The Chepangs, an ethnic group of Tibeto-Burmese origin, are one of the most disadvantaged minorities in Nepal.
In this very patriarchal community, women and girls are victims of discrimination and violence and are mostly deprived of their rights to education, access to income and family budget. Only 1% of women can read and write.
Isolated, far from basic services, Chepang women are deprived of economic opportunities and widely exploited.
The aim of this project is to enable young Chepang women to become independent by improving access to their rights – legal, economic and financial – and ultimately to improve their living conditions.
The aim is to contribute to the socio-economic inclusion of the most discriminated against women and girls through economic activities that protect them from violence and exploitation. To ensure their personal development and restore their confidence.
Social workers focus on :
- Obtaining official administrative documents necessary to access basic services (education, training, health, etc.)
- Raising awareness and sensitization to socio-cultural issues (early marriages and pregnancies, violence and discrimination, alcoholism, dangers of migration and exploitation).
- Support for the development of income-generating activities and the development of sources of nutrition – to counter the serious problems of malnutrition.
- Support for savings and credit groups to promote the financial and professional autonomy of women who wish to do so.
- 45 groups of 20 women each, i.e. about 1000 direct beneficiaries