Plan International Nepal

Plan International has been working in Nepal since 1978 helping marginalised children, their families and communities to access their rights to survival, protection and participation. 

At present, we run programmes in 11 districts, working through partners.

Nepal remains a highly patriarchal society and minority groups are especially vulnerable. Girls’ and women’s access to social, economic, and political power is limited and they are subject to harmful social norms and practices. 

In rural areas, 43% of girls marry before 18 and 1.6 million children are out of school across the country. In addition, school enrolment for girls decreases at secondary school and children with disabilities lack affordable health services.

Our priorities include:

  • Providing equal opportunities for girls and boys in their communities.
  • Reducing violence against girls and women and tackling discriminatory attitudes and practices to make communities free of child marriage, child trafficking and child labour. 
  • Promoting girls’ sexual and reproductive health rights. 
  • Strengthening the resilience of communities to natural disasters.

Art is power

See how Nepali girls have used art to share their experiences and demands during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Girl reads poem at Art is Power workshop in Nepal

Where we work

Our address

P.O. Box 8980,

Maitri Marg,



+977 1 553 5580

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