Since the beginning of 2020, the pandemic confined people inside their homes for safety but instead, it gave birth to a shadow pandemic, increasing the rate of violence against women. “624 Cases Of Violence against Women And Girls (VAWG) committed during the lockdown, 61% Violence inside Home”, reports Women’s Rehabilitation Center (WOREC) in June. The rising […]
In 2013, WASH United, a German non-profit initiated the Menstrual Hygiene Day celebration on 28 May to create a global advocacy platform for individuals and organizations to raise awareness about the negative social norms, break the stigma and engage decision-makers in global, national, and grass-root level. The day is being recognized globally and in 2020 […]
Hamro Palo was established with the vision to provide education and information to girls of rural Nepal where they can have an equal say in their family, school, and the community. We wanted to create an environment for girls to realize their potential and become the change-makers of Nepal. With this vision, Hamro Palo was […]
We believe in empowerment, education, and equality. The Her Turn Education and Empowerment program is a core program of Hamro Palo. The Her Turn Workshop teaches girls about health, hygiene, safety, confidence building, and leadership skills. Since 2013, Hamro Palo has had more than 6893 Her Turn Graduates from 6 districts of Nepal. In 2021, […]
The engine halted and the people inside the vehicle came to life as the ticking of the engine died. Everyone peaked outside the window, excited to begin the day. We got off the automobile and directly headed towards the dining area to fill our hungry bellies with a lovely breakfast prepared by the kitchen team […]
The online safety toolkit presents opportunities of online resources for learning, social connections, major threats, scenarios of adolescent stories, tools to stay safe and ways to report cases of abuse. Last year we went to rural schools and met with almost 60 adolescents to find out about how they are using internet and social media, […]
This is a repost of a blog post from People in Need (here is the original). Check out the video from the flash mob in Gorkha: With the orange ribbons tied on their wrists, Her Turn girls and His Chance boys started moving their hands with a dance step at Bus Park in Gorkha Bazaar, […]
#WD2019 #ThePowerOf We are thrilled to attend the Women Deliver 2019 conference in Vancouver, taking place on June 3-6. It’s “the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women.” There will be thousands of change makers, activists, advocates, researchers, decision makers, and implementers discussing the challenges, solutions, […]
Like every other day, today we celebrate the Day of the Girl. We stand with the girls everywhere in the world especially rural girls in Nepal as they are the emblem of courage, strength and leadership of Nepal. It has been 6 years since we began working with and for girls and has been amazing […]
Since our first Her Turn Girls Support Committee symposium in Kathmandu back in 2016, it has been our tradition of adolescents meets at least once a year. And now, that time of the year has arrived as we gear up for our 3rd Adolescents Meet Up on August 9-10th in Banepa, Kavre district. Last year, […]
For most of the girls in the schools of Sindhupalchowk and Gorkha districts, where Hamro Palo organizes four week long Her Turn workshops for the adolescents, the subject of menstrual hygiene always stands out. Asmi Budathoki, 13, from a school in Bhotekoshi, Sindhupalchowk, says, “at the workshops, we learned that menstruation is a natural process. […]
On the 8th of March last week, International Women’s Day was celebrated all over the world. On this special day Hamro Palo attended a rally in Kathmandu planned by Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare. In the rally we highlighted the overall theme of this year’s IWD; #PressForProgress, but we also joined in on […]
This year’s International Women’s Day campaign theme is #PressForProgress, because gender parity won’t happen overnight. We are making positive gains day by day, but still we need to keep motivated, keep pressing forward and progress gender parity. We here in Hamro Palo have made a small video to set focus on the day and show […]
All over the world we celebrate international women’s day on March 8, and in Nepal the day is celebrated with a public holiday. Even though the day is celebrated and recognized, we want to create awareness about why we are celebrating this day, and how important it is to remember why we dedicate this day […]
Hamro Palo (Our Turn in Nepali) is a non-government organization established in early 2016. Before the registration, Hamro Palo had been running Her Turn workshops in schools in remote and rural villages of Gorkha and Sindhupalchok districts under fiscal sponsorship of like-minded organizations.
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Anita joined Hamro Palo in 2016 and is working as a Program Manager. Prior to joining Hamro Palo, she has worked with youth and adolescents in Nepal and South Asia. She has served as a President in a youth led organization called Youth Initiative and co-founded a non-profit called Sambhawana. In 2011, she was awarded Community Solutions Fellowship by US State Department and placed in Boston, Massachusetts where worked in public and alternative schools. In 2013, Accountability Lab recognized her school initiative called “Civic Schools” as one of the best interventions in school for civic education and awarded an accountability incubator fellowship, best known as “Accountaprenuer”.
Radha is a graduate in Social Work and Rural Development from Tribhuvan University. She is a member of the founding team of Hamro Palo and has extensively worked in planning and executing Hamro Palo’s programs for three years. In 2018, she joined Naropa Fellowship, a one-year post-graduate program focused on building sustainable entrepreneurship in the Himalayan Region. Having a keen interest in girls’ empowerment and providing access to education, she rejoined Hamro Palo in September 2020 and is working as a Project Coordinator.
Anisha Joined Hamro Palo in February 2017 as a Finance Officer. She graduated with bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA). Prior to Joining Hamro Palo, She has worked as an Accountant in PnP Business Solution (Audit Consultancy). She enjoys working with diverse team of Hamro Palo.
Shovana joined Hamro Palo in 2017. She has completed her bachelors in management. Prior joining to Hamro Palo, she worked in marketing and administrative sector. She is interested in cricket and also had participated in district level cricket tournament. She also loves to explore new places, dancing and reading. She wants to motivate people to live their life and bring positive change in others life.
Kalpana joined Hamro Palo in September 2020 as a COVID-19 Response Project Lead. Prior to joining Hamro Palo, Kalpana has worked for over nine years in disability rights and livelihood as a coordinator. She has bachelors degree in Arts and is a trained professional on inclusive education. She has also completed special training on child care from John F Kennedy School, London.
Pralita joined Hamro Plao in 2019 and is currently working as Project Associate. In the year 2017 she was selected as one of the fellows and has been engaged in various different projects as a volunteer and intern in Hamro Palo. She has completed her bachelor’s degree in Community Development and wants to build her career in development sectors, especially focusing on adolescents.
Reeti joined Hamro Palo in 2020 and is currently working as a Communication and Documentation Associate. She was a former intern reporter in Nepali Times and has been engaged in media and communication projects since 2015. She is a Media Studies graduate from Kathmandu University School and wants to empower young girls of Nepal through media.
Usha joined Hamro Palo in 2021 and is currently working as a Master Trainer. She is a graduate of Conflict, Peace, and Development Studies from Tribhuvan University. She is a member of the Dynamic Youth Forum and has been engaged in various projects related to children. She wants to contribute her knowledge and skills for social development focusing on children and adolescents.
Mina Gurung joined Hamro Palo in 2020. She is currently working as a Project Lead from Chautara Sangachowkgadi municipality of Sindhupalchowk district. She was a former Project Assistant in Community Development and Environment Conservation Forum. She has a keen interest in capacity building for adolescents.
Saraswati Karki joined Hamro Palo in January 2020 as a community mobilizer. She works in Chautarasangachwokgadi municipality of Sindhupalchowk district. She has completed her Intermediate level (+2), and holds a teacher license. She aims to work as a service provider in her community. She has seen how women and children lack opportunities in her community so she wants to make positive changes in her community.
Sharmila joined Hamro Palo in early 2019. She has served in various non-profit organizations. At Hamro Palo, she lends her support to the admin and finance department as Office Assistant. Sharmila aims to continue her service as she feels safe being around women’s company.
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