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Thematic Areas Networking & alliance building

This thematic component of DNF focuses on seeking support and solidarity to collectively raise Dalit issues from concerned stakeholders at national and international levels. As a national federation, DNF establishes and extends its networks with various national and international organizations, including national federations, civil society and Human Rights based organizations, religious organizations, media agencies and private sectors. At International level, DNF has well established relations and collaboration with  the International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN), Denmark; National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR), India; International Movement Against all forms of Discrimination & Racism (IMADR), Japan; Voice of Dalit International (VODI), UK.



  • 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.

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