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Established in 2004, Vishwa Paridrishya Wakalat Manch [World Vision Advocacy Forum (WVAF)] registered as the national non-governmental organization in the District Administration Office (DAO) Kathmandu, Nepal in 2005 and affiliated with the Social Welfare Council (SWC), Government of Nepal.

WVAF's registration number with DAO is 595/2061/062, its SWC affiliation number is 23050 and its Permanent Account Number (PAN) is 30240365.

Vision

To establish a fair, just and equitable society. 

Mission

To advocate for social, economic, and environmental justice.

Goal

To contribute to increasing access for marginalized communities including women, children and youths to economic, social, cultural and political life.

Values

WVAF has a set of principles including human rights, democracy, non-discrimination, justice, dignity, equity, and transparency. These principles collectively contribute to creating an environment that fosters inclusivity, ethical behavior, and positive societal change.

Objectives

  • To ensure equal access to formal and non-formal education, including technical and vocational education and training, for boys and girls to improve enrollment, retention, and completion rates. 
  • To improve access to quality healthcare and safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene services, especially for vulnerable communities, to promote overall well-being and prevent diseases. 
  • To promote climate resilient and sustainable agriculture practices to enhance food security, nutrition, and livelihoods among vulnerable households.
  • To increase awareness of human rights, enhance access to justice, and promote sub-national governance initiatives to ensure public participation and accountability.
  • To safeguard biodiversity, mitigate climate change impacts, and promote environmental conservation efforts to ensure a sustainable future for all. 
  • To build the capacity of local civil society organizations to advocate for marginalized groups, influence policy-making, and foster community resilience through participatory monitoring and evaluation. 

Operational Approach


Rights-Based Approach (RBA): This approach ensures that all activities are designed and implemented with a focus on respecting, protecting, and fulfilling the rights of individuals. It often involves empowering marginalized communities to claim their rights and participate in decision-making processes.

Gender and Social Inclusion: By incorporating gender and social inclusion into projects, WVAF is recognizing the importance of addressing inequalities and ensuring that the benefits of development are shared by all, regardless of gender or social background.

Targeting Marginalized and Disadvantaged Communities: WVAF specifically targets marginalized and disadvantaged communities, including geographically marginalized areas, women, children, conflict-affected people, Adivasi Janajatis, Dalits, Madhesi (Terai dwellers), minorities, and those living in geographically disadvantaged areas. This targeted approach is essential for addressing the specific challenges faced by these groups.

Inclusive Nation-Building: WVAF's projects not only target specific marginalized groups but also incorporate activities and policies that ensure the equal participation of all sectors of Nepalese society. This inclusive approach aligns with the broader goal of nation-building that is equitable and representative.

Organizational Strengths


WVAF possesses a strong network of relationships, highly skilled staff, successful engagement with major Donors, experience in capacity building and advocacy, and the unique projects it has undertaken.

Here are some key strengths:

  • Network of Relationships:Network of Relationships: WVAF's connections with Donors, government, civil society, academia, and grassroots organizations indicate a well-rounded and collaborative approach to its work. Such partnerships are crucial for leveraging resources, sharing expertise, and maximizing the impact of projects. WVAF's connections with Donors, government, civil society, academia, and grassroots organizations indicate a well-rounded and collaborative approach to its work. Such partnerships are crucial for leveraging resources, sharing expertise, and maximizing the impact of projects.
  • Skilled Staff and Executive Board: The expertise of WVAF, 's staff and Executive Board members suggests a commitment to maintaining a high standard of professionalism and competence. This is essential for the effective planning and execution of projects
  • Successful Fundraising: WVAF has secured funding from major Donors in the development and humanitarian fields underscoring its credibility and the perceived impact of its projects. Successful fundraising is indicative of WVAF's credibility, track record, and the perceived impact of its initiatives
  • Experience in Capacity Building and Advocacy: WVAF's experience in capacity building and advocacy indicates a focus on project implementation as well as empowering communities and advocating for systemic change.
  • Unique Projects: The establishment of Nepal’s first Transitional Justice Resource Centre showcases WVAF's commitment to addressing serious conflict-related human rights violations and abuses, which are aligned with international standards. Addressing human rights violations in conflict situations are crucial for promoting justice, accountability, and the protection of individuals affected by armed conflicts.
  • Rights-Based Approach: The consistent use of a rights-based approach across all activities aligns with a commitment to promoting human rights and ensuring that development initiatives are anchored in principles of justice, dignity, and equality.
  • Sustainability through Community Partnerships: Achieving sustainability through community organization partnerships and capacity building at the local level reflects a holistic and community-driven development approach. WVAF is implementing projects to foster long-term resilience within communities.