Janaki Women Awareness Society (JWAS) is a non-governmental and not for profit making civil society organization. It was established in 1993 A.D. (2050 B.S) in Dhanusha District. The organization was founded and is operated by a group of women social workers. The vision of JWAS is to creating a prosperous society where all the women are dignified. The work of JWAS is targeted to improving the standard of living and empowerment of Marginalized Community, Women, Girls, Dalits, Youth, Poor, Janjatis, People With Disabilities, and Disaster Stricken & Conflict affected people of Nepal.
At 80 of our centers, Hilkor (“Ripples in the Water”), a PMC-Nepal radio show originally developed for a regional broadcast, became part of the curriculum. Through our network, 1,600 girls listened to Hilkor and discussed the character-driven, culturally relevant storylines with their peers.
‘सानोमा बिहे ग¥यो भने छोरीहरूको शरीरमा नराम्रो असर पर्छ। तिनीहरूले बच्चा पाउँदा मर्न पनि सक्छन् भनेर म्यामहरूले सिकाउनुभएको थियो’, जनकपुरमा एक कार्यक्रममा भेटिएकी आरतीले भनिन्, ‘घरमा त आमाले धेरै गाली दिनुहुन्छ। उमेर धेरै भयो भने केटा नै पाउँदैन भन्नुहुन्छ। तर, मैले २० वर्षपछि नै बिहे गर्छु भनिसक्या छु।’