Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO)

  • Asia
  • Nepal
FEDO promotes the rights of Dalit (meaning "oppressed" in South Asia) women through advocacy, education, economic rights, health and sanitation programmes and projects.

Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO) was established in 1994 by a group of concerned Dalit women with the vision to “fight against caste and gender discrimination and to construct a just and equitable society.”

FEDO's approach recognises the importance of having political representation for the voices of Dalit women to be heard. The organisation empowers Dalit women to understand and fight for their rights through active political participation. FEDO operates in 56 district chapters across Nepal with 2,154 women's groups and 53,850 group members.

FEDO takes a participatory approach to development, making sure to assess the needs of the communities in which it works so as to increase community members’ ownership of the project. FEDO’s programmes provide Dalit women with the awareness and tools they need to improve their lives.

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