Nepal is a small, beautiful, patriarchal country and is dominated by males in all major roles in the society. On the other hand, women have been treated as a factory of producing children and they are limited to household chores only. They have no freedom in society and the education status of women in Nepal is very low. Nepal is the poorest country and is listed as a third world country.
In Nepal, the role of women is very low in any development activities. This is due to the fact that communities do not encourage them and do not provide a favourable environment for women in the society. Therefore, discrimination against women is still rampant, especially in the rural villages. Women and girls constitute half the population of Nepal. The practice of discrimination has led to low participation in the development process. The impact is that they are kept out of the mainstream of the development process, which leads to lack of awareness among them.
In Nepal, women are often deprived of their rights and social development. The root problems lie in poverty, lack of education and its attendant manifestations, but also some traditions and beliefs which put women in a weaker, “serving” social role. If nobody tries to work against these social issues it will continue to cripple the society.
These are but a few of the tragic conditions faced by millions of Asian women. They are trapped in a never-ending cycle of misery. Utterly without hope. Yet today, in the midst of a hopeless situation, there is glorious hope.
With the focus on women, Reach Himalaya Ministries came up with a thought of designing and fulfilling women’s development program for the women’s to provide a positive environment for them to work towards their own growth.
We’re currently working on programs that include major activities like