Active community mobilizer in Nepal supporting many other disabled people into self-help groups and livelihood activities.
This project will train 60 young adults in IT skills, in five cohorts over 3 years, in a supportive environment adapted to their needs and informed by skills needed for the jobs market.
Journalist, DPO leader and co-founder of the Nepal Disabled Human Rights Centre.
Nor Bahadur is a charming, gregarious person, of restricted growth, happily married to Tanka with whom he has a young son. Life was hard when Bahadur was growing up: as one of four brothers in a rural family, he was expected to pull more weight than was physically possible, and he felt that he was […]
Ambika’s husband Ram Prasad became unwell over a decade ago, and has been unable to work ever since. Ambika cannot bring herself to recall those terrible days. She had sole responsibility for their five children, and no-one to help; all she remembers is the feeling of loneliness and discrimination. When she heard of DHRC’s WDIL […]
Gramin Mahila Srijansil Pariwar (GMSP) is a women-led, women-focused NGO founded in Nepal’s Sindhupalchowk District in 1993. Their objective is to prevent the trafficking of women and girls, prevent gender-based violence, and promote development programmes for women.
DHRC is a national disabled people’s organization formed in 2000 to promote the political, social, legal and economic rights of all disabled people.
KOSHISH means ‘making an effort’, and is the first mental health self-help organization in Nepal fighting to improve mental health policy, quality of care, and to challenge prejudice and discrimination suffered by people affected by mental illness.
Sumitra was born with a club foot, but had corrective surgery at the age of ten, leaving her more confident and strong enough to handle physical work. The eldest of six siblings, Sumitra had to take responsibility for her family at a tender age. Today, as part of our Women-Led Disability-Inclusive Livelihood project (WDIL) with […]
Matrika, himself a mental health patient, was not diagnosed until the age of 25, and it took another four years fully recover. He then chose to talk about his own experiences to de-stigmatise attitudes towards mental health in Nepal, and very quickly became a respected advocate speaking on national TV channels across Nepal. Matrika founded […]