Despite many socio-economic changes in Nepal, most women are still confined to traditional roles, not being able to compete and participate equally. In order to increase their participation in the labour market and to break barriers, it is important for Nepal to address the challenges that hinder women’s empowerment. Although women are gradually creating a stable life for themselves, most still lack access to services, markets and opportunities. To address this, Swisscontact Nepal is implementing projects in areas of sustainable agriculture, initial vocational education and training, labour market insertion and entrepreneurial ecosystem with interventions designed specifically to benefit women. It does so by providing demand and need-based trainings, improving access to services, networks and markets and building the capacity of women and women-led enterprises. As a result, women are increasingly participating in the labour market, breaking barriers and achieving economic empowerment allowing them to lead a stable life.
Radhika Karki, Shakuntala Pyakhurel, Saru Khakurel, Indu Shahu and Nirmala Kafle are a few among many women who continue to inspire others to expand their learning and stand on their own feet. With support from projects being run and implemented by Swisscontact, they got the opportunity to hone their skills and gain additional demand and need-based knowledge. To know more about their journey and their involvement with Swisscontact, please click the link and watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g8L4wOYBsY
To #EmbraceEquity, Swisscontact Nepal implements projects that are participatory and inclusive and takes initiatives to address equal access for women as well as disadvantaged groups.