National Network for Safe Migration (NNSM) is an umbrella organization of civil society organizations in Nepal working in the field of labor migration and development. It was established in 2007 with a sole purpose of integrating efforts of civil society organizations especially for policy recommendations. Since inception, NNSM has been playing instrumental role in policy advocacy for protection and promotion of the rights of migrant workers and their families. It also focuses on empowerment and capacity development of its member organizations, network building for common platform and research/studies so as to contribute for making labor migration safer, dignified and productive.
What we have done so far
Consultation on the Ratification of ILO C 189
Interaction on the Global/Regional Consultative Processes with Journalist
NNSM’s Strategic Planning Workshop
Re-integration of RMWs-policies, challenges & ways-forward 2018
South Asia Regional Consultation on The Global Compact for Migration-2018
South Asia Regional Consultation on The Global Compact for Migration 1-2018
Meeting with Task Force, MoLESS -2018
Meeting with H.E. Sarmila Parajuli, Ambassador to Oman-2018-
Labour Migration to India-policies, challenges & ways-forward 2018
Diplomacy Training Program on Building Effective Advocacy and Collaboration Strategies Along Key Migration Corridors-2018
Delegation to Secretary, MoLESS & Submisson Recommendations on GCM-2018
Delegation to H.E. Gokarna Bista, Minister MoLESS-2018 (Recommendations on Contemporary Issues of Foreign Employment)
Capaign for Effective Implementation of ‘Free Visa & Ticket’ 2017
Strategy for the Effective Implementation of Guideline to Send Domestic Worker in Foreign Employment
Policy Dialogue “Discussion on Role of Missions and Concerned Government Agencies on Safe Migration
Role of Missions and Concerned Government Agencies on Safe Migration’
Pravashi Nepali Coordinate Committee (PNCC)
Pravasi Nepali Coordination Committee (PNCC) is a non-profit, non-political, non-governmental social organization dedicated to protecting and promoting Nepali migrant workers’ rights. It was established in 2009 by returnee migrant workers with a motto of providing all possible support to the distressed migrant workers especially in gulf countries, Malaysia and Middle East Countries. PNCC is known for its highly reliable and responsive service that is timely and individualized to a distressed migrant’s needs. Having outreach office in Malaysia and Qatar, and established networks in different destination counties in GCC and middle-east countries, PNCC has developed a strong rescue and support mechanism for the Nepali migrants abroad. Till the date, PNCC has provided support to over 10,000 Nepali migrant workers in their distressful situations. The humanitarian support provided to the distressed migrant workers over the years has brought PNCC at the forefront of national and international arena as one of the most trusted and dedicated organizations for Nepali migrant workers.
Youth Action Nepal: Youth Action Nepal (YOAC) is a leading national youth organization committed in the field of youth and development issues. YOAC prioritizes the essence of youth participation for sustainable and holistic development. Enhancing youth with their potential skill, knowledge and power is required for peaceful, democratic, disciplined and developed society thereby contributing a prosperous nation. No Youth, No Development: because Nation Building is in the hand of youth. Hence, ‘Youth Involvement for Nation Building’ is what YOAC alone stands for. YOAC is formally registered at District Administrative Office and it got affiliation to Social welfare Council to legalize this institution in Nepal. YOAC has the record of regular auditing and renewal of the legal status form the authentic government institution that timely goes on.
Sahayogi Samaj Nepal (SSN) is the well known independent non-governmental social organization of Centre Tarai. It is established in 2010 AD. SSN envisions a world where rights to survival, protection, development and participation is assured specially to those groups who are deprived of getting the equal benefit of political, social and economic benefits. The target groups are mainly representative from Ethnic minorities, migrant workers, unemployed youths, children, women & marginalized communities as to which SSN work together for creating a conducive environment for their survival, development and quality of life.
Sakriya Sewa Samaj : Sakriya Sewa Samaj (SSS) is a Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) registered as a nonprofits organization, under Organizational Registration Act 2034 and is affiliated with the Social Welfare Council of Nepal since 2003. We are committed to promote the well-being of individuals especially migrant and their spouses, women and children, young people and marginalized community including HIV infected and affected people. Gaining organizational expertise, partnership with different national and International organizations, enhancing capacity of local community and linking them with service providers to access affordable quality services, thus promoting enterprises and advocacy for fair-trade economy in establishing sustainable development through economic empowerment are the major components of our comprehensive approach.
POURAKHI Nepal, an NGO of Returnee Women Migrant Workers, was established in 2003 with the objective of ensuring the right of women migrant workers in the entire cycle of foreign labor migration; namely through pre-employment, pre-departure, employment and post arrival support programs. Advocacy at policy level and policy reformation are also major focus.
Nepal Institute of Development Study (NIDS),
Nepal Institute of Development Studies (NIDS), a non-governmental research institute established in 1998, has its focus on prioritized issues of Nepal’s development. NIDS undertakes research on diverse issues such as HIV/AIDS, safe motherhood, child nutrition, abortion, public health, migration, climate change, land/agriculture and human organ trafficking. It develops advocacy materials to facilitate policy formulation process. It has maintained a professional demeanor for research on its own in pioneering areas and in collaboration with other national, regional and international organizations. It is also involved in action research, implementation and policy advocacy for the voiceless and vulnerable groups such as the migrant workers and their families. Similarly, NIDS has been focusing on migrant communities-spouses/families and returnee migrants for HIV and AIDS awareness along with community empowerment.
CLASS Nepal works to facilitate the emancipation of people who are oppressed by the unjust power structures in labor relations. A key strategy will be to bring the perspectives of labor into the process of social, political and economic reform. CLASS Nepal believes that only when workers’ rights are realized, and when there are decent jobs for all who want them, can there be social justice, peace and stability. CLASS Nepal aims to strengthen the capacity of workers to advocate strategically and effectively for their rights. CLASS Nepal has identified the youth of the nation as active agents for social change.
Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD),
Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD) is an autonomous, non-profit, non-governmental organization established on May 29, 1995 for the protection, promotion and enjoyment of women’s rights, children’s rights, minorities’ rights and the rights of marginalized groups. The organization since its time of inception has been involved in filing noteworthy Public Interest Litigations (PIL’s) and has been successful in criminalizing marital rape, ensuring confidentiality to victims and witnesses in cases of gender-based violence, approaching equality between sons and daughters on rights to ancestral property, in guaranteeing reproductive health rights i.e. abortion for women and many other law reforms. FWLD provides legal aid and services to victims of GBV and DV. The organization visions a world where human rights are fully realized where social injustice and discrimination are eradicated, and where equality prevails through the implementation of international human rights instruments, and by reforming the structures that deny marginalized groups’ access to development via networking, training, advocacy, research, legal aid and PIL and collaboration that will help lead to the domestic application of International Human Rights Instruments, combating gender based violence, recognition, promotion and realization of Human Rights and ensuring access to justice.
Advocacy Forum (AF) is a leading non-profit, non-governmental organization working to promote the rule of law and uphold international human rights standards in Nepal. Since its establishment in 2001, AF has been at the forefront of human rights advocacy and actively confronting the deeply entrenched culture of impunity in Nepal. AF’s contribution in the human rights advocacy in Nepal has been recognized by Human Rights Watch (HRW) in terms of “One of Asia’s most respected and effective human Rights Organization”. AF is a recipient of a number of awards including “Women In Leadership Award” (conferred by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation).
People Forum for Human Right (People Forum)
People Forum for Human Right (People Forum) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) established for the protection of human rights and promotion of rule of law in Nepal. Since its establishment in 2003, it has been working to provide free legal aid service, advocacy and lobbying for policy reformation and generating awareness at the community level through training, workshops and interaction programs. It has been conducting several types of research and programs in the field of migration.
People Forum has unique experience in the field of legal aid, legal empowerment and policy advocacy, particularly in the issue of migration. Since its establishment People Forum has been providing free legal aid services to the people who do not have the capacity to hire lawyers. Since 2005, People Forum has built strategy to focus its intervention on labour migration and has been providing free legal aid services to migrant workers.
The prime goal of the organization is to ensure human rights of the Nepalese and strengthen rule of law in the country.
Asian Human Rights & Culture Development Forum (Asian Forum),
Asian Human Rights and Culture Development Forum (Asian Forum), is an independent, nonprofit and Non-Government Organization (NGO), established on November, 2005, by returnee Migrant Workers from South Korea, with decades of migration experience. Asian Forum aims to serve and support migrant workers, as well as other marginalized, underprivileged and impoverished populations, in helping them achieve a dignified and prosperous life. In order to achieve this, we provide programs that seek to address and support, not only the spectrum of migrants rights issues and migration processes, but also the social, economic and environmental inequalities that often lead to and perpetuate migration.
Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC) is a non-governmental organization working for the protection and promotion of human rights. Established in 1991, WOREC is one of the leading national organizations that works to prevent violence against women, its causes and consequences, and to ensure economic, social and cultural well-being of women as well as other marginalized groups by promoting their access to rights and social justice. WOREC started her work with an objective to prevent trafficking of women and children and advocate for the rights of survivors. In course of work, with the realization that trafficking is one among various other outcomes of women rights violations, WOREC started to work from broader perspective for women’s right without losing the focus against trafficking. WOREC is the first organization in the country to introduce concept on safe migration as a tool for prevention of trafficking, and now with learning and experiences from the ground has been broadened within organization’s work frame including labor rights and right to mobility as key to prevent trafficking and slavery-like practices.
Federation of Nepal Foreign Employment Orientation Agency (FEONA)
Federation of Nepal Foreign Employment Orientation Agency (FEONA)- EC Member
ABC Nepal is a non-profit human rights organization established in the year 1987. It is the first organization in Nepal that raised the issue of human trafficking and worked for sensitizing the various segments of society on gross violation of human rights. The organization advocates gender equality by promoting women’s, children’s and adolescent girls’ social, economical, and educational empowerment and raising awareness in all issues that affect women the most. ABC Nepal has a wide presence in the terai as well as in the hill districts of Nepal. ABC Nepal has long experience in right based programming focusing on children, adolescents and women. It has been involved in mobilizing communities, interest groups, civil societies for issue based advocacy to address social issues and various development needs. The organization believes in building strengths and capacities of the communities through proper and strong social mobilization so that they can enhance their access to rights and entitlements. It focuses on eight thematic areas: a) Trafficking in Person, b) Education for all, c) Safe Migration, d) Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood, e) Reproductive Health, Safe Motherhood and HIV/AIDS, f) Water and Sanitation, g) Micro-finance and Cooperatives and h) Lobby and Advocacy.
Media Advocacy Group (MAG) is a non-governmental organization established in 2008 by a group of experts in the domain of media, advocacy & management. MAG was established particularly to support endeavours in promoting and maintaining democracy and freedom. MAG hopes to achieve this through advocacy, capacity development and awareness raising particularly through media mobilization to surface issues to broader concern. Our activities mostly target people from different communities ranging from grassroots to national level. MAG project intervention covers all 77 districts of Nepal. The main stakeholders of our work are general public, professional women, organizations and experts in field media, civil and political rights and policy makers. Media organizations are important means for reaching our effort to target audience. MAG focuses on surfacing grass root issues to be captured in major policy discourse. Similarly, MAG has also been pioneering itself in the field of Right to Information (RTI) and in the issues of migrant women workers.
Maiti Nepal was born out of a crusade to protect Nepali girls and women from crimes like domestic violence, trafficking for flesh trade, child prostitution, child labor and various forms of abuse, exploitation and torture. In 1993, a group of socially committed professionals like teachers, journalists and social workers together formed Maiti Nepal to fight against the social evils inflicted upon our female populace. Its prominent focus has always been centered on preventing trafficking for forced prostitution, rescuing victims of the flesh trade and rehabilitating them. This social organization also actively works to provide justice for the victimized girls and women through criminal investigation and waging legal battles against the criminals. Since its inception, it has drastically highlighted trafficking issue with its strong advocacy from the local to national and international levels.
Civic Concern Nepal(CCN)
Migrants Association Nepal (MAN)
Migrants Association Nepal (MAN)- EC Member
Consultation on the Ratification of ILO C 189
November 29, 2018National Consultation on the Ratification of ILO C 189 in collaboration with MFA- 15 Nov 2018, Kathmandu
Interaction on the Global/Regional Consultative Processes with Journalist
November 29, 2018Sharing and Interaction on the Global/Regional Consultative Processes (GFMD/GCM/CP/ADD/SAARC) in collaboration with Solidarity Center- 15 Nov 2018, Kathmandu
NNSM’s Strategic Planning Workshop
October 28, 2018A two-day residential programme was held at Naikap Village Resort situated at Naikap of Kathmandu on 24th and 25th September 2018 to review and update the NNSM’s strategic plan. Altogether 17 people p...