EmpowHER is a one of its kind platform that gives women in Nepal a sense of purpose and contribution to the growing community. Initiated in 2015, EmpowHER’s goal is to increase the number of young women in leadership and decision-making roles in Nepal. The three-months-long fellowship challenges the conventional notions of beauty, culture, and intelligence, by emphasizing on qualities and skills that make women resilient, adaptive, and confident to overcome social and personal barriers to become a positive agent of change.
Till this date, not many women are in leadership roles and the status of women is comparatively worst in our part of the world. Since the beginning of time, women are believed to be in ‘nature and nurture’ roles rather than leadership roles. AND, this is exactly what Ujyalo Foundation, the host of the fellowship programme seeks to turn around. With the help of EmpowHER, the organizers want young women to be heard, respected, strong and creative, without any exceptions.
Mission: To create self-reliant women leaders who showcase independence, resilience, and competence in today’s world and can be the role models for other women in the community and effectively contribute to the society.
Vision: To create a world where 50 percent of the dynamic leaders are women who can impact positive changes.
On October 4th, 2016 three young changemakers from EmpowHER 2016 were recognized as EmpowHER 2016: Young Aspiring Woman Leader, and received a seed fund money of NRs. 50 thousand each to implement their ‘Impact Service Idea’. The winners are implementing each of their project in collaboration with the host Ujyalo Foundation, and their identified local community partners.
Application Deadline: March 20, 2017
For further details, visit http://www.ujyalofoundation.org/empow-her/
To apply, fill-up the form available here.