Creative Institute Nepal (CIN) is a local non-profit making feminist organization established in January 8, 1998 at Rupandehi district with the aim of Women’s Empowerment, My Body My Rights, Legal Education and Economic Empowerment. At the beginning, her core working areas were Empowering literacy, Legal Literacy and Economic Empowerment and the project was funded by Pact International and The Asia Foundation. Later on CIN added her work with the objectives to prevent violence against women, girls trafficking, and sustainable livelihood program to ensure economic, social and political well-being of women as well as other marginalized group by promoting their access to rights and social justice in their communities. In addition, CIN works for the safe migration, women’s sexual reproductive health rights and agro based livelihood support program which helps to women for defining their self-respect and combating all deficiency.
Since her inception, CIN has been working with women’s village banks and saving-credit cooperatives, Aama Samuha of rural areas of Nepal. CIN has also been working with the poor and marginalized people in rural Nepal to empower them in the process of meeting their basic needs, improving livelihoods and building their own institutions through feminist perspective. It substantially contributes to women’s empowerment and socio-economic and political reconstruction process, by embracing the rights-based approaches to development. CIN is also committed to creating an enabling environment for building a just, equitable, peaceful and prosperous society through social, economic and political empowerment of the rural poor, particularly the poor rural women, young girls and other disadvantaged and socially oppressed people of Nepalese society.
Due to discriminatory power relation between men and women, women have been bearing many forms of violence which made us sad, depressed and very vulnerable to sexual abuse, trafficking, rape, health hazard, and vulnerable work to HIV/AIDS and death in all cycle of lives. But when women have power, they will have zero tolerance against violence and exploitation. CIN believes that human development is driven by empowered women. Therefore CIN will work and put on highest priority on empowering women and girls to become leaders and to ensure that their roles in society and the economy are properly valued and recognized for the social justice.