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Empower Dalit Women of Nepal, Nepal

Empower Dalit Women of Nepal

Intern at Empower Dalit Women of Nepal

Since 2003, Empower Dalit Women of Nepal (EDWON) has been assisting rural Dalit women to become agents of change. EDWON enables Dalit women, repressed by caste and gender, to claim their human rights, gain economic empowerment and live in dignity.

Our mission addresses the root causes of gender and caste-based discrimination–and poverty–by organizing women into empowerment groups. In these groups women develop solidarity and EDWON offers access to training and savings and loan activities, because economic and social empowerment go hand in hand.

Dalit women are the leaders and decision-makers in their groups. Together they build solidarity and confidence, problem-solve, educate their children and take collective action.

EDWON’s bottom-up approach focuses directly on the United Nations Millennium Goals of women’s empowerment, gender equality, poverty reduction, and universal education.


This internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Ideally, they would want a passionate individual who has the drive in making a difference in the world. This individual should have excellent communication and writing skills. As a strong leader, who can work in teams, this person needs to be curious, creative, conscientious and reliable. Must have a BA or an MA with two years of relevant work experience in the fields of education, program development, administration or non-profit work. ESL training and experience living in a developing country is considered a plus.

Teaching and Facilitation

  • Teach English language to a small group of highly motivated women activists. Set standards for measuring progress.
  • Facilitate a collaborative approach to development of a non-formal education curriculum for marginalized women. 
  • Create workbooks and a teacher manual. 
Administration, Publicity and Fundraising Assistance
  • General editing
  • Grant and donor agency research
  • Help with creation of website
Field Report Assistance
  • Occasional field visits to assist with information gathering and photography


Stipend to cover living expenses, two week vacation, Nepali language instruction. Airfare if stay exceeds 9 months.

Term: 6-12 months, 40 hours a week


Please send CV and cover letter to Eva Kasell: before March 7th 2016


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