Children (AATWIN)
o    National Alliance of Women Human Rights Defenders (NAWHRD)
o    Human Rights Treaty Monitoring Coordination Committee (HRTMCC)   
o    National Network for Safe Migration
o    NGO Federation
o    Alliance for Human Rights and Social Justice
o    Right to Food Network

International Networks

o    Global Alliance against Traffic in Women (GAATW),
o   Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA),
o   WOREC works closely with Networks like Asia Pacific Forum for Women, Law and  Development (APWLD), Forum Asia, IMADAR.

Partner organizations
ICCO (Interchurch Organization for Development Coorpertion, Holland), MISEREOR, AEI, DCA (Danish Church Aid), Danish Embassy, EC (European Comission), FOSI (Foundation Open Society Institute), PLAN Nepal, KIOS, WDP (Women World Day of Prayer German Committee), UNFPA, and GFW (Globle Fund for Women).