FEDO was one of the first Dalit women national organization to begin working in Nepal since 1994. At first, it worked to address the basic needs of Dalit women by directly implementing non-formal education program, awareness raising activities, and formation and mobilization of saving and credit groups from Dalit women . It works at both the national and district level to improve access to resources, social justice, and equity for women belonging to Dalit community.Know More
In the movement against caste and gender based discrimination and in striving towards a just and equitable society FEDO plans to work with six key priority program areas of intervention.
"I am very glad that I am a member and have had the opportunity to participate in various training's and activities that has educated me and that I am able to educate other women. I can speak confidently and I feel am more aware and empowered. I can participate and freely communicate in meetings where people with power are present such as in ward as well as District level response mechanism. I now feel that I am powerful too."
Ekta Nepali, aged 28 is from Nepalgunj municipality
Laxmi Kumari Sunar, aged 31 is a member of Bageshwori Dalit Women Group (Kanchanpur).
Pukari Mahara, aged 35, President of Kalpana Dalit Women's group, Siraha
Dulara, now is a confident woman and helps and encourages other women group to become economically active and spreads awareness on the importance of education and cleanliness.