Samabeshi Foundation (SF) is a non-governmental organization established in 2003 with the aim of carrying out fact-based advocacy for marginalized communities based on comprehensive research and analysis of laws and policies. The aim is to shed light on the perspectives and critical concerns of marginalized communities, provide clear and actionable policy advice and recommendations to key stakeholders, and foster dialogue. The concerns of disadvantaged groups such as women, Dalits, AdivasiJanajatis, Madhesis, Muslims and other religious minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minorities, and people facing discrimination based on geography and other socio-economic barriers are central to our advocacy. Through its work Sambabeshi Foundation seeks to foster social justice, rule of law, sustainable development, and human dignity.
- To advocate against all forms of discrimination based on caste, race, color, language, gender, political ideology, religious faith or affiliation, property, region, physical condition or any other status or identity.
- To conduct research/study on legal framework, federalism, forms of government, electoral system, judicial system, inclusive and participatory democracy, good governance, decentralization, affirmative action, gender equity, and media.
- To provide a set of concrete recommendations to policy makers and implementing agents/agencies based on research.
- To file Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in various level of courts and provide legal aid for strengthening human rights, civil rights, rule of law and access to justice.
- To conduct programs to enhance access to and control over productive means and resources for marginalized groups/communities.
- To provide training on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM).
- To conduct programs to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Nepal.
- To use international platforms for advocacy, including UN system, to protect and promote the human rights of women, Dalits, Indigenous peoples, Madhesi, religious minorities, persons with disabilities, gender and sexual minorities, marginalized and people of under-developed region.