Project Description

‘I Can Lead’

Project ‘I Can Lead’ aims to break the cycle of ‘Girls can’t be Leaders’, work to challenge and eradicate the psychological stigma which considers girl/women lack in political leadership and decision making capacity by bringing awareness to the youngest age groups of girls i.e. from 14-20 years. Our project aims to aware, engage, educate and empower 30 young girls from Province-3 and Province-7 (Far-western province) about female representation, knowledge in leadership and decision-making, democracy, good governance, electoral procedures and encouraging them to carry out research-based work where they will analyze and help to promote the condition of girl leadership, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and formal quality education for girls in their community.

Our project will mainly work in strengthening the leadership and decision-making capacity of young girls/ through 2 major activities; ‘I Can Lead’ Workshop and Research phase. ‘I Can Lead’ workshop is the first phase of the project which aligns with fulfillment of the first project objective: To enhance leadership ability, knowledge and understanding of targeted 25 young girls about democracy, good governance, civic engagement and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). The workshop is divided into two phases; Phase-I: which will be organized involving 20 young girls from Kathmandu valley and Phase-II which will be organized involving 10 young girls from Kailali district (Far-Western province of Nepal). The workshop will prepare these 25 female leaders in conducting a community-based research which will take place for 1 ½ month.

Meet our Girl Leaders

‘I Can Lead’ Workshop Phase I: Kathmandu

‘We’ completed our 1st phase workshop with 10 young girls at Kathmandu valley. ‘We’ for Change in support and collaboration with AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Girls Act has carried out its first workshop in Kathmandu empowering 10 young girls of age group 14-20 years on two major themes: Civic Engagement and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). The workshop helped these young female leaders gain deeper understanding on issues within our two themes. Discussion and interactive session were organized within these 5 days on below mentioned topics:

  1. Good Governance
  2. Women in Politics in Nepal
  3. Election Procedure in Nepal
  4. Issues of SRHR and safe sexual practices
  5. Importance of consent
  6. Understanding Feminism
  7. Public speaking and Confidence building
  8. Essentials of conducting research study

In the coming phase, our 10 young female leaders who have been engaged through our first phase workshop will be carrying out three different research and will be producing individual research paper by the end of December 2020, fulfilling the aim of ‘I Can Lead’ Fellowship 2020.

‘I Can Lead’ Workshop Phase II: Kathmandu

‘We’ completed our 2nd phase workshop with 10 young girls at Kathmandu valley. ‘We’ for Change in support and collaboration with AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Girls Act has carried out its second workshop in Kathmandu empowering 10 young girls of age group 14-20 years on two major themes: Civic Engagement and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). The workshop helped these young female leaders gain deeper understanding on issues within our two themes. Discussion and interactive session were organized within these 5 days on below mentioned topics:

  1. Good Governance
  2. Women in Politics in Nepal
  3. Election Procedure in Nepal
  4. Issues of SRHR and safe sexual practices
  5. Importance of consent
  6. Understanding Feminism
  7. Public speaking and Confidence building
  8. Essentials of conducting research study

In the coming phase, our 10 young female leaders who have been engaged through our first phase workshop will be carrying out three different research and will be producing individual research paper by the end of December 2020, fulfilling the aim of ‘I Can Lead’ Fellowship 2020.

Kindly, mail us at info@weforchange.org for any further queries.