Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC)

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Contact Information

w: www.worecnepal.org
e: worec.whrd@gmail.com


WOREC works in partnership with people at the grassroots level in order to resolve the major socioeconomic, cultural and human rights injustices prevalent in Nepal and to work towards in order to resolve the major socioeconomic, cultural and human rights injustices prevalent in Nepal and to work towards the attainment of social justice and sustainable livelihood at the community level. While WOREC’s main goal is to prevent the trafficking of persons from a human rights perspective, because of the complex underlying causes of trafficking, WOREC works from a holistic perspective in order to achieve human rights for all Nepali persons.

Areas of Work

WHRDs, trafficking, migration, women’s health, violence against women, economic socio-cultural rights such as right to food and right to women’s health, children and youth development, sustainable livelihood, community development, chhahari programme (a drop in center for women working in the informal sector and entertainment area).

Urgent Responses Offered

Urgent appeals, international solidarity and communication strategies

WOREC produces appeals related to violations against WHRDs. However, appeals are not available on the website.

Advocacy with regional and international mechanisms

WOREC regularly submits urgent appeals to the UN Special Rapporteur and other Rapporteurs depending on the nature of the violation. They also work with EU embassies and other institutions and are a part of the EU working group on Human Rights Defenders in Nepal.

Legal assistance and trial observation

WOREC provides legal support to cover lawyers’ fees and provide regular follow up with the lawyers. WOREC also attends trials to provide observation.

Medical assistance, stress management and psychosocial counseling

WOREC provides psychosocial counseling for WHRDs in the districts. When WHRDs require advanced counseling, they are requested to come to Kathmandu where they can stay for few days and meet with the counselors.

Temporary relocation and emergency hotline

WOREC has built facilities in the office for WHRDs to stay for short periods of time when facing threats and harassment.

WOREC also facilitates temporary relocation of WHRDs within Nepal:

  • It provides financial assistance for travel and living expenses in Kathmandu.
  • Relocations are carried out in coordination with the National Human Rights Commission and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Geographic Focus



The website is available in English and Nepali.