Department of Women and Children

For company of deprived women in a meaning act – the Department of Women and Children came into being to pursue this purpose.

The Department is the implementing wing of the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare of Government of Nepal. Its mandate is to empower women, especially those who are economically poor, socially discriminated or otherwise put at a disadvantage. It is also tasked with advancing child rights and mainstreaming gender concerns in decentralized planning and review.

In fulfilling its mandate, the Department operates by a strategy paper – an expression of aspirations, assumptions and approaches. The departmental structure stretches out across the country, enabling it to run the Women's Development Programme, a community-level empowerment initiative involving hundreds of thousands of participants.

Reorganized into its present form on 10 June 2000, the Department has an eventful history.