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Research

Research and Advocacy will play a significant role in gathering data and conducting research on indigenous people regarding various streams of activities including livelihood, health, policies, rights, etc. Based on research and evidence, IIAD will work with local communities, government authorities, international and local advocacy and developmental institutions to create policies for improved access to rights for indigenous people.

Social work is a profession which works for social change, social justice and human rights. The concept and practice of social work largely vary according to country and contexts. For example, social work in Nepal is mostly about voluntary work and helping people in relief......

Several studies claim that indigenous people are almost three times more likely to live in severe poverty and are more likely to suffer from infectious diseases as a result of negative outcomes.  Indigenous people are affected by all the dimensions; social, economic, livelihoods, health care, and other environmental aspects. An individual with disabilities, old age groups belonging to the indigenous community faces greater inequalities and are particularly vulnerable to pandemics. Women within indigenous communities face a......

The impact of the lockdown on vulnerable communities does not appear on the government’s radar. The Chepang community with a population of about 68,000 living in Chitwan, Makwanpur, Dhading and Gorkha districts are one of the most marginalised indigenous communities in Nepal, and also one......