Promoting Dalit Rights through Mutual Learning

Promoting Dalit Rights through Mutual Learning


Samata Foundation has the long experience with FK Norway. Samata had been engaged in FK Fellows exchange program since 2011 till September 2016 under South-South Scheme. Given the current condition of Covid-19 pandemic, Samata Foundation, Nepal and Nagorik Uddyog, Bangladesh have partnered together for the virtual exchange program. The project activities have been planned to share ideas and experiences between two partner organizations on online platforms without physical exchange until further notice.

This project contributes whole and/or parts towards the goal 10 and goal 17 of SDG.  Considering the goal 10 (Reduce inequality within and among countries),  both the partner organizations strive to empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status and work to ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard.

Likewise this project also contributes toward goal 17 (partnership for the goal). Both the partner organizations focus on to enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries. The partnership will  mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals  in particular developing countries in south Asia.

Project Location

Samata Foundation, Lalitpur, Nepal and Nagorik Uddyog, Dhaka Bangladesh


Project Duration

2021 – 2022


  1. The basic objective of this program is to promote the human rights of Dalits and marginalised communities collectively in Nepal and Bangladesh by mutually sharing and learning between the partner organizations and to strengthen the solidarity between two organizations.

Funding Partner

NOREC, Norway

Expected Outcomes

  1. Solidarity between the Partners CSOs at regional level is further strengthened for Dalit Human Rights through mutual learning.
  2. The possibilities of future collaboration between two partners is established through the project through exchange of ideas.

Major Activities

  1. Regular interaction (discussions and dialogues ) and exchange of ideas will be carried out between the partners on virtual platforms
  2. The partners will mutually share and learn the best practice, prevailing justice delivery mechanism and strategies in addressing HR violation against Dalit and other marginalized/minor communities and effective advocacy for policy reform during and beyond project period.
  3. Programs will be developed and implemented in all partner organizations for the growth and development of young leaders from Dalit and other marginalized/minor communities who will able to contribute towards elimination of caste and gender based discrimination and promotion of basic human rights. Likewise, these programs will provide ample of occasions to further strengthen solidarity between the two partners and help seeking opportunities for future collaboration in the region