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Sankalpa – Women’s Alliance for Peace, Justice and Democracy

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Sankalpa is an alliance of diverse women’s organisations that strives to give voice, genuine space, dignity and respect to Nepali women in the new constitution in the making of Nepal.
Sankalpa, which means a promise, a commitment and determination, is an alliance of diverse women’s organisations set up after Nepal’s peace process began in 2006. It strives to give voice, genuine space, dignity and respect to Nepali women in the new constitution in the making of Nepal.

Sankalpa is dedicated to ensuring women’s equal opportunity, irrespective of caste, ethnicity, religion, language, occupation, or degree of physical ability. Its objective is that diverse groups of women are visibly engaged at all levels of the Constituent Assembly and peace building processes. It has defined itself as “Mission 50/50”, meaning proportionate and representative participation of women at all levels of the peace process and all state structures.

The main focus of Womankind's partnership with Sankalpa is women’s participation and leadership, with particular focus on the increased decisive and powerful role of women in peace, governance and politics in Nepal. This partnership will contribute to the shared aim of strengthening the women’s movement to underscore the inclusion of women irrespective of caste, ethnicity, religion, language, occupation, or degree of physical ability, and to support resilience and capacity for coordinated action at local and national levels and engagement at regional and global levels.
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