Centre for Agro-Ecology and Development

Buidling self-sufficient, equitable and just societies in remote and disadvantaged areas of Nepal since 1992

We Empower the Marginalized

The Centre for Agro-Ecology and Development (CAED) works to create more just and equitable societies in remote and disadvantaged areas of Nepal.

The organisation uses human rights-based awareness-raising and training programs to empower marginalized communities, focusing on women, girls, children, Dalits and indigenous persons in particular.

CAED also advocates for the rights of its beneficiaries at the district, provincial and federal government levels.

The Karnali Livelihood Empowerment Program (KLEP) aims to enhance the food sovereignty of marginalized communities in the Karnali Province of northern Nepal. It also seeks to address caste-based discrimination and to give effect to the rights of women and indigenous persons, by empowering them as agents of social change and giving them the tools to improve food security within their local communities. Learn more…

The Women, Girls and Child Rights Program (WoGCRP) uses youth empowerment to address gender inequality and to give effect to the rights of women and children—with a particular focus on girls—in three districts of far-western Nepal. The program gives the participating girls and boys the tools to tackle harmful practices such as child marriage and menstrual banishment, and to raise awareness of sexual and reproductive health among persons of all ages in their communities. Learn more…

The Women’s Reproductive Rights Program (WRRP) has been addressing uterine prolapse in nine districts of mid- and far-western and south-eastern Nepal since 1999. WRRP uses a holistic, rights-based approach to prevent the condition by empowering women and girls to tackle some of its root causes, including child marriage and adolescent pregnancy. It also provides education and training on the causes, symptoms and treatment of uterine prolapse among key stakeholders—notably women at risk of developing the condition but also, for example, among government officials. Learn more…

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