Ten Years Plan to End Untouchability and Caste Based Discrimination in Nepal: A National Strategic Plan of Action 2013-2023
The initiative to formulate the strategy was undertaken by National Dalit Commission (NDC) and Dalit NGO Federation (DNF). Under the guidance of NDC and DNF, FDM drafted a strategic plan to end untouchability and caste based discrimination in Nepal. This strategic action plan was developed to provide a roadmap for different actors including the government and its ministries, public bodies, NDC, Upekchit and Udpidit District Committee (UUDDC), and DNF. The overall approach of drafting and finalizing the strategic plan of action was highly participatory, involved key stakeholders, including Dalit activists, senior government officials (notably from National Planning Commission, Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, and Ministry of Education), religious group leaders, members from law enforcement agencies, media personnel, donor organizations, civil society members from both Dalit and non-Dalit community, in each step of design process. The action plan aimed to identify and distinguish the role of different stakeholders and prioritize their activities in order to minimize duplication of effort and maximization of available resources.