Providing education, assitance and safe shelter, to women in need throughout Nepal.

Change Action Nepal

For development and empowerment of excluded people, with full liberty, dignity, and prosperity.​

For development and empowerment of excluded people, with full liberty, dignity, and prosperity.

Our Mission

  • Fight trafficking and help increase participation of women in urban and rural communities.  
  • Increase living standards and opportunities in a sustainable manner through awareness, education, health, water supply and sanitation, environmental programs and income-generating activities.

Our Vision

An egalitarian society where marginalised, oppressed, vulnerable women, children and community members have improved living conditions so that they can enjoy their lives free of violence, exploitation and discrimination in full dignity and safety. 

Change Action Nepal is a non-profit, non-governmental and non-political organisation registered at District Administration Office, Lalitpur, Nepal in FY 2073/2016 and affiliated with the Social Welfare Council since its inception. CAN started working in 2001 by a group of committed, enthusiastic and energetic women to help women develop their society.

The main objective of this organisation is to end, or at least minimize, gender-based violence and modern day slavery in Nepal. Through combining direct, collaborative and grassroots action, CAN addresses the root social, economic and political elements leading to abuse and trafficking.

These issues and problems are a complex combination of a lack of education, the global human trafficking network, caste and gender oppression, and poverty. Our current prime initiative and role is to provide a safe shelter, assistance and education to women in need throughout Nepal. We are also spreading awareness of human trafficking and sexual oppression through media, conferences and campaigns to make political and social change. 

Annual Report

What do we do?

Our Programmes

Education Scholarships: Empowering girls through education

The dream of CAN is to bring education to 15,000 vulnerable and voiceless girls throughout Nepal.

Safe House

CAN’s Safe House based in Kathmandu, is a repatriation home for vulnerable girls who have experienced a variety of traumatic experiences.

Counselling, Support and Training

CAN provides professional counselling to girls who have experienced a variety of trauma.

Advocacy and Awareness

CAN focuses on creating awareness of a variety of social issues, as a means for social change and prevention.

Poverty Alleviation

CAN works to better the living standards of society’s neediest, providing hope and opportunities for the future.

Women's empowerment through voice

CAN provides Women’s Groups a platform for voice and social change.

Emergency Support

These include rescuing homeless children to sponsoring medical treatment to funding transportation.

Disaster Relief

CAN worked to rebuild homes, schools, toilets, farm houses as well as provide education of earthquake sustainability and prevention.