Giving new voice to women in Nepal

An UNDEF Nepal project works to increase participation of women in local governance at the most basic level of the ward, through Ward Citizen Forums. It educates women in democratic rights and gender-responsive budgeting, making them more vocal in their demands in the decision-making process. The project uses a range of awareness-building tools such as street theatre, public service announcements and television documentaries. Recent street theatre events were held in Sunsari and Dhankuta Districts. The project is implemented by Media Initiative for Rights, Equity and Social Transformation processes.