FWEAN Working together for Socio-economic transformation
Women represent the biggest group that has been deprived of political power, economic development & social upliftment. Acc to the CBS preliminary report – 2012, women constitute 51.50% of the total population of Nepal among which only 57.4% women are literate. Only 19.71% households have fixed assets registered in the name as women headed.
FWEAN established in 2003 is the apex body of WEAN established in 1989 and works at establishing subsidiary chapters in all 75 districts. FWEAN is a not-for profit, non political organization aiming at representing the collective efforts and voice of women entrepreneurs in the economic progress of the nation and has been playing an influencing role in advocating for the needs and rights of women entrepreneurs in key decision making forums at national and international levels.
The federation ultimately seeks to redefine the perspective of women entrepreneurship from contribution to economic growth and poverty alleviation towards participation of women at all levels in the socio- economic sectors. Mobilization of women for collective action, their autonomy and equal rights, lobbying and advocacy comprises core components of FWEAN’s development projects.