Updated: Celebration! New Jerseyan Nepali women celebrated Nepali New Year 2079 with Nepali delicacy, music and dance in Jersey City, New Jersey. The event was hosted by Women for Cause (WFC).
Women for Cause (WFC) is New Jersey-based nonprofit organization which is founded in 2015 by a group of dedicated & passionate women interested in addressing domestic violence and host of other family issues faced by women in the U.S. WFC addresses immediate needs of women by providing services to support them and building up confidence in the family members. A long-term vision of establishing peaceful communities free from domestic violence.
Some of the highlights of WFC’s community works:
-WFC helped immigrants, low income families, and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
-WFC and its members helped Nepali community in New Jersey and Nepal during COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021. WFC partnered with Healthier Jersey to support Nepali community in Jersey City.
-WFC’s founding President Dr. Bishnu Maya Pariyar worked with City of Jersey City, Council Members to pass the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) resolution for Nepalese residing in the U.S. whose families were affected by the massive earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, 2015. More than 8,000 lives were lost during the earthquakes. The City became the only city in the U.S. which passed the TPS Resolution on May 27, 2015 and again in 2018.
-Right after the earthquake, WFC promptly fundraised to support earthquake victims in Nepal.
WFC’s founding President Dr. Pariyar went to Nepal and helped victims of earthquake. Her Nepal-based organization, ADWAN. Org, helped more than 5,000 families along with WFC's support to 300 families in Gorkha district to distributed tents, food, blankets, mosquito nets, and sleeping mats.
-Celebrated different Nepali traditional festivals such as Teej, Deusi-Bhailo and Nepali New Year in the community.
-Celebrated International Women’s Day every year in association with Bolo Behen (Hudson Speaks) and NRNA NJ Chapter.
-WFC founding President Dr. Pariyar closely worked with the City and Council President Joyce Waterman for Women's History Month March celebration.
-Conducted women support groups, focus groups and other training related to financial literacy, immigration sessions, domestic violence and immigration issues for South Asian population.
-Conducted free Health Camp, blood donation for South Asian community in association with America-Nepal Physicians Association (ANPA) and Hudson Speaks of CarePoint Health.
-Hosted summer picnic and get together of Nepali families.
-Received Proclamation from the Mayor Stephen Fulop of City of Jersey City for its earthquake relief work on July 24, 2015.