Women's Rehabilitation Center (WOREC) celebrated 24 years of its establishment today by initiating a third phase of national campaign against rape. The program was conducted at Basantapur Durbar Square in the presence of staff members, representatives of government and civil society organizations.
Dear friends, well wishers, supporters and partners of WOREC,
During 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC) and National Alliance of Women Human Rights Defenders (NAWHRD) Nepal organized a side event on Building Movement against Sexual Violence during Conflict in Nepal on Thursday 20th March 2015, where more than 80 participants were present from different parts of the globe. The session was moderated by Dr. Renu Adhikari Rajbhandari, Chairperson of WOREC and National Coordinator of NAWHRD.
Isis-Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE)and National Alliance of Women Human Rights Defenders (NAWHRD) Nepal organized a side event on Thursday (March 12, 2015) from 12:30 – 13:30 pm where Dr. Renu Adhikari Rajbhandari, Chairperson of WOREC and National Coordinator of NAWHRD, as one of the panelists made a presentation on the experience of feminist movement building in South Asian context with much focus on Nepal’s experience and relating to Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) context for movement building.
On the occasion of 24th international day of Violence against Women (VAW), WOREC has formally launched the Anbeshi year book 2014. WOREC has attempted to shed light on the issue with the regular
periodical of 'Anbeshi" which is devoted to VAW in Nepal. The organization has been publishing Anbeshi year book since 2008 to bring attention to the ever increasing cases of VAW in Nepal.
WOREC, Nepal started the concept of transformation of traditional villages into eco-village since 2010 where various aspects of the traditional village are addressed alongside livelihoods and income generation.
On the occasion of International Domestic Worker's Day, Coalition of Right to Mobility of Women submitted a request letter to Mr. Badri Karki, Director of Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) and Mr. Raghu Raj Kafle, Executive Director of Foreign Employment Promotion Board (FEPB) on 17th June, 2014.
The following requests regarding rights of domestic workers were made;
For the third time in June, women activists gathered this morning in front of the Constituent Assembly building in New Baneshwor, to remind the government of its assurance to fulfill the demands regarding sexual violence against women. Women's human right defenders were present to keep supporting the petitions that have been clearly expressed since the protest activities started in April 29th.
WOREC is continuously working for protection and promotion of the rights of migrant workers. We have been raising voice for migrant workers from Streets to Singha Durbar (official seat of government of Nepal) to Global Forum on Migration and Development.
WOREC organized an interaction program on “Ensuring Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in upcoming Constitution" at United World Trade Center, Tripureshwor on the occasion of 28th May 2014, an International Day of Action for Women’s Health. Alliance of sexual and reproductive health (SRHR) members, Pelvic Organ Prolapse alliance member, organizations working with SRHR issues in Nepal, Women human rights defenders from different district, women from community and youths were part of the program.