On October 11, 2023, we celebrated International Girls’ Day, a day dedicated to recognizing and honoring the power, potential, and promise of girls worldwide. This year, under the theme “Invest in Girls’ Rights: Our Leadership; Our Well-being,” our celebration embarked on an inspiring journey towards empowerment. The event highlighted the significance of girl-led leadership and […]
Advancing Girl-Led Leadership Fellowship Position: Fellow – Advancing Girl-Led Leadership Department: Programs Start Date: July 2023 End Date: June 2024 Location: Kathmandu with frequent travels to project sites About Hamro Palo: Established in 2016, Hamro Palo has expanded its work in various districts of Nepal working in close partnership with government schools and communities. […]
For over a decade, we have been educating, empowering, and equipping adolescent girls, boys, and women on health and safety issues, primarily on sexual and reproductive health and rights including menstruation education through our core programs; Her Turn, His Chance Education and Empowerment Program and Sneh Program. Through these programs, we’ve been able to create […]
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an adolescent is defined as any person between the ages of 10 and 19, falling within the WHO’s definition of young people, which includes individuals between the ages of 10 and 24. In Nepal, adolescents make up nearly a quarter of the population, and nearly half of all […]
The month of February was about working with and for adolescents. After years of experience in the field of adolescents and education, Hamro Palo learned the reality that many of the issues that rural adolescents face have significant commonalities with those faced by urban adolescents. Urban adolescents and those from community schools are at greater […]
For over a decade, we have been championing & advocating for a gender-equal world and investing in young girls’ education and empowerment. While we celebrate women’s day every day, March 8 remains more special as we get to be a part of a global celebration of women’s achievement and a continuous fight for a world […]
Adolescent mothers, being among the most vulnerable group, are more likely to face several health risks and consequences. Teen mothers face many physical, psychological, social, and emotional challenges. “It was my husband’s decision to have children. He didn’t allow me to decide. When I conceived, my husband left for abroad. I struggled emotionally and psychologically. […]
“Getting involved in Her Turn Program has been an eye-opening experience for me. I consider myself a leader today. I can stand against injustices and biases happening around me. In the cases of experiencing sexual harassment in the school, family and community, I have been confident enough to take my own stand and raise my voice against it. I owe this to Hamro Palo and Her Turn Program”, shares Salina Shrestha, the graduate of Her Turn Program. This is one of the thousands of stories shared by the graduates of Her Turn and His Chance Education and Empowerment Program. These inspirational stories are what motivate us to continue making substantial differences in the community that we live in.
“Climb with Pancha” – an initiative by Hamro Palo is an opportunity for young girls to explore their interest and potential in outdoor sports led by Ms. Pancha Maya Tamang, a national sports climber. She has participated in numerous domestic competitions and won medals in many international competitions representing Nepal. “Climb with Pancha” emerged in […]
‘Digital Generation’. Our Generation’ Hamro Palo celebrates adolescent girls and their – power, courage, and leadership. While we celebrate girls’ leadership every day, we want to make the international girls day a special event. Every year on 11 October, the International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated throughout the world. Hamro Palo champions girl’s […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
In 2016, we started the tradition to meet Girls Support Committees formed during the Her Turn workshops in schools. Together with the girls, other stakeholders – teachers, mentors, trainers, local government representatives were also involved in programs through the annual symposium and conferences. These annual gatherings provide an opportunity to share our work, find its […]
Her Turn Leadership Award – International Day of the Girl Hamro Palo celebrates adolescent girls and their – power, courage, and leadership. While we celebrate girls’ leadership every day, we want to make the international girls day a special event. Every year on 11 October, the International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated throughout […]
Raising awareness of girls’ issues on national and international agendas is an important part of our work. If you would like to contact us about our writing, research, or other forms of collaboration, drop us a line. Check out our advocacy work below.
Dipisha was born in 2005 and is studying in tenth grade at Shree Ramdevi Secondary School. She lives in Chautara Sangachowkgadhi. She attended Her Turn workshop in 2021. A clear vision and willingness to understand adolescent girls' problems and find appropriate solutions is what makes Dipisha a great leader. Impressed by her leadership skills, she is appointed secretary and president of the child club in her ward and municipality respectively. She has also worked for empowerment of married adolescent girls and aims to become a nurse in the future.
Kabita Shrestha born in 2002 is from Chautara Sangachowkgadhi. She is studying bachelor’s in Education (1st year). She was Her Turn workshop trainer in 2021. She is passionate about everything that she does and has the ability to deliver knowledge to others in an easily understandable way. She aims to be a teacher and get a government job through the public service commission. She is actively involved in projects aimed at empowering adolescent girls. She likes to work in groups and be involved in various community programs.
She was born in 2005. She studies at Shree Setidevi Secondary School in ninth grade. She lives in Sanghachowkgadi, Chautara. She attended Her Turn workshop in 2021. She was to actively participate to eradicate societal malpractices. She has taken scout training and aims to develop the agricultural sector in Nepal.
Kopila was born in 2006. An enthusiast learner and amazing dancer Kopila is from Chautara Sangachowkgadhi Kubindhe-4, Deurali. She attended Her Turn workshop in 2021.. Currently, she is studying in tenth grade in Shree Kalikadevi Secondary School. She wants to continue her dancing journey in the future while she builds a career in the IT sector. She values discipline and wants to understand the roots of superstitions in her community so that she can actively work to fight against it.
Manita Dhungana was born in 2006. She is from Thulitar, Dhulikhel wants to make her community an exemplary one. She attended Her Turn workshop in 2021. She aims to become a lawyer in the future. She says that evil practices and distortion in our society push it to the darker side and hence we need to fight against such evils. She is a passionate individual who wants to contribute to her community and is constantly looking for opportunities to do so.
Nawaraj Puri was born in 2006. He is school captain of Shree Siddhikamaladevi Secondary School, Pipaldanda and studies in ninth grade. He attended His Chance workshop in 2020. He believes that we should never give up and always focus on our aim. He likes learning new things and helping others. As a school captain, he has the responsibility of taking decisions for his school. He also plays sports like football, volleyball, relay race and Kabaddi and wants to be a computer engineer in the future.
Niraj was born in 2005. An active member in his local youth club, Niraj Tamang from Chautara, Syaule is studying in Setidevi Secondary School in tenth grade.He attended His Chance workshop in 2020. Other than being good in studies, he is also good at playing football. He is also keen towards helping elderly and single women. He aims to be a software engineer in the future.
Prakriti Dulal was born in 2006. She studies at Shree Setidevi Secondary School at Thulosirubari, Chautara. She attended Her Turn workshop in 2021.She strongly believes in herself and her capabilities and says that one day, she will achieve great things in life based on her merits. She has a unique and fearless personality and wants to be a lawyer and give back to the community in the future. She likes reading, writing and is a great storyteller. She is also an active member of the child club in her community through which she organizes various programs and attends meetings in the community.
Puspa was born in 2005 and studied in Shree Siddhikamala Devi Secondary School in tenth grade. She attended Her Turn workshop in 2020. She stresses more on practical knowledge and skills alongside theoretical and academic knowledge. She is an active member of many innovative clubs in her school, involved in organizing and participating in different programs. Puspa also has a keen interest in reading stories, singing, and dancing. She wishes to help others and community members and be active in the field of Social Work in the future.
Roshan was born in 2005. He is studying at Shree Setidevi Secondary School in tenth grade. He attended His Chance workshop in 2020. Being a volleyball player, sixteen years old Roshan Tamang displays sportsmanship in his life and not just in sports. Having keen interests in playing different games and singing, he wants to become a singer in the future.
Salina Shrestha was born in 2006 at Syaule, Sindhupalchowk. She is studying at Shree Setidevi Secondary School in tenth grade. She attended Her Turn workshop in 2020. She is an active member of her ward child club and is a capable leader. She is enthusiastic about various issues in the community and wants to give back to the community in the future.
Sanchita Dulal was born in 2007. She is studying in ninth grade in Shree Seti Devi Secondary School. She attended Her Turn workshop in 2021. She is a confident person who has seen many hardships at a young age. She lost her parents at a young age and is living with her grandparents. Regardless of her family situation and economic crisis, she is a class topper. She believes if one focuses on their studies and works hard for a better future despite their struggles, they can achieve anything.
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