Asha Nepal is a UK-registered charity working for the rights of women and girls in Nepal. Asha is the Nepali word for hope. Hundreds of thousands of women and children in Nepal suffer daily from extreme human rights abuses – sex trafficking, sexual and physical abuse, child labour, and discrimination due to gender, caste and HIV/Aids. We are fighting for women's social status to be raised, to help victims break free from this vicious, violent circle.
Working with Nepali partner organisations, we offer a safe haven, psycho-social support, healthcare, legal support, education, training and support into meaningful employment, to help women and girls to become self-sufficient and fully re-integrate into society. We aim to give them the hope, the opportunities and independence to create a new world for themselves.
The Asha Nepal office in Kathmandu was registered as an NGO (non-governmental organisation) in Nepal. It operates with its own board of trustees and works in partnership with the UK office in developing existing and new projects.
Asha Nepal is run on a voluntary basis with no paid staff in the UK. We work hard to increase the number of women and children we support each year, but we urgently need funds to continue to meet our commitments. We currently have a shortfall of approximately £36,000 to cover all 2013 expenditure - please help!
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