Shaped and driven by our values, vision and mission, we work for transformative and structural social changes through people’s active agencies. We believe in human rights and embrace HRBA to fight against not only the symptoms but also the structural causes of poverty, injustice and inequality.
Discriminated, excluded and exploited people – particularly women and girls – living in poverty and injustice, whose rights are denied or violated, are our primary stakeholders. We take sides with them and stand by them; it is their stories, energy and activism that inspire us and our work.
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.
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.