The National Indigenous Women Forum (NIWF) took a crucial step towards empowering Danuwar Indigenous Women by organizing a 2-Day Workshop on Traditional Knowledge, Practice Awareness, Capacity Building, and Record Keeping in Pachkhal municipality Ward-12, Devabhumi, Baluwa, Kavre.
Supported by the Forest and Farm Facility, a partnership of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IED), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and AgriCord, the workshop aimed to uplift Indigenous Women economically and equip them with essential entrepreneurial skills.
As rural communities in Nepal navigate the changes brought about by the post-COVID-19 era, NIWF strives to empower Indigenous Women in economic aspects. The workshops have seen success in many Indigenous communities, inspiring NIWF to create a marketplace in Kathmandu as a focal point for Indigenous Women Groups from across Nepal to showcase their beautifully scented natural soaps, handwoven Indigenous decorative items, and delicious achaar (pickle).
NIWF’s dedication to promoting traditional knowledge and supporting Indigenous Women in entrepreneurship promises a brighter and more sustainable future for these empowered communities.