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•To raise public awareness on the issues of Dalit rights, their inclusion and representation in development and political process through promoting local cooperation between Dalits and non-Dalits;
•To provide leadership and capacity building training to front line Dalit activists, village development committee (VDC), District Development Committee (DDC) representatives and Constituent Assembly/Parliament members from Dalit community to develop and strengthen their capacity to influence planning and policy making process;
•Conduct the social and economic development activities for living dignified life of Dalit community through co-operative institutions or skill development training institutions;
•To conduct research and studies and publications, including "Jana Utthan" monthly magazine to sensitize the issues of Dalits among general public, policy makers, national and international community and do advocacy with the pertinent issues of Dalit community;
•To do advocacy and lobbying with Government of Nepal to effectively implementing the UPR recommendations and Nepal’s own international and international commitments in line with the international human rights standard.


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Jana Utthan Pratisthan (JUP) is a national organization which campaigns for the human rights of the Dalit community. Since its inception it has been raising a voice against racial, caste, work and decent based discrimination. Mass media and advocacy campaigns have been central to the organisations pursuit of its vision of an "Equitable and non-discriminatory Nepali society". JUP has been successful in lobbing against caste, work and decent base discrimination with national and international bodies. JUP gained Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC of the UN in 2007 in recognition of its human rights work with the Dalit community in Nepal.

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Jana Utthan Pratisthan

GPO Box:7017

Jawlakhel, Lalitpur


Fax: (+977)-1-5534936