About SF

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.


Institutional Values

Human rights for all, proportional inclusion, rule of law, social justice, equality and non-discrimination are the core institutional values of Samabeshi Foundation.


Vision

An equitable, just, dignified, non-discriminatory, prosperous, democratic and peaceful society is the vision of SF.


Mission Statement

To establishing an equitable, just, dignified, non-discriminatory, prosperous, democratic and peaceful society through research-based policy advocacy.


Objectives

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To provide a set of concrete recommendations to policy makers and implementing agents/agencies based on research.
  4. 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.
  5. To conduct programs to enhance access to and control over productive means and resources for marginalized groups/communities.
  6. To provide training on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM).
  7. To conduct programs to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Nepal.
  8. 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.

Institutional Structure

The AGM of Samabeshi Foundation elects and reshuffles the board of directors every two years based on the principle of inclusion. The annual AGM evaluates and passes all financial reports, progress reports, policies, and directives. Similarly, the board of directors lead the administrative, financial and programmatic activities of the organization, whereas, the daily affairs of administration, finance and programs is executed by the staff.