It is International Women’s Day – and the empowerment of women and girls in rural communities in Nepal is at the heart of PHASE’s work: access to primary health care especially for women and young children, raising awareness of women’s rights within communities, improving the livelihoods of for female subsistence farmers, women’s literacy courses and empowerment workshops for girls and boys are part of our integrated approach.
In this video, a young woman from Luma, Mugu district in western Nepal, describes her views of the impact of PHASE’s health programme on the lives of local women:
We are extremely happy to announce a new education project: With support from the City of Vienna and PHASE Austria, a girls empowerment project will be launched this December in Bajura District in the Karnali region. Based on experiences with similar projects, the PHASE Nepal team has added another dimension to its tested approach: this time, the young boys will be involved in the project in order to inspire them to advocate for women’s rights and equality, too. The City of Vienna’s support thus enables us to provide the opportunity to address the issues of equality, education and their plans for the future. Please click here for further information.
Article on the challenges in the Karnali region by Brita Pohl Recently Brita Pohl published an article focused on the situation of women and children in an Austrian feminist development journal, the frauen*solidartität. In the article, she describes the huge challenges the people in the region face, and shows how PHASE’s integrated approach, which does not address health, education and lack of resources as separate problems, but supports local communities in finding solutions in all three sectors in order to empower them. We would like to thank the frauen*solidarität journal for their permission to publish the article here! We apologize for not being able to provide a translation of the […]
PHASE Nepal is implementing a participatory video project, which enables the direct beneficiaries of PHASE projects to voice their opinions in short videos. The video below is from one of the project communities in Mugu District in the Karnali Region, where PHASE Nepal implements health, education and food security projects, also with support from PHASE Austria. Besides the positive feedback we noticed that one of the speakers draws attention to how hard PHASE staff work, and another already thinks ahead and suggests PHASE should also invest in market-oriented agriculture projects besides helping farmers produce enough for their own consumption.