Introduction & Background



 With an aim of empowering women and initiate community development in Humla district, Women      Welfare Service (WWS) was established in 1993. The extreme poverty, vulnerable condition of women,  poor access to justice for women, lack of awareness on women rights and painful socio economic situation of  women in general forced few local active women to form this institution. Currently, WWS has 68 members  with women including single women and people with disabilities. It has its branch office in Shreenagar VDC  of Humla. At the moment, it has established another branch office in Mugu district covering programs of  women empowerment.
WWS has been working for the empowerment of women and community development in 17 VDCs of Humla, 5 VDCs of Jumla and 6 VDCs of Mugu. It is the only one woman led organization representing Karnali, one of the poorest and remote regions of Nepal.