Thematic Areas » Mobilization & empowerment
DNF works to empower Dalits community for enjoying their legal and human rights guaranteed through national and international laws to bring them into mainstream development. For this, DNF mobilizes its member organizations in particular and works with other social movement actors/organizations in general for holding accountable different government and non-government institutions on Dalit and marginalized community issues in the country.
- DNF as network organization has presence at 69 districts of Nepal through its member organizations. It has well established offices at central, five development regions, and 10 districts of Nepal. Currently, 344 Dalit NGOs from Hill, Mountain and Terai are affiliated with DNF.
- DNF has significantly contributed to establish Rights against untouchability caste based and discrimination as fundamental rights of Dalits for the first time in the Interim Constitution of Nepal.
- DNF along with its national level member organizations were able to introduce separate Dalit chapter in Tenth National Plan of Nepal government (widely known as Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper) for the first time in the country. Thereafter, the government has continuously prioritized Dalit chapter in its following national periodic plans.