Interview by Savina Xavier
The main goal of GET-Nepal is to provide safe travel opportunities for girls and women and meanwhile contribute to the needy communities
With many initiatives being targeted towards women empowerment across the world, many young girls are coming to realize their roles in changing social norms and erasing the stigma around women. These projects are being implemented at the grass-root level, where young girls are encouraged to be a part of them.
In line with the global nations, Nepal as a developing country is also actively taking up initiatives and creating opportunities for women and young girls to help them have a brighter tomorrow. While there are close to 75,000 NGOs in Nepal working towards various causes, Girls Empowered by Travel (GET) – Nepal is one among these organizations that is creating empowerment opportunities for Nepali women and young girl community through projects like Hitaishi that help in building a powerful network of Girl Travel Circles (GTC).
In an interview with Sajana Bhadel, the President of GET-Nepal, Nepali Sansar Bureau (NSB) explored the nature and prospects of such projects striving for women and girl empowerment, alongside the challenges that crop up whilst implementing them. Here are some of the excerpts from the interview: