Nepal National Dalit Social Welfare Organization (NNDSWO) envisions an equitable and prosperous society free from all forms of discrimination, exploitation and poverty where human rights, social justice and dignity of all are equally respected. NNDSWO works with Dalit and most marginalized communities who are traditionally excluded from the budget process in Nepal.
- Mr. Trilok Chand Vishwas V.K. National President
- Mr. Mohan Singh Sunar Executive Director
Lalitpur Metropolitan City, Lalitpur, Nepal
Kathmandu Province 3
Area of Expertise
- Human rights
- Strategic partnerships
- Results based management
- Local capacity development
- Quality education
- Food security
- Disaster risk reduction
- Bonded Labor (Haliya, Khaliya, Haruwa, Charuwa, Balighare, etc.) and anti-slavery advocacy at the grassroots, local, province, and national level
Major Current Activities
Nepal National Dalit Social Welfare Organization (NNDSWO) works for the protection and promotion of human rights of Dalit and vulnerable groups with a special focus on nondiscrimination and social justice. It advocates for the elimination of caste based discrimination and untouchability through awareness raising, campaigning, civic education, networking, legal support and case monitoring, fact finding, and litigation.
NNDSWO’s actions promote the participation of Dalit and excluded groups in decision making and governance processes and bring about changes in behavior and actions of duty bearers and stakeholders for strengthened democratic governance. Local capacity development, citizenship and voters' rights campaigns, fostering dialogues between people, leaders and duty-bearers, building alliances, practicing social accountability, and engaging people in local governance and budget processes are the group’s key interventions.
NNDSWO undertakes budget work by organizing budget advocacy campaigns and educating citizens about budget processes. Recently the group carried out research projects on people's participation and access in local budget processes. In 2016, NNDSWO’s budget advocacy campaign provided access to budget information to more than 10,000 people and built the capacities of more than 5000 local leaders.