Make the rights real!!! Thank you Sudarshan Subedi President National Federation of the Disabled – Nepal Kathmandu

This holistic report offers an in-depth analysis of the life circumstances for persons with disabilities, with a specific focus on employment. The analysis has been conducted in relation to fundamental human rights principles of dignity, autonomy, participation, inclusion and accessibility, non-discrimination and equality and respect for difference.

The report highlights the degree of implementation of the constitution, laws, policies and programs, enacted to protect and advance the human rights, and specifically the employment rights, of persons with disabilities. The report also highlights the experiences of persons with disabilities with reflection of societal attitudes.


Published by:

Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI)
York University, 5022 Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3
Phone number: +1 416-736-2100 ext.20718

In Partnership with:

National Federation of Disabled-Nepal, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu, Nepal P.O. Box No.: 9188 Phone number: +977-1-4231159 Fax: +977-1-4229522 Email:

Layout Cover: Elsa Thapa, WhaddaFish! Designs

Photo: Kishor Maharjan, WhaddaFish! Designs

Printers: Bhojpur Siddhakali Printers, 9851098800

ISBN : 978-9937-0-2490-7

First Edition : June 2018

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The Project has been undertaken with financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada.


Authors:   Mr. Sagar Prasai, Mr. Aashish Pant
Advisory Team:  Dr. Marcia Rioux, Mr. Shudarson Subedi
Ms. Paula Hearn, Ms. Alexis Buetgenn, Mr. Manish Prasai
Reviewers:  Dr. Paula Campos Pinto, Dr. Narmand Boucher, Dr. Rachel Gorman, Ms. Tammy Bernasky, Mr. Bishal Dahal
Individual Experience Monitors: Mr. Devi Bahadur Pokharel, Ms. AnitaGhimire, Mr. Ratna Bahadur Shahi, Ms. Laxmi Maharjan,
Focus Group Discussion Facilitators: Mr. Kedar Prasad Adhikari, Mr. Satish Chandra Jha
Systemic Monitors:    Mr. Nara Bathadur Limbu, Ms. Tej Kumari Tiwari
Data Analysts: Mr. Yubaraj Kattel, Mr. Sushil Adhikari
Sign Language Interpreters: Ms. Radha Bohora, Mr. Prakash Shrestha, Ms. Nripa Devkota
Transcribers and Translators: Ms. Kripa Sigdel, Mr. Kamal Chaulagain, Ms. Shristi Rijal, Ms. Shreyasa Dhakal, Ms. Shijan Acharya, Ms. Laxmi Nepal, Ms. Ikshya KC
Field Coordinators:   Mr. Kirtan Shrestha Duwal, Mr. Santosh Ghimire


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