WEN is a non-profit organization that works for woman and child rights, social justice and gender equality. WEN programs focus on empowerment of women, preventing violence through awareness and preparedness, legal literacy and livelihood improvement for urban poor.
RASHMILA PRAJAPATI is a high profile media professional working for Radio Kantipur in Kathmandu, conducting programs on gender issues, women empowerment, among others. She has been working in various organizations for 15 years, in different sectors such as WASH, disaster management, heritage conservation, child rights, women empowerment, etc. She was instrumental in founding Women Empowerment Nepal in 2012, with its major program being Self Defense Training for women and children, skills development trainings, etc. She is active in a local women's campaign called National Newar Women Campaign, whose main objective is to increase the participation of local Newar women in politics, bureaucracy, and law making bodies.
EDESSA RAMOS is an international artist, counter-violence instructor, and human rights activist who volunteers as Self Defense teacher for WEN. Born in the Philippines, educated in the USA, and living in Germany/Switzerland, she is currently working in Nepal. She travels regularly, including to some of the world's dangerous countries. She is vastly multi-cultural, with a personal network spanning the globe, which assists her in project work, mobilization, and crisis management.