Pahichan Nepal

About Pahichan

Pahichan (The Identity) is a non-governmental organization based in Kathmandu, Nepal. We are committed to empowering marginalized women with disabilities who might be unmarried, widows or divorced. It will be done through creating a living, learning and working environment. We will enhance women’s skills, boost-up their confidence and enable them to live independent lives with dignity. 

It was established in 2019 by Ichhya K.C, a Nepali blind woman. In Nepal, women’s role is restricted to taking care of the husband’s house, giving birth to his babies and nurturing cultural practices. Strict patriarchal system, norms, religious practice and social boundaries hinder women from being active, contributing agents in society.

Women with disabilities, face the double brunt of patriarchy as well as the stigma associated with having disabilities. Women with disabilities are often considered as marriageable and are seen as weak members of the society. However, Pahichan will utilize this state of affairs as an advantage. We will encourage women with disabilities in Nepal to discover their independent identity regardless of their marital status and shall strive to upgrade their living status.

A visually impaired woman walking in the world.

Our Vision Mission Goal and Objectives

Vision

Every single and marginalized woman with disabilities get equal and dignified recognition in the society.

Goal

To empower single and marginalized women with disabilities economically, socially, politically and culturally.

Mission

Every single and marginalized woman with disabilities rediscover their own identity, live dignified lives and build an equitable community for themselves.

Objectives

1. To rehabilitate single and marginalized women with disabilities

2. To provide every opportunity to strengthen the capacity of single women and marginalized with disabilities.