Gender Equity

“Gender equality is, first and foremost, a human right…Empowering women is also an indispensable tool for advancing development and reducing poverty.Empowering women contribute to the health and productivity of whole families and communities and to improved prospects for the next generation. The importance of gender equality is underscored by its inclusiveness as one of the eight Millennium Development Goals. Gender equality is acknowledged as being a key to achieving the other seven goals.” –UNFPA

In Nepal, according to Committee on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), discriminatory attitudes regarding gender roles remain deeply entrenched in the social, cultural, religious, economic and political institutions and structures of Nepalese society and in the media. Due to limited access to education, Nepalese women rarley get the opportunities to engage in activities that would provide a greater degree of economic freedom. However with the emergence of women and development approach in the international context, Nepal, in recent times, too has begun to pay attention to improving women’s position. Women’s literacy, empowerment, and equity are increasingly being integrated in development initiatives.

Guided by these facts, BSDI also strives towards achieving gender equality to not only enable women to better perform their traditional role as homemakers and child care takers, but also to develop qualifies and able citizens. We aim to achieve these objectives by providing women’s literacy programs, income generation programs/activities, awareness building, access to health care facilities in rural parts of nepal. 

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