Women Act is a national-level, non-profit making, women-led non-governmental organization (NGO) established in 2007 as a network of 35 national-level women-led NGOs and networks to address gender inequality and work for the empowerment of women and girls. It was registered in the District Administration Office (DAO) of Kathmandu and in Social Welfare Council (SWC) in 2011. Women Act has its headquarters in Kathmandu and operational contact points in each of the seven provinces. 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.
Full (Legal) Name
Women Acting for Transformative Change
Acronym (Used Name)
Full Nepali Name
रुपान्तरणका लागि महिला ऐक्यबद्धता (वुमन एक्ट)
Established in 2007 as a network of 35 women-led NGOs (Legally registered in 2011 in DAO and SWC)
With prominent and diverse women activists as its board members and dedicated and professional staffs, Women Act has a more than decade long progressive history of working on economic empowerment and livelihood activities, policy advocacy, awareness, and legislative reform in collaboration with various development partners to attain gender equality and women’s empowerment in Nepal. With a mission to attain gender-equality in Nepali society, the Women’s Act focuses its efforts on promoting the social, educational, economical, and political development of Nepalese women, including advocating for women’s rights, eliminating all forms of discrimination and violence against women including GBV, trafficking, advancing women’s capacities and leadership skills, and amplifying their voices for peace and development at the national and the subnational level. Women Act takes a human rights-based approach to programming which is also reflected in the internal governance and management of the organization. Women Act has a competent technical and financial team to manage projects and programs guided by organizational policies on program implementation, internal governance, procurement, human resources, and partnership management.
Women Act has its well-established grassroots networks that include women led organizations/groups, women right activists, local CBO’s and NGOs across the country. With its long progressive experience with advocacy activities, campaigns, movements, and events, a strong relationship and network has been built; (i) with national and international development partners, political parties, top level party leaders, parliamentarians, various line ministries and policy makers at the federal level, and (ii) with provincial and local governments, NGOs, legal and paralegal networks, GBV and trafficking survivors, grass-root organizations at the sub-national/local level.