Mission East is a Danish international relief and development organisation, working in Eastern Europe and Asia. Our aim is to deliver relief aid, to create and support long-term development projects and to empower local aid organisations to carry on the work independently. Making no racial, religious or political distinction between those in need, we aim to assist the most vulnerable.
Karnali women elected to local councils
In May, June and September 2017 local elections were held in Nepal for the first time in 20 years. Mission East has been working in the country since 1997, in recent years predominantly in the remote Karnali Zone, which is one of the most under-developed areas of Nepal. The fight against poverty in this mountainous region is hampered by discrimination of women and their lack of access to relevant institutional support. There is only little awareness of women’s rights, and women’s opportunities to participate in income generation are limited. Mission East has therefore organised women’s literacy groups where the participants learn basic literacy skills and receive training in their rights. Recently this awareness raising has had positive results: 14 women from Mission East’s literacy groups have been elected to the local councils.Read More