Welcome to CWAD

Established in 1997, Centre for Women’s Awareness and Development (CWAD), is a leading organization working for the protection and promotion of women and children’s human rights in Nepal. CWAD believes that violation of women’s civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, in formal and informal institutions, perpetuates vicious cycle of violence against them. Guided by human rights based integrated approach and feminist perspective, CWAD’s works encompasses grassroots to national and international level policy advocacy, networking, capacity building and developing women’s agencies. Working with duty bearers at all levels to create support mechanisms to improve access to justice, peace, and good governance and policy provisions for women, girls, children and marginalized communities also characterizes CWAD engagement.

About Us


CWAD envisions a society where every individual especially women, children and marginalized people are aware of their rights and enjoy their right to dignified life.


CWAD focuses on promotion of women, girls, children and marginalized people’s right for the sustainable development and social justice.


CWAD facilitates to enhance women, girls, children and marginalized peoples agency and power within for their economic, social and cultural rights and gender equality.


  • To ensure women and children’s rights through the right-based approach, both at the policy and grassroots levels.
  • To ensure women’s, children’s and minorities rights by enhancing their participation in education, decision-making process, judicial services and income generating programs.
  • To focus on women’s issues and it scrutinizes basic problems relating women’s backwardness and addresses the issues of discrimination, inequity, prejudice and slander against women and disadvantaged groups.
  • To promote its work through consultation and networking with different Organizations working in the field of human rights, law, environment and development.

Working Areas

Organization Structure

Advisory Board

Board Member

Kunta Raut


Manita Rayamajhi


Advocate. Meera Dhungana

(Board Member)

Manjuri Singh

(Board Member)

Advocate Radha Tandukar

(Board Member)

Kamala Adhikari

(Board Member)

Team Member