Department of Women and Children
The Department of Women and Children is the implementing wing of the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare of the Government of Nepal. Its mandate is to empower women, especially those who are economically poor, socially deprived or otherwise put at a disadvantage.
In fulfilling its mandate, the Department is led by its governing ideas. Enabled by a structure stretching out across the country, it runs the Women Development Program, a national priority intervention targeted on the intersection of poverty and discrimination.
The Department came into being in 2000. But it has a fairly long history.