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A Life-Saving Helpline for Nepali Women During COVID

By Donor Direct Action | Dec 9, 2020
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A Life-Saving Helpline for Nepali Women During COVID Puspa Poudel, legal officer for the Forum for Women, Law and Development, counsels a client over the…

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School girls in Nepal need your help to stop sexual violence

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 3, 2019
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School girls in Nepal need your help to stop sexual violence The Forum for Women Law and Development (FWLD), our partner in Nepal, has just…

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Nepalese women who miscarry must not be treated as criminals

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 21, 2018
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Nepalese women who miscarry must not be treated as criminals Meera, a young woman from eastern Nepal is currently serving a seven year sentence for…

Sangita Magar's mother feeds her during her hospital stay following an acid attack

Help protect Nepali women from acid attacks

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 13, 2017
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Help protect Nepali women from acid attacks Sangita Magar’s mother feeds her during her hospital stay following her attack. Sangita Magar and her friend were…

Nepali Supreme Court Justice Sapana Pradham Malla

Nepal partner appointed Supreme Court justice

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 5, 2016
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Nepal partner appointed Supreme Court justice Congratulations to Sapana Pradhan Malla, founder and former President of the Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD), a…

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FWLD Emergency Fund for Victims of Earthquake in Nepal

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 28, 2015
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Our Nepalese partner, the Forum for Women, Law and Development in Kathmandu, has set up a fund for emergency relief following the devastating earthquake in Nepal. 100% of all contributions to Donor Direct Action for this fund will go directly to Kathmandu to help victims address urgent survival needs.

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Garnering global support for a gang rape victim in Nepal

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 21, 2013
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Garnering global support for a gang rape victim in Nepal In 2011, Donor Direct Action issued our very first urgent appeal to help a Nepali…

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International Outcry Inspires Legal Action

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 21, 2013
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On June 24, 2011, a 21-year-old Buddhist nun traveling to visit family in far eastern Nepal had to spend the night on a bus halted by flooding. The driver and four other men from the bus company gang-raped her until she lost consciousness.

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Nepal Supreme Court Issues Verdict in Favor of Trafficking Victims

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 2, 2013
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The Nepal Supreme Court ruled in favor of a public interest litigation filed by FWLD, Maiti Nepal, and Shakti Samuha, and ordered effective implementation of regulations that require cases such as human trafficking, rape, and abduction be heard through continuous hearings to ensure victims receive justice.

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FWLD Founder Receives Lotus Leadership Award

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 22, 2013
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Sapana-Pradhan Malla is awarded by the Asia Foundation for her anti-trafficking work.

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Justice for Phulmaya: gang rapists sentenced to 12 years

By Donor Direct Action | Jan 10, 2012
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On 9 January 2012, the final court hearing against a bus driver and other bus company employees charged with gang raping a young Buddhist nun (“Phulmaya”) in Nepal took place.