06.05.2016 09:38

Peer Learning among the Nepali Partner Organizations

Three of AWO International’s partner organizations in Nepal are working towards the same goal but they had not yet been sitting together around one table. All the three are working towards safe migration and against human trafficking. It was high time for a get together and an exchange how to reach...

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11.04.2016 07:16

German Parliamentarians visited AWO International’s Office

A delegation of four German Parliamentarians along with representatives of the German embassy visited the office of AWO International in Kathmandu.

The delegation wanted to learn about the situation of safe migration and human trafficking with focus on women and child rights in Nepal. The...

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07.04.2016 11:49

Call for Concept Notes for Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) Project in Nepal

AWO International is looking out for new partners with a core expertise in Disaster Risk Management for strengthening resilience of earthquake affected communities’ in Nepal. Concept Notes should be submitted before 25th of April 2016.

AWO International is a German INGO working in the field of...

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19.03.2016 05:52

International Women Day celebrations 2016 in Odisha, India

The international women’s Day was celebrated in many places in Odisha. The MADHYAM Foundation and its partners organized a wide range of activities. Meetings and rallies were carried out, cooperatives, schools and officials participated in the events.  

In Kalahandi district, the Mahashakti...

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11.03.2016 07:20

Inauguration of a new Poverty Reduction and Food Security project in drought affected areas of Maharashtra

A new project for “Poverty Reduction and Food Security” was inaugurated in Maharashtra at the end of February. With financial support from AWO International, the four year project was started in five villages of Beed and Solapur districts of Maharashtra, India. The project is carried out in...

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AWO International Southasia
01.01.2016 00:01

New Head Representative of AWO International in South Asia

On 1st January 2016 Ines Budarick took over the representation of AWO International for Nepal, Bangladesh and India from Felix Neuhaus who returns to Europe after seven years in South Asia. Mrs. Budarick has a master degree in South Asian Studies and is very familiar with the culture and languages...

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20.12.2015 11:15

AWO Partners observe International Migrants Day 2015

Till date 1 Million refugees are registered in Germany in 2015. While most of those migrants rescued their life from civil war and insecurities migration patterns in South Asia are different as labour migration turned out as an economic survival strategy for many families. As per data of the United...

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10.12.2015 17:25

Position Paper highlights Nexus between Disasters and Climate Change with Migration and Human Trafficking

Based on the global and regional Humanitarian Aid Strategy of AWO International a regional position paper was published to highlight the connection of disasters, forced migration and trafficking in persons and to showcase relevant humanitarian aid experiences and recent efforts of AWO International...

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30.11.2015 11:15

Inauguration of Irrigation Structure and State-level Women Vegetable Growers Conference in Odhisa, India

On 26th November a 1,8 kilometer long diversion based irrigation structure was inaugurated, irrigating unutilized farm land and enabling drinking water to marginalized communities. In Bhubaneshwar a high level state conference on women vegetable grower cooperatives was held. The diversion based...

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15.11.2015 09:48

New Publications of AWO International

The Yearly Report for 2014 is now available in German and English language. The members-magazine “Weitblick” highlights the relevance of the new Sustainable Development Goals in our development and climate change adaptation project with the Indian cooperation partner AFARM and presents an...

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11.10.2015 06:59

The Sustainable Development Goals and their reflection in AWO International’s Regional Portfolio South Asia

During the Sustainable Development Summit, held from 25th - 27th September in New York, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been adopted by the United Nations as the new basis for development till the year 2030. The regional portfolio of AWO International in South Asia follows a...

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01.10.2015 08:42

AFARM awarded for Good Practices in Livelihood Development of Rural Poor

500 dignitaries including members of parliament, senior officers from state & central government line agencies and representatives of local administrations & corporate sectors from all over India attended a national workshop on good practices in Bhopal. AFARMs approaches to combat poverty...

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22.09.2015 15:07

Five Month after the Earthquake in Nepal

Since 25. April 2015 more than 50.000 people were reached by various humanitarian aid interventions of AWO International and its partners organizations. In the initial phase people received tarpaulins, hygiene and NFI kits and the most needed, recently supported safe temporary shelters help to...

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20.08.2015 13:37

World Day against Trafficking in Persons: Three New Projects launched in South Asia

Rallies, cultural- and interaction programs with police, media and human rights activists in Bangladesh, India and Nepal sensitized about an alarming increase of trafficking in persons. In July 2015 AWO International started 3 new long term projects to mitigate human trafficking and to support...

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15.07.2015 10:19

Fruitful Partnership with SPACE helped to Restore Life of Kamaiyas in Dignity

The closure of the cooperation project with the “Society for Participatory Cultural Education (SPACE)” benefiting the Kamaiya community, consisting of former bonded labors, was celebrated on 28. June 2015. The “Community Empowerment and Sustainable Livelihood Program (CESL)” started in October 2009...

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26.06.2015 09:57

IEC-Materials against Human Trafficking and Forced Migration launched during Press Conference

On 26th June 2015 more than 40 journalists from national and international media attended a press conference organized by AWO International, MAITI Nepal and POURAKHI in coordination with IOM. As risk of Human Trafficking and forced migration is high after earthquake and first cases are already...

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29.05.2015 09:28

Press Release: Relief Works after Nepal Earthquake

AWO International is a German INGO, affiliated with the Social Welfare Council (SWC) of the Government of Nepal and has an own office in Nepal since 2009. In 2015 five long term development projects are implemented in context of livelihood promotion, safe migration and human trafficking. These...

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11.05.2015 13:33

Earthquake in Nepal: AWO International distributing relief material for more than 27,500 people

After the devastating earthquake in Nepal more than 7.800 people are confirmed dead and 18.000 injured. More than 500.000 people lost their houses. In collaboration with national partner organizations AWO International is distributing relief materials for more than 27,500 people in the districts...

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04.05.2015 23:55

Earthquake Response and Appeal for Donations

As per 04th May 2015, 10:00AM, 7276 persons died and 14.362 were injured in the strongest earthquake in the last 80 years that took place on 25th April 2015. 600.000 families lost their houses and need emergency shelter. 580 schools are destroyed. Only 70.000 tents could be distributed at this...

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27.04.2015 23:50

Heavy Earthquake in Nepal: AWO & ADH coordinate Aid

On Saturday, 25th April 2015 the hardest earth quake since 80 years hit Nepal. More than 4.000 people died in Nepal and hundreds in India. 10.000 people are wounded, hundred thousands lost their houses, livestock and property. Since the first day the Regional Office Team of AWO International is...

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