Empower Dalit Women of Nepal (EDWON) enables rural Dalit women repressed by their caste and gender to claim their rights and live in dignity. Our mission addresses the root causes of gender and caste-based discrimination by organizing women from different castes, building solidarity and offering access to training and savings and loan activities. EDWON's bottom-up approach directly focuses on the UN Millennium Goals of women's empowerment, gender equality, poverty reduction and universal education. Since 2003 EDWON has organized 73 women's groups, 90 percent of which are still thriving. EDWON also supports children's education with an emphasis on girls.
- Empower Dalit Women of Nepal, P.O. Box 550076, North Waltham, MA 02455
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