Dalit Women Empowerment and Inclusive Governance (INCLUDE) Project

As part of the Dalit NGO Consortium, Center for Dalit Women Nepal (CDWN) is implementing the Dalit Women Empowerment and Inclusive Governance (INCLUDE) Project, which is funded by the Lutheran World Federation (LFW) Nepal. The project will be for a period of 3 years (from November 2017 to October 2020) in Dolakha district, specifically in the Chankhu, Suri and Marbu areas of Gaurishankar rural municipality.

The overall goal of the project is to enhance the living conditions of Dalit communities, in particular Dalit women, through socio-economic empowerment and inclusive governance.

The Dalit NGO Consortium set 3 main objectives:

  1. to improve the advocacy and leadership skills of newly-elected, local government representatives;
  2. to increase access to sustainable income, employment opportunities and WASH facilities;
  3. to enhance the capacities of communities to carry out human rights based advocacy at local, district, provincial and national levels.

In particular, CDWN is focusing on the objective of building the capacity of elected Dalit representatives through the following activities: raise awareness of new government policies and provisions, human rights training and cross-learning and exposure visits.