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Nepal Society of the Disabled

Nepal Society of the Disabled (NSD) is a non-profit non-governmental organization established by the persons with disabilities (PWDs) in 1995. It was registered at the District Administration Office (DAO) Kathmandu in 1995 and is also affiliated with Social Welfare Council (SWC).

From the very beginning of its establishment, NSD as a disabled rights organization has been working actively for the rights of PWDs throughout the country. In order to fulfilling the objectives of the organization, NSD has been coordinating and collaborating with different stakeholders and other like-minded organizations at local, district, national and international level. These objectives intend to empower PWDs for independent livelihood and uplifting their status in the society through capacity development, awareness building and policy advocacy. Policy advocacy in particular emphasize on promoting disabled-friendly national laws and policies in line with international human rights standards and their effective implementation. NSD believes in the comprehensive development of all kind of disabled through mobilization of existing resources and opportunities in optimum level. NSD is committed to empower the PWDs and making them capable of living the dignified and respectful life directed towards nation building through active and meaningful participation.

NSD has been proactively working in various developmental sectors in order to protect and promote the rights PWDs and for their better livelihood. Awareness raising, leadership development, providing skill based trainings or vocational trainings, research and study to explore the disabilities issues, lobby/advocacy, networking, etc. are the key activities of NSD.


NSD envisage for the dignified and respectful lives of the PWDs founded by inclusive, barrier-free, and equitable values of the society.


NSD aims to promote justice of PWDs based on right based and need based approaches through building capacity, promoting interfaces and linkages and national and international advocacy.


Promotion of the rights of PWDs for social change


  • Local people (disabled and non-disabled) and responsible stakeholders/agencies made aware/capacitated/sensitized with more accountable and responsive towards the issues/rights of PWDs for uplifting the status of disabled in the society as dignified citizen of the country.

  • PWDs and their family members/guardians from disadvantaged/vulnerable communities empowered with self-reliant vocational skills and linked to financial institutions for their better livelihood.

  • Government pressurized/committed for the ratification of PWDs related international treaties and to formulate/amend/implement disabled friendly national plans, laws, and policies in accordance with ratified international HR instruments properly and effectively.

Core Values

  • Commitment to the human rights and the democratic principles and practices

  • Commitment to the initiatives for the rights of PWDs especially from vulnerable, disadvantaged and excluded groups through awareness, capacity development  and advocacy

  • Commitment to the participatory social and gender inclusiveness

  • Commitment to the partnership, collaboration and networking

  • Accountability and transparency to the stakeholders including the target groups (local communities) of the action of NSD