Member - UN CEDAW Committee

We are really proud that our Founder, Advisor, Past President and Current Strategic Director Ms. Bandana Rana has become the First Nepali candidate to serve in the United Nations committee for The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It’s our great pleasure indeed to share this proud moment in the history of Nepali Women's movement and their struggle for equality, Justice and Freedom.

Over two dozen candidates were in the fray for 11 posts available in the committee. The election held in the meeting of the state parties, who have ratified the CEDAW convention, Nepal's candidate Rana garnered 106 votes. The meeting conducted at the UN Headquarter in New York on Tuesday, a total of 189 votes were cast. Rana secured sixth highest number of votes for her election in this prestigious committee. The 11 new experts elected will take up their role from January 1, 2017 until December 31, 2020.



Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality"

"ASTHA Program Launch" and Panel Discussion on "Role of Men & Youth in combating GBV" on the occasion of 106th International Women's day: Pledge for Parity on March 9, 2016.

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Saathi meaning ‘friend’ in Nepali is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation, which was established in 1992 to address contemporary challenges being faced by Nepali women. In keeping with this agenda, Saathi identified Violence Against Women (VAW) and Children (C) as an area requiring urgent attention and intervention and has been working on this issue since this time.


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Responsible Father

The workshop was successful in raising the confidence of the participants to address issues related to violence against women more effectively

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Goal for Social Cause

Scoring Goal for Social Cause,Our Goal: Stop Violence against Women

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UN release two reports

Government, UN release two major reports, the vintage th edition of the Global Human Development Report.

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Scoring Goal for Social Cause Our Goal: Stop Violence against Women

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