Children and Women in Social Service and Human Rights (CWISH, Nepal) is a civil society organization contributing for dignified and happy life of children by enabling the respectful environment towards human rights (special focus on child rights) through interventions, advocacy and campaigns since its establishment in 1993. It is one of the pioneer child rights organizations working for child domestic workers' rights and continuously contributing as a facilitator to complement the gap of government in delivering the necessary service for the vulnerable children and their family. Similarly, we are advocating for the better policy provisions and their proper implementation for child protection, child friendly quality education and necessary support for the marginalized families where children are facing the risk of survival, protection, development, and participation.

Since 1996 CWISH has been working to improve quality education in schools, eliminate worst form of child labour, child sexual abuse and violence against children. CWISH is the pioneer organization to advocate against worst form of child labor in domestic service in Nepal. Besides its independent contributions, CWISH has collaborated with civil society organizations and networks at local, national and international level. CWISH is member of several national and international networks and alliances on child labor and Human Rights Issues. It is core member of Child Workers in Asia, Regional Task Force Member on Child Domestic Labor and a Member of Regional task Force on Child Participation. CWISH is member of South Asian Alliance for Poverty Elimination. Similarly, CWISH is a member of consortium for street children UK.

At National Level it is the chair at Consortium of Organization working with child clubs, Children at Risk Network Group, Nepal Rugmark Foundation, and Human Rights Home, National Alliance for Human Rights and Social Justice and Alliance against Trafficking of Women and Children in Nepal (AATWIN).

Because of CWISH immense work on child labor it has been awarded with outstanding NGO award by ILO Office in Nepal for 2005 on the occasion of World Day against Child Labor. CWISH practices and Interventions are highlighted as good practices and Learning by different national and international organizations. Green Flag Movement is one of the signature campaign conceptualized by CWISH and recognized by ILO and other international organizations that is considered as a positive innovation on eliminating child labour. Till date CWISH has reached to 85314 children, 58813 women, 105034 parents/employers, 515 institutions and 189540 indirect beneficiaries from 35 districts of Nepal. During our interventions CWISH has established partnership with 35 donors and successfully completed 83 projects. Besides, CWISH has facilitated to conduct the necessary process for safeguarding and ensuring their rights to justice of the 271 vulnerable children and became able to facilitate to make legal decisions which brought 63 perpetrator into punishment.


A significant proportion of the 168 million children engaged in child labor live in areas affected by conflict and disaster. The World Day against Child Labor this year will focus on...

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