ActionAid is a global justice federation working to achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication. ActionAid Nepal is a member of the federation, working for human rights, anti-poverty and gender equality. It is a non-governmental national social justice organisation established in 1982 and working locally in different provinces of Nepal. It is also a part of both national and global social justice movement and other civil society networks, alliances and coalitions.
Strategic Programme Priorities
AAN’s strategic programme priorities spelled out in the fifth CSP are to:
- Advance feminist leadership and women agency to defeat violence against women and girls and gender-based inequalities.
- Advance quality public education as basic rights for all children.
- Promote sustainable economic alternatives for resilient livelihood.
- Strengthen resilience against disasters.
Our vision is a just and equitable society in Nepal and beyond, where every person enjoys the right to a life of dignity and freedom from poverty and inequality.
Our mission is to achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication by working with people living in poverty and exclusion and their communities, organisations and movements.
Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA)
ActionAid Nepal’s approach towards eradicating poverty and injustice has evolved from its experience of more than three and half decade of work with poor and excluded people. The HRBA is central to our fight against poverty and injustice, and the empowerment of people to claim and exercise their rights.
It emphasizes the ability of poor and excluded people to ask questions, claim rights, make decisions and hold institutions to account. It reaffirms the role of popular struggles, social justice movements and civil society actions for rights conscientiousness and transformation of unequal power relations.