Janaki Women Awareness Society (JWAS)

Janaki Women Awareness Society is a non-profit making non-governmental organization. It was established in 1993 in Dhanusha district of Nepal. The organization was formed and is operated by a group of women social workers. The formation of a democratic government provided space to the women social workers who were very much disturbed and concerned about the social evils of child marriage, Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS, dowry system, domestic violence, Conflict affected people, Disables, discrimination against women and lower castes. They decided to work in an organized way to uplift their economic, health, social and political conditions. 

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Our Vision


Building a self reliant society.  

A self-reliant society refers to that society where every household, being socially united and enjoying the fundamental rights, can maintain own household expenses (food, clothes resident, medicines, education etc.) from own income source and orient towards the equitable society.
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Our - Mission

Our  mission is  to organize the targeted  groups-  Women, children Youths and  marginalized  communities  against  Caste / Gender in-equality, other social evils and help them to improve their   health  and economical status.  We hope to make  them  self  reliant so  that   they have   a  proper participation in the decision - making  bodies of the society and are able to enjoy their rights.

Women in Action to End Child Marriage and Dowry System; Photo by: Rajan Nepal


Our - Goal

To promote economic, social, political and environmental development  through rights-based, participatory and democratic process to eliminate social evils, illiteracy, ignorance, ill health, undemocratic norms, immorality, discriminatory practices, environmental degeneration, undemocratic norms and usags.



Girls in Action; Photo by: Nub Raj Bhandari