The Centre for Women in the Himalayas 

The Centre for Women in the Himalayas aims to provide information necessary to all agencies and institutions doing research or developing programmes and policies related to Gender in the Himalayas, and to help groups which are supporting people in the Himalayas.

The Centre’s overlying objective is to improve gender and women-related practices by all stakeholders in the Himalayan region through inclusive development and by supporting activities that will improve the lives and rights of women.

The Centre brings to the fore specific data and information related to gender issues. It highlights the results of development efforts involving gender to develop new and appropriate policy options. It makes all of the above available to governments, international development agencies, civil society and the NGO community. The Centre advocates for women’s development in the Himalayas from a firm knowledge base, provides informed advice, and strengthens gender awareness.


The Centre for Women in the Himalayas – Objectives