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Local peacebuilding organisations in Nepal
Action Works Nepal (AWON)
AWON works with poor, excluded and vulnerable people in Nepal, promoting human rights, equality and empowerment.
Advocacy Forum (AF)
The Advocacy Forum aims to combat the culture of impunity in Nepal by promoting the rule of law through a focus on victims, legal aid and high level policy advocacy.
All People Development Centre (APEC)
A local group that has set up youth-led peacebuilding initiatives in the Siraha district of the Terai in Nepal
Alliance for Peace (AfP)
AfP is working to build a peaceful and democratic Nepal. It was established in the midst of the recent conflict by a group of young people, and today involves professionals, aspiring student political leaders and other activists.
Asian Academy for Peace, Research and Development
Asian Academy for peace promotes sustainable peace in Nepal through a variety of academic and practical community-based programmes, research and projects.
Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON)
Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON) is a not-for-profit and autonomous network of ninety two youth organisations.
Bal Sewa Samaj (BSS)
BSS works to strengthen civil society's ability to work for peace in Nepal, and develops the skills and resources to allow the peace process to be successful.
Ban Landmines Campaign Nepal (NCBL)
Ban Landmines Campaign Nepal (NCBL) works to advance peace and disarmament in Nepal at both grassroots and national levels.
Bhumija Human Rights Association
Bhumija HR Association promotes sustainable peace and development in south-eastern Nepal, focusing on youth empowerment.
Caritas Nepal empowers poor, marginalised and disadvantaged people to reduce poverty, secure humanitarian assistance, and realise social justice and peace.
Center for Economic and Social Development (CESOD)
CESOD is involved in human rights protection, conflict transformation, peacebuilding and democratisation in Nepal. They also conduct conflict-related research work.
Centre For Community Resources and Environment Development (CeCRED)
CeCRED strives to decrease the likelihood of future conflict in Nepal by addressing extreme poverty amongst marginalised groups.
Chetana focuses on the promotion of human rights and peace in the mid-western Dang region of Nepal, but also recognises the importance of economic uplift in averting future conflict and supports local people in income generation schemes.
Collective Campaign for Peace (COCAP)
COCAP is a national network of peace and human rights organisations in Nepal.
Conflict Victims’ Committee (CVC)
The Conflict Victims' Committee (CVC) was established in 2006 with the aim of supporting the victims of conflict in Nepal.
Creative International Forum (CIF)
CIF is involved in activities ranging from direct mediation in local conflicts, national advocacy campaigns, and training other organisations in Nepal.
Dalit Development Society
DDC works to create a more just Nepalese society. It focuses on victims of the recent conflict and dalit people, promoting basic human rights and re-integrating marginalised people
Dalit Welfare Organisation, Sindhuli
DWO-S was founded to work on behalf of the dalit ('untouchable') caste in Nepal, but recently it has moved into the areas of conflict transformation and peacebuilding.
Friends for Peace (FFP)
Friends for Peace (FFP) is a membership-based non-profit organisation composed of a team of professionals committed to the study and practice of conflict resolution and sustainable peacebuilding in Nepal.
Himalayan Community Development Forum (HICODEF)
HICODEF works in Nepal and aims to empower vulnerable groups through participatory activities.
Human Development and Peace Campaign (HUDEP)
HUDEP works to document and disseminate information regarding missing person cases, mostly connected to the armed conflict in Nepal.
Human Right Protection and Legal Service Center (HRPLSC)
HRPLSC builds peace in Nepal by focusing it's efforts on empowering local people.
Human Rights and Environmental Development Centre (HURENDEC)
HURENDEC believes that poverty, and the gap between urban élites and remote rural poor people, are major causes of conflict in Nepal, and that it is essential to address this and utilise local resources carefully in order to build a lasting peace.
Human Rights and Environmental Education Centre (HUREC)
HUREC is a local Nepalese NGO working on peace promotion, environmental preservation, human rights and poverty alleviation since 1993.
Human Rights Awareness Centre (HURAC)
HURAC was established to promote and protect human rights – the abuse of which they see as one of the major causes of conflict in Nepal.
Human Rights Network and Peace Action Group (PAG) Nepal
PAG has works toward improving the human rights in Nepal, with a special focus on the rights of women, children, and marginalised groups.
Indreni Rural Development Centre Nepal
Indreni Rural Development Centre promotes education for community empowerment in Nepal.
Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC)
Informal Service Center (INSEC) is a non-government organisation working for the protection and promotion of human rights in Nepal.
Institute of Human Rights Communication Nepal (IHRICON)
IHRICON aims to be a mediator between media and society in Nepal, in order to utilise the power of the media for the protection of human rights.
Institute of Peace and Development (INPED)
INPED aims to protect and promote human rights to support conflict transformation, peacebuilding and development in the Sindhuli district of Nepal.
Jagaran Media Center (JMC)
JMC was established in 2000 by Dalit journalists who sought to challenge the embedded caste-based discrimination in Nepali society with media awareness.
Jagaran Nepal works to raise awareness for women's empowerment through programmes related to sustainable peace, good governance and human rights.
Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN)
JCYCN works to empower young people to play a central role in Nepal's peace process.
KAPINCE-Nepal works at the grassroots of society to promote peaceful, equitable and sustainable development. They focus on empowering people through education and awareness-raising, focusing on marginalised groups.
Karnali Integrated Rural Development and Research Centre (KIRDARC)
KIRDARC aims to promote peace, human rights, development and good governance in the Karnali zone of Nepal.
Local Concern Group Nepal
Local Concern Group works to create peaceful communities in Nepal and address the impacts of conflict by rehabilitating conflict victims, especially women and children.
Media Initiative for Rights, Equity, and Social Transoformation (MIREST-Nepal)
MIREST-Nepal aims to support democracy through the mass media by raising awareness of issues such as good governance, social inclusion, human rights, and peacebuilding.
Mukti Nepal is a women-led organisation working to promote equality, justice, and women empowerment.
Nagarik Aawaz was established in 2001 to work for peace in Nepal. Since then it has organized many civic movements for peace.
National Alliance for Human Rights and Social Justice – Nepal (Human Rights Alliance)
Human Rights Alliance is a national level umbrella body of over 1,500 Nepali human rights organisations working for peace in Nepal.
National Peace Campaign
Run by peace activists and academics, NPC aims to help establish lasting peace in Nepal. NPC works to address the root causes of conflict, focusing on its political, social, economic, and cultural aspects.
Natural Resource Conflict Transformation Centre-Nepal (NRCTC-N)
NRCTC-N works to study, research, document and transform of natural resource based conflicts in Nepal.
Peace and Conflict Studies Center (PCSC)
PCSC is comprised of a group of preeminent experts and scholars in peace, security and human rights.
Peace for People
PFP was established to support a Nepalese society where people can realize peace, democracy and human rights.
Rural Women’s Network Nepal (RUWON Nepal)
RUWON Nepal has worked for decades to promote social justice and the rights of women, young people and children in Nepal.
SAHAMATI focuses on social and economic development, promoting good governance, and natural resource management. SAHAMATI is currently building peace in some of Nepal’s conflict-torn areas by developing local initiatives to raise living standards.
Samjhauta’s aim to develop a strong relationship with local people and give them ownership of development projects in Nepal.
Sansthagat Bikash Sanjal
Sansthagat Bikash Sanjal is a networking organisation comprising 19 different local Nepalese NGOs, founded on the belief that sharing resources, best practice, and experience is the best way to serve the most vulnerable people in Nepal and bring genuine development to the grassroots.
The Sarswati Foundation is a youth-led organisation which aims to enable young people to take action in transforming societies crippled by war, violence and poverty
Siddhartha Social Development Centre
Siddhartha Social Development Centre (SSDC) works to empower marginalised and disadvantaged groups economically and socially in Nepal.
Sundar Nepal Sanstha (BNA)
Sundar Nepal Sanstha works on community projects with poor, deprived and marginalised people, including former child combatants.
SUPPORT Nepal works to reduce inequalities facing Nepal's minority groups in an effort to ensure a sustainable peace.
Videh Foundation aims to support women, especially those from the Terai/Madhes, in their involvement in peace and constitution making process in Nepal.
Women for Peace and Democracy Nepal (WPD Nepal)
WPD Nepal works to promote gender equity in Nepal. And in doing so enhance practice of democracy and promote the culture of just and equitable peace
Women in Good Governance
WIGG’s objective is to strengthen the democratic peace process in Nepal, particularly through activities aimed at women.
Youth Action Nepal (YOAC)
YOAC works with young people in Nepal to ensure the peace and democracy process is sustainable.
Youth Alliance for Peace and Environment (YAPE)
YAPE works directly with local communities in Nepal to develop immediate responses to outbreaks of violence as they occur.
Youth Initiative (YI)
YI is one of the leading Nepali youth organisations working in the field of youth empowerment