Nepal

In Nepal, NGOs supported by KIOS, have worked to enhance the rights of women, the rights of people with disabilities and the language rights of ethnic minorities. In Addition, KIOS partners have documented violations of economic, social and cultural rights (ESC- rights).

From Monarchy to Democracy

The end of the civil war in 2006 marked the beginning of a more peaceful era in Nepal. Soon after the civil war, an interim constitution was written; however, drafting a new constitution was a long aching process. Finally in 2015, a new constitution was passed and approved whilst causing opposition. This was particularly in Southern parts of Nepal where the new constitution was seen discriminatory towards some ethnic groups.

Multicultural Nepal

Nepal is a multiethnic society with more than hundreds of languages; therefore,  being able to consider the rights of different ethnic groups in the legislation and in decision making has been difficult, though not impossible. Most regions in the country have one or two dominant ethnic groups.

In Nepal, one of the most common reasons for dropping out of school is the fact that children don’t understand the Nepali language, which is the common teaching language.  KIOS supports the realization of language rights in Nepal which also promotes equal possibilities for education.

Building a Network of Women Human Rights Defenders

Also Women’s rights need to be enhanced in Nepal. Even in the newly adopted constitution, the rights of women and men are not equal. Violence against women is a long continued problem, which surfaced also during the April 2015 earthquake –many women ended up homeless, and faced sexual violence and harassment.

KIOS supports work combatting gender based violence and promoting women’s rights. The NGOs supported by KIOS have worked against trafficking and worked to build a nationwide network of women human rights defenders in Nepal.


Nepal

  • Active period: 1999–2020
  • Total funding: 1,299,296 €
  • Total projects: 32

Related organisations

  • Lawyers´Association for Human Rights of Nepalese Indigenous Peoples
  • Women’s Rehabilitation Centre
  • LACC – Legal Aid and Consultancy Centre
  • Informal Sector Service Centre
  • Childspace Foundation Nepal

Projects (32)

  • Nepal
  • 2018–2020

Increasing access of local people especially disadvantaged groups to public resources and govt. services/entitlements in regards to education, food and health in Nepal

95,000 €
  • Nepal
  • 2018–2019
  • Lawyers´Association for Human Rights of Nepalese Indigenous Peoples

Promoting Indigenous Peoples´ Land Rights in Nepal

43,500 €
  • Nepal
  • 2016–2017
  • Informal Sector Service Centre

Increasing access of local people especially disadvantaged groups to public resources and govt. ser-vices/entitlements in regards to education, food and health in Nepal (Sensitizing Responsible Authorities Being Responsive Towards the Education, Food and Health Issues of Local People)

50,500 €
  • Nepal
  • 2016–2017
  • LACC – Legal Aid and Consultancy Centre

Access to justice and legal identity through free legal aid for women and children

30,500 €
  • Nepal
  • 2015–2018
  • Childspace Foundation Nepal

Establishing the Rights of Marginalized Indigenous Tamang Children through Culturally Sensitive Learning

41,700 €
  • Nepal
  • 2014–2015
  • Childspace Foundation Nepal

Establishing the Rights of Marginalized Tamang Ethnic Children to Culturally Sensitive Learning Environment and Opportunity to Learn Native Language in School

18,100 €
  • Nepal
  • 2014–2016
  • LACC – Legal Aid and Consultancy Centre

Provision of free legal aid through a strengthened legal aid system

56,100 €
  • Nepal
  • 2014–2016
  • Centre for Victims of Torture

Break to the Violence against Women: Community Empowerment Project -phase 2

53,900 €
  • Nepal
  • 2014–2016
  • Informal Sector Service Centre

Sensitizing Responsible Authorities Being Responsive Towards the Education, Food and Health Issues of Local People – jatkohanke

104,200 €
  • Nepal
  • 2013–2014
  • Centre for Victims of Torture

Fighting Violence against Women with Sensitivity

23,700 €
  • Nepal
  • 2013–2015
  • Independent Living Centre for PWDs Kathmandu

Independent Living Centre for PWDs Kathmandu (CIL-Kathmandu): Human Rights Education for Promoting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Phase II

53,200 €
  • Nepal
  • 2012–2013
  • Human Rights and Democratic Forum

Initiative for Protection and Promotion of ESC rights

43,800 €
  • Nepal
  • 2012–2013
  • Independent Living Centre for PWDs Kathmandu

Human Rights Education for Promoting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

21,200 €
  • Nepal
  • 2012–2014
  • LACC – Legal Aid and Consultancy Centre

Free Legal Service and Mobile Clinic for Poor and Marginalised Women and Children

28,200 €
  • Nepal
  • 2012–2014
  • Women’s Rehabilitation Centre

Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women Human Rights Defenders, Phase 3

65,700 €
  • Nepal
  • 2012–2014
  • Informal Sector Service Centre

Sensitizing Responsible Authorities Being Responsive Towards the Education, Food and Health Issues of Local People

49,500 €
  • Nepal
  • 2011–2012
  • SathSath “Together With Children”

Advocate to Ensure Child Rights in New Constitute of Nepal

8,200 €
  • Nepal
  • 2010–2012
  • Himalayan Human Rights Monitors

Partnership for Protecting Children in Armed Conflict

82,200 €
  • Nepal
  • 2010–2012
  • Women’s Rehabilitation Centre

Women on the Frontline: Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women Human Rights Defenders: A Prerequisite for Sustainable Peace in Nepal

59,800 €
  • Nepal
  • 2008–2010
  • Women’s Rehabilitation Centre

Protection of Women Human Rights Defenders of Nepal: A Prerequisite for Sustainable Peace

23,500 €
  • Nepal
  • 2008–2010
  • Himalayan Human Rights Monitors

Partnership for Protection of Children in Armed Conflict (PPCC)

48,600 €
  • Nepal
  • 2008–2010
  • Himalayan Human Rights Monitors

Partnership for Protection of Children in Armed Conflict (PPCC), Mock Child Constituent Assembly (Children’s Constituent Assembly)

46,600 €
  • Nepal
  • 2007–2008
  • Himalayan Human Rights Monitors

Partnerships for Protecting Children in Armed Conflict

63,300 €
  • Nepal
  • 2007–2008
  • Women’s Rehabilitation Centre

Protection of Rights of Women Human Rights Defenders of Nepal: A Prerequisite for Sustainable Peace in Nepal

22,100 €
  • Nepal
  • 2007–2009
  • Conflict Study Center

Human Rights Training to Maoist Ex-Combatants in Cantonments in Nepal

27,400 €
  • Nepal
  • 2006–2007
  • Himalayan Human Rights Monitors

Partnerships for Protecting Children in Armed Conflict

30,000 €
  • Nepal
  • 2003
  • Human Rights and Peace Society

Social Equality Awareness Campaign

40,000 €
  • Nepal
  • 2002
  • Human Rights and Peace Society

Social Equality Awareness Campaign

16,400 €
  • Nepal
  • 2001–2002
  • Centre for Victims of Torture

Eradication of Torture from Nepal

16,800 €
  • Nepal
  • 2001
  • Human Rights and Peace Society

Social Equality Awareness Campaign

13,500 €
  • Nepal
  • 2000
  • Human Rights and Peace Society

Human Rights Seminar Against Torture

12,000 €
  • Nepal
  • 1999–2000
  • Human Rights and Peace Society

Human Rights Awareness Street Drama

10,100 €

News (11)

KIOS 20 years – celebrating the achievements and the unyielding nature of human rights work
  • 10 Apr 2018
  • News
  • Nepal

KIOS 20 years – celebrating the achievements and the unyielding nature of human rights work

KIOS partner Childspace in the spotlight. Proud of our culture and language – ending the cycle of poverty with education. …

Ilman ihmisoikeuksia ei ole kehitystä – KIOSin teoksen julkistamistilaisuus
  • 24 Nov 2016
  • News
  • Bangladesh
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Nepal
  • Other countries
  • Regional projects

Ilman ihmisoikeuksia ei ole kehitystä – KIOSin teoksen julkistamistilaisuus

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Helsinki Media Arts Upper Secondary School Donates for Nepal Schools
  • 7 Jun 2016
  • News
  • Nepal

Helsinki Media Arts Upper Secondary School Donates for Nepal Schools

Funds collected in Voluntary Work Day Campaign are being channeled for three local schools in Nepal. In cooperation with KIOS …

Support to Human Rights NGOs Declining – The Work and Security of Activists is at Risk
  • 2 Oct 2015
  • News
  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Burundi
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Rwanda
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tibet
  • Uganda

Support to Human Rights NGOs Declining – The Work and Security of Activists is at Risk

KIOS organized an international seminar on cooperation and protection of human rights defenders on 29th September 2015. During the event …

Disputes of Minorities’ Status Delaying New Constitution in Nepal
  • 28 Jan 2015
  • News
  • Nepal

Disputes of Minorities’ Status Delaying New Constitution in Nepal

Tasi Lama, the director of KIOS’ partner organisation in Kenya, visited Helsinki in January. In connection to his visit Maailma.net, …

Nepalese Disability Rights Activist Krishna Gautam Shares Experiences from Nepal on September 23rd
  • 16 Sep 2013
  • News
  • Nepal

Nepalese Disability Rights Activist Krishna Gautam Shares Experiences from Nepal on September 23rd

The Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights KIOS organizes an event on the promotion of the rights of people with …

Towards a more Equal Nepal with WOREC
  • 1 Apr 2010
  • News
  • Nepal

Towards a more Equal Nepal with WOREC

Women and women human rights defenders are widely discriminated against in Nepal, even by male human rights defenders. Since 2006, KIOS’ project partner WOREC has with KIOS’ support improved the status of women human rights defenders and women’s rights in general.

  • 9 Jan 2009
  • News
  • Nepal
  • Tibet

Follow-up and assessment mission to India and Nepal

Project Coordinators Kristiina Vainio and Ylva Sjöblom from KIOS visited India and Nepal from 22 November to 11 December 2008.

Renu Rajbhandari: Globally, the Core Questions are the Same
  • 22 Nov 2008
  • News
  • Nepal

Renu Rajbhandari: Globally, the Core Questions are the Same

Women’s Rehabilitation Center Nepal (WOREC) is a non-governmental organization combatting HIV/AIDS and trafficking in human beings, and promoting the rights of women and children. WOREC seeks to strengthen the actors at grassroots level as well as affect legal and political reforms.

KIOS’ 10-year Anniversary Seminar Discussed Democracy on Grassroots’ Level
  • 24 Oct 2008
  • News
  • Kenya
  • Nepal
  • Uganda

KIOS’ 10-year Anniversary Seminar Discussed Democracy on Grassroots’ Level

Democracy cannot be dictated from the outside – it is a long process that needs to originate from the grassroots. This was stated in the 10-year anniversary seminar hosted by KIOS on 21st to 22nd October 2008.

  • 31 Jan 2008
  • News
  • Nepal

HimRights and PPCC Protect the Right to Education in Armed Conflict

Children’s rights, especially their right to education, were widely violated during the armed conflict between Maoist insurgents and security forces in Nepal in 1996—2006. Schools were used as base camps, destroyed or closed for long periods of time, and young students were recruited into insurgent forces.