- Date established : 2047/07/10 (1990)
- Legal status : Registration district :Bajura
Registration date/ Number : 2049/09/05 (20 Dec.1992)/ 03/2049
PeaceWin is a non-government, not for profit making, social development organization. It works with marginalized groups, especially children and women for promotion and practices of their social, economic, cultural rights. It addresses on program integration and mainstreaming of social issues: gender & caste discriminations, child marriage, anti-tobacco, HIV & AIDS Chhaupadi (female has to live in a hut far from a house during menstruation) and structural governance/ social accountability.
After the restoration of democracy in 1991, Nepalese society became free and people became aware their roles and responsibilities toward their own development. Village people were gathered and stated to unite as group for development activities. PeaceWin, Bajura is a leading Non- governmental organization working in the Far-Western Development Region. It was established locally in 2047 B.S (1990 AD) at Atichaur VDC-4, Oligaon and registered in District Administration Office (DAO) office in B.S. 2049 Paush 5 (20 December 1992 AD).
3.1. Organization Vision, Mission, Goal, Objectives:
Vision: “PeaceWin envisions developing equitable well-off society.”
Every child & woman of PeaceWin working areas of Nepal fully enjoyed with basic human rights & development facility. Ensured opportunity and self-esteem of human being by eliminating all forms of injustice and discrimination based on caste, gender, class, age, property. All will be entertained the well-off life in friendly social relations, justice and equality.
Trusts to Achieving the Vision:
- It is possible to up groom social justice, peace and equality along with response and well addressing to values and norms of humanity.
- Sustainable development is quite in-door through ensuring of human rights, promotion and practices of positive social values and norms; and obeys to responsibility.
- PeaceWin is committed to advocate & contribute for social transformation.
to strengthen and improve the capacity and capability of civil society organizations to promote child rights, enhance the participation of women in decision making
- Advocacy and lobby for policy to develop responsible, accountable, transparent, gender sensitive society.
- Participation of children & women in procedures of social transformation
- Strengthening the institutional governance capacity of local bodies and civil societies.
Goal: Promote & practice of children and women rights, good governance enhancing their potentiality
- Advocacy for access to justice, gender & human rights, good governance, peace culture & responsibility through media partnership
- Improve access of all to the qualitative services of education and health
- Develop and mobilize community volunteers for creation inclusive development practices
- Support for the livelihood of youth & marginalized groups through reconstruction, vocational education & self-reliance opportunity
Directives to achieve the goal:
- Enhance value based inclusion, equity to access and control on resources.
- Media partnership for all human rights to all and social accountability
- Networking & alliance with local, national, international like minded organizations
The main objective is to make peaceful and prosperous society along with making better life for children and women irrespective the race, caste, ethnicity, political agenda, profit motive, religion.
- Promote and practice the Child and Women Rights
- Work for just, accountable, self sustained and equitable society along with enhancing the women’s participation in decision making process
- Conduct youth initiative programmes for productive, creative skill based activities along with cooperative based enterprises
- To work for making better environment considering the issues of disaster, environment as well as community sanitation, infrastructure development and management
- Work in the field of formal and non-formal education, safe motherhood, HIV/AIDS and STIs prevention and control as well as other basic health facilities to increase the access of community and needy people
- Work for social peace and prosperity as well as work in the field of information and communication along with research in the field of development.
3.2. To whom and with whom PEACEWIN is working?
PeaceWin’s social exclusion principle and approach include the inadequate or unequal representation, participation and involvement in decision-making in social life or a place in society. It involves the presence of social and institutional barriers that restrict access to essential services and development opportunities for some members of society
PeaceWin believes in Social Justice in terms of equitable access to socio-cultural, political, and economic and other basic human rights. It is an ideal condition in which all members of a society have the basic rights, security, opportunities, obligations and social benefits.
Impact Group: A group that constitutes populations for whom PeaceWin intends to effect positive long term sustainable changes. The population group upon which the programme and its partners aim to have a positive impact with a long-term commitment to overcome underlying causes of poverty, vulnerability and social injustice. The impact group is typically larger than the subset population directly impacted by an individual project or initiative at the field level carried out by PeaceWin.
3.3. Thematic Area:
- Child Rights, Education: Participation, Development
- Women and Youth Leadership: participation, vocational skills/ education, cooperatives and micro enterprises/ access to resources
- Good Governance: Social Audit, Public Hearing/ Audit etc. for social accountability of services
- Environment management and disaster response
- Economic Development: Income Generation, small scale enterprises, market linkage
- Health and sanitation: Community lead sanitation, infant-maternal health and cross-cutting issues (Chhaupadi and child marriage, gender and caste discrimination, HIV/ AIDS, Anti-tobacco)
3.4. Working Approach:
To achieve strategic directions PeaceWin has adopted:
- Identify and mobilize potentialities of Human through partnership on community owned skill and knowledge
– Enhance equity through proper utilization of resources for equality
- Networking with national, international and local like minded organizations
- Program integration and mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues
- Media partnership and cooperatives
The approach PeaceWin has been adopting is:
– Child Clubs
– Women Rights Forum/mothers’ groups
– Youth groups
– School Management Committees
– Cooperatives, users groups
– Community Forestry Users Groups
– Village Child Protection Committee
– Local bodies, GOs and other stakeholders
PeaceWin is having partnership with the following agencies:
- Save the Children since 2000 continue
- Action Aid Nepal since 2008 continue
- CARE Nepal 1990 continue
- Poverty Alleviation Fund 2004 continue
- District Development Committee/HELVETAS/TBSU1996 continue
- Restless Development from 2014
- World Education from 2014
- World Vision International from 2014
- Global Fund/Family Planning Association 2009-2013
- DFID/ESP/RDIF 2012-2013
- UNDP/Support for Peace & Development Initiatives
- Open Society Institute – Education
- SNV- School Physical Improvement
- CARITAS Nepal
- CONCERN/ PPCC
- DDC/RVWRMP from 2009-2010
- DDC/ LGCDP 2010-2012
- Local Governance Facility (LGAF) 2011-2012
3.6. Physical Presence of the Organization:
PeaceWin had completed the study on institutional development status and support for their capacity development of 9 District Child Welfare Boards of far-western region in 2004 (Bajura, Bajhang, Achham, Doti, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Darchula, Baitadi and Dadeldhura). It had facilitated to DCWBs regional consultation workshops for UNCRC first periodic report from GoN. Workshops on ‘Changing Context & Women Rights’ in 2006 for Women Rights Forums of 10 districts (Bajura, Bajhang, Achham, Doti, Kailali and Kanchanpur, Banke, Bardia, Surkhet, Dang) and organized various trainings for these networks at Nepalgunj. A project ‘Children in Armed Conflict and Education” successfully completed in Doti with partnership of Save the Children Norway 2003-2005. Baseline survey of Household socio-economic in Building Climate Resilience of Watersheds in Mountain Eco-Regions (Bajura, Doti, Dadeldhura and Achham) supported by ADB/Water Shade Management Department Nepal. Presently physical presence is in Bajura, Achham, Bajhang with different projects.
3.7. Organizational Structure:
- a) Executive committee: Nine members (3 female and 1 dalit/ janajati) b) General member: Total 126 (female 49, male 77) c) Institutional landscape/infrastructure and capacity of the organization: Full time staffs: 114 (Female 27%, male 73%). Among them dalits 19%, dalit female 6%, and Janajati is 1%. 12 administration com finance and office support, 8 civil constructions, 7 Media, 57 social mobilizers (Technician & non-technician).
- Part time staffs: 39 (Female 19)
- Programme advisors: 5 (GoN II class ex-officer 2, media-2)
d) Organizational policies/strategies:
Human Resource management/ Personnel policy, Financial Policy, Child protection Policy, Gender and Social Inclusion Policy, Good Governance Policy, Fund Raising strategic plan, Long Term Strategic Plan 2008-2012, Institutional Support Grant Management Policy, Sexual Harassment policy, Different programs implementation guidelines.
e) Organizational Competencies:
Child Rights/ Child Friendly Education, Water and sanitation, environment management, health (advocacy, awareness & education on HIV & STI, infant-maternal health) & hygiene, Good Governance/Social Accountability, Women leadership/ Gender and Development, peace and justice, income generation.
PeaceWin has long experience working on saving and credit to cooperative entrepreneurship (facilitating to 11 saving/credit, multipurpose cooperatives) and media partnership (FM radio, printing papers).
Social Welfare Council 2093/2094, Sustainable Development Network-Far & Mid-West Nepal 2093, NGO Federation of Nepal-1996, National Alliance of Child Rights Organization (NACRO)-2001, National Consortium of Child Rights Organization-2002, Forum for Human Rights and Social Justice (HR Alliance) 2004, Program Learning Group -2006, National Advocacy Forum Nepal -2004, National NGOs Network Group Against AIDS Nepal (NANGAN) 2005, Network of Participatory Action Group (NEPAN)- 2008, Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (ACORAB) – 2008, National Campaign for Education 2010, Right to Food Network -2010, Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) Forum – 2011.