Women Acting for Transformative Change (Women Act) is a national level, non-profit making, non-governmental organization (NGO) established in 2007 as a network of 35 leading women-led NGOs and networks of Nepal to address gender inequality and work for the empowerment of women and girls. It was legally registered in District Administration Office (DAO) of Kathmandu and in Social Welfare Council (SWC) of Nepal as an NGO in 2011.
Women Act believes that, for Nepal to become more democratic and to achieve development, it must give women equal access to resources and decision-making opportunities. Hence, gender equality is fundamental in achieving good governance, economic growth and development. With prominent and diverse women activists as its board members and dedicated and professional staffs, Women Act has a progressive history of working on gender equality and women’s empowerment through policy advocacy, legislative reforms, capacity development, creating economic opportunities and livelihoods development of Nepalese women and girls.