Category: Nepal

Jagadish

Jagadish Prasad Adhikari was one of three co-founders of the Disabled Human Rights Centre, along with friends Maheshwar Ghimire and Shudarson Subedi. Over the years, the three friends developed DHRC-Nepal into a national cross-disability advocacy organization, as well as supporting local DPOs in other parts of Nepal. Jagadish contracted polio at the age of one. […]

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Nor Bahadur

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 […]

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Ambika and Ram Prasad

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 […]

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GMSP

Gramin Mahila Srijansil Pariwar (GMSP) is a women-led and women-focused NGO founded in Nepal’s Sindhupalchowk District in 1993. Their objective is to prevent the trafficking of women and girls. They also work to build awareness and prevention of gender-based violence and on the promotion of development programmes for women. Since we were introduced by DHRC, […]

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Disabled Human Rights Centre, Nepal

DHRC is a national disabled people’s organization formed in 2000 to promote the rights of all disabled people: political, social, legal and economic. DDP’s initial support for DHRC was in raising awareness and generating evidence of disabled people’s rights and needs and influencing policy, all of which was submitted to the constitutional assembly charged with […]

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Koshish

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. Matrika Devkota, founder of KOSHISH and a leading advocate on mental health issues, says that one of the […]

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Sumitra

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 […]

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Matrika

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 […]

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Women-Led Disability-Inclusive Livelihoods

DHRC, Nepal 2018-2021, with the support of UK Aid Our partnership with the Nepal Disabled Human Rights Centre (DHRC) began in 2007 with a 5-year Advocacy for Change project, to ensure that Nepal’s new constitution included disabled people’s rights in accordance with the UN Convention. The Women-Led Disability-Inclusive Livelihoods project aimed to contribute to a reduction […]

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