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In Nepal, Advasi Janajati Women have bitter experiences of inherent structure of patriarchy and dominated by political systems. Social exclusion based on gender has for centuries been an important part of the Nepali milieu. Similarly, social exclusion based on ethnicity has been another reality in Nepal. Thus, Indigenous nationalities Women face social exclusion not only because of them being women, but also because of their ethnicity. Women comprise 51.48 percent out of which 35.5 percent are Adivasi Janajati. Indigenous women comprise around 18 percent of total population. It is a fact that the state has not recognized the "identity" of indigenous women. They have been deprived from policy making process and has included them under the general term "Nepali women" In addition; Indigenous women are marginalized and excluded from the mainstreaming national development. They have suffer triple form of discrimination, First for being women, secondly for being indigenous, thirdly being indigenous women.National Indigenous Women's Federation (NIWF) is a Kathmandu based umbrella organization of Adivasi Janajati (Indigenous Nationalities) specific indigenous women's organizations. The multiple roles that Nepalese Indigenous womem contribute to maintain preserve, conserve and promote the distinct identity of Indigenous peoples. Their language, culture, skills, tradition,custom and knowledge in management of community resources are distinct.

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Objectives
  1. Ensure constitutional, legal, political, social,  cultural,  religious, educational, economic and  customary rights of indigenous women.
  2. Ensure indigenous women's rights in ethnic,  linguistic and regional autonomous regions  through the organizations of indigenous women  and capacity development of its organizations.
 
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National Indigenous Women's Federation (NIWF)
Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel: 00977-1-6226804, 4784192
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Contact Address

National Indigenous Women's Federation (NIWF)
Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel: 00977-1-6226804, 4784192
E-mail : niwf2057@gmail.com

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