Community-based rehabilitation in Nepal: A case study of Rural Women’s Network (RUWON) Nepal


Authors: Pavithra Rajan-Kesav
Page Range: 307-310
Published in: International Journal on Disability and Human Development, Volume 17 Issue 2
ISSN: 2191-1231

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Nepal is a low-income country in South Asia struggling with poverty over many decades. Despite efforts by the government and external help from other countries, Nepal is still plagued with vulnerable living conditions for children and women, especially in remote areas. There have been ongoing programs to address this issue; however these problems still persist in rural Nepal. Rural Women’s Network Nepal (RUWON) is a non-governmental social organization that has been striving to improve the condition of children and women in Nepal through community-based rehabilitation. Since its inception in 2007, RUWON has made substantial progress through its unique community initiatives. The author of the current paper has been associated with RUWON as a volunteer-language teacher. This paper is based on an interview with the general secretary of RUWON. It provides qualitative inputs about the strategies for certain problems in rural Nepal. In addition, certain recommendations to tackle persistent issues are discussed.

Keywords: Developing countries, underserved populations, vulnerable populations, Nepal

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