Quest for Dignity

Quest for Dignity


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. The goal of the project is to foster a more legitimate, accountable, and resilient Nepali civil society that can advance the public interest.

This grant to Samata Foundation as a national partner under CS: MAP will address this goal by expanding civic discourse beyond traditional actors, encompassing the issues and aspirations from the perspective of youths and marginalized persons in the national level discourse, and supporting civic leadership to promote human rights accountability as a pillar of the new federal governance system as well as to support in creating civic space to promote human rights as a public issue.

This project is expected not only to add value to the existing objectives of CS: MAP by contributing to improve the public perception of, and understanding and confidence in, CSOs but also reach out and

collaborate with new and emerging civic networks and campaigns to bring the diverse underrepresented voices of youths and marginalized in the fore and invigorate them.

The “Quest for Dignity” will contribute to Expand and enrich human rights discourse of the CS: MAP’s work plan for the extended period

Working Area

Federal and Sub-national level

Period of Performance

July 1, 2021 – October 31, 2021

Funding Partner

USAID through FHI360

Major Activities

1. Conduction of  studies and produce  briefing/ research papers

  • Implementation status of fundamental rights
  • Status of implementation of Article 40 (Rights of Dalits)
  • Status of Inclusion and related provisions (LGBTQI, Women, and Dalit)

2. ‘Quest for Dignity’ Campaign

  • Conduction of  Province-level dialogues (Adhikar Samvad)
  • Conduction of  national dialogues (Adhikar Samvad)
  • Conduction of  ‘Quest for Dignity’ national conference