New Perimeter

Our Global Pro Bono Initiative

Enhancing the Skills of Women Lawyers in Nepal

About our work

New Perimeter has developed and delivered practical training seminars to women lawyers in Nepal as part of an initiative led by the Canadian-based organization Women Lawyers Joining Hands and the Nepal Bar Association, with support from the United Nations Development Programme. The initial training includes a module on legal ethics and the professional obligations of lawyers and a module on corporate and commercial law and business ethics. The second training, for those who have participated in the first training, covers intellectual property and technology and international arbitration and mediation. Both trainings cover business development, marketing, and networking lessons. The program is designed to support female lawyers in Nepal by providing mentorship and ongoing training to increase their skills and opportunities for advancement and networking, particularly in the corporate commercial field.

Key deliverables

  • Deliver practical training seminars to female lawyers in Nepal

Key facts

  • Female lawyers in Nepal make up less than 10 percent of the country's practicing lawyers
  • Over four trainings since 2015, approximately 120 female lawyers have participated in the courses
  • As part of the rolling training model, the female lawyers who participated in the first course in 2015 and early 2017 completed the second course in 2017; those who participated in the first course in late 2017 completed the second course in 2018, and a new cohort of female lawyers were invited to participate in the first course


I will use this training in my professional career and it will help me prosper.”

— Nepal Women's Training attendee

I will use this training to enhance my profession [and] to maintain my professionalism. I will provide legal advice and services under the code of conduct.”

— Nepal Women's Training attendee

Women's advancement



Project dates

2015 - Ongoing

Program partners

  • Women Lawyers Joining Hands
  • Nepal Bar Association

Program managers

Claire Donse, Suzanna Brickman