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Mission statement

America-Nepal Women’s Association of Greater Washington (ANWA) is a nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. America-Nepali Women’s Association of Greater Washington D. C

The purpose of this Association is to support and conduct activities in Greater Washington to increase communal awareness and to increase social interaction among Nepali women; conduct activities for empowerment of Nepali Women, and to increase the role played by the Nepali Women in the community.

Though (ANWA) was officially established in 2005, Nepali women from greater Washington DC had been working for the community since a long time on an ad-hoc basis, and continuously volunteer their time and effort to build a strong community in Washington DC.

Mission of this organization is THREE fold: 

  • Work for Nepali community in USA, especially mobilizing women force to the main stream, by conducting following programs:
    • Conducting various community activities to empower the women through advocacy and awareness programs, educating them, preserving Nepali culture.
    • Uniting Nepali community and bringing them together to educate new Nepali community members integrating into the US system;
    • Involving youth to participate to Nepali community, reminding them of their Nepali root; helping and preserving Nepali culture and tradition;
  • All of the founding members are originally from Nepal and they all feel the plight of Nepali Women.  Also, majority of ANWA’s members are women human rights activist, who have experience in women rights issue in grass root level in Nepal.

Realizing women’s plight in Nepal, ANWA will be working for following issues for Nepal:

    • Work as a networking organization to help Nepali Women in Nepal, and around the world;
    • Work with other Nepali organizations around the world including Nepal in support and solidarity;
    • Nepali Women can be seen and finally heard all over the world, their plight, their discrimination, their fight to establish equal footing like men in the society.  Protesting discrimination, speaking out for their economic right, domestic violence, human trafficking and all other forms of discrimination against them. ANWA will work closely with other Organizations having same mission and purpose to fight for the injustice, fight for equality to opportunity.
  • International solidarity for women’s human rights and human dignity.  Promote a supportive global network of friendship and understanding between Nepali Women and other women. ANWA will play vital role in changing women’s role in society and committed to build strong community with equal justice for all and bring women to decision making level.
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