The prevalence of the caste discrimination in South Asia remains a cruel fact in spite of the illegality of the practice of untouchability. The Dalit woman is at the bottom of this system and only she understands what it means to live as a Dalit woman under the caste system. No woman from any community is untouched by the caste system. Therefore, it is necessary to understand gender in order to comprehend the caste system, and it is necessary to understand the caste system in order to comprehend gender. This interrelationship builds a complete understanding of these two profound issues.
The Civil Society: Mutual Accountability Project (CS: MAP) is a five-year project (April 2016- April 2021) supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by FHI 360, a non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.
Samata Foundation has a contractual agreement with Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford for a research work in four districts in mid-west and far-west of Nepal.
This project aims to support elimination of Gender based violence (GBVs) related SRHR to against Dalit women in province 2 by engaging the capacitated Dalit young girls (DYGs), elected representatives, law enforcement agencies (LEAs), Lawmakers, and Media at local, province and federal levels.
The project contributes to eliminate all forms of discrimination and oppression, fosters economic equality, prosperity and social justice at provincial level through the effective implementation of the Dalit Empowerment Bill.
Building Agency for Social Justice campaign aims to counter the prevailing narrative that presents the Madhesi Dalit woman as a voiceless and unrepresented individual lacking any agency by lending her the allyship necessary to amplify her voice to counter discrimination and violence and representing her stories to the Nepali society and wider world.
Translating Constitutional Rights of Dalits in Karnali and Sudurpaschim Province envisions creating an enabling environment for the Dalits to enjoy their constitutional rights by promoting a culture of dialogue.
Niti Sambad - Constructive Dialogue for Policy Reform is a project designed strategically to conduct evidence-based informed policy advocacy and build a constructive, collaborative consensus to create an enabling environment for policy reform in the foreign employment sector and formulate appropriate comprehensive policy to regulate Nepal’s brick kiln industry.
Actions through a two-year project, “Swabhiman – Informed Citizens for Safer Migration,” will produce an adequate amount of knowledge and a way forward available for resolving issues related to foreign employment by informing, alarming, and associating the major stakeholders.
Samata Foundation has partnered with MJSKS and DASCOH in Bangladesh and DRCSC in India for a three years long transnational project: Combating the effects of climate change in particularly badly affected areas of the Ganges- Brahmaputra Basin in South Asia