Our Stories

  • Badis from Bardiya Campaigning for Social Cohesion
    May 17, 2017

    The Badi people belong to the Dalit community, and have been marginalized and treated as ‘untouchables’ throughout history.

  • Police-Public Partnership in Panchthar
    May 14, 2017

    The police and the public share a unique mutual relationship. The police force has been mandated with taking care of public security.

  • Bijula KC – a Model Moderator for Social Cohesion
    May 9, 2017

    When Bijula KC, married Tabu Master, a tailor from the Muslim community, she had to put up with plenty of remonstrations from her neighbours and the society. Born and raised in a Hindu household in a far-flung village in Bajura district, Bijula faced further stigmatization when she refused to wear a Hijab on her head, like the women from her husband’s community.

  • Chepangs Set off Journey to Make Services Accessible
    May 8, 2017

    Bishal Chepang and Rajkumar Chepang of Shaktikhor, in Chitwan district, had to deal with bureaucratic obstacles while acquiring their citizenships because their parents’ marriages had never been registered at the local administrative body.

  • Tapping the Youth for the Promotion of Social Harmony
    May 4, 2017

    Narsinhatappu, a Village Development Committee (VDC) that lies on the East-West Highway, is considered to be one of the most vulnerable VDCs of Sunsari district.

  • Kalika Community is Our School
    May 2, 2017

    It was in a little chapel that Bishnu Pariyar, from Madi in Chitwan, tied the knot with the man she had fallen in love with. At the time of her marriage, Bishnu did not realize that their inter-caste marriage would cause a stir, but because she was from a “low-caste”, “untouchable” Dalit family and her husband from Tharu community, the union became stigmatized for breaking taboos.

  • E-governance initiative for resilient construction in Kathmandu Valley
    May 2, 2017

    Three municipalities in the Valley have made an official shift in favor of improved governance in building practices and compliance with the National Building Code with the adoption of the Electronic Building Permit System, initiated by UNDP

  • Information Centre Connecting an ‘Island’
    May 1, 2017

    Connectivity has always been an issue for the residents of the “island-like” settlement of Dodhara-Chandani in Kanchanpur district. Flanked by the Mahakali River and connected to the mainland only by a suspension bridge, the settlement also remains highly susceptible to flooding when the water level rises during the monsoon.

  • Preachers Promoting Social Harmony
    May 1, 2017

    “I am under severe pressure from some fundamentalists who want me to stop collaborating with Muslim Maulanas, Christian pastors and Sikh gurus. But I will not leave my team from the Inter-Religious Network,” said Mahantha Chandra Nath Yogi, a well-known Hindu priest, at an event organized in Neplagunj. “Some extremists dislike our efforts in promoting social cohesion but I will leave no stone unturned to promote social harmony in Banke,” he emphasized.

  • A future in sight: UNDP helps a visually-impaired man come home
    Apr 25, 2017

    UNDP’s Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme was able to help visually-challenged Khil Bahadur from Sindhupalchowk acquire both his identity papers and a roof over his head after the earthquake through the Resilient Communities Through Building Back Better project funded by the Humanitarian Aid department of the European Commission