Key Activities

  • Networking, collaboration, coordination and coalition in the grassroots to national and international levels 
  • Awareness and capacity development initiatives 
  • Human rights  education programs through local  FMs 
  • Celebration of human rights related days 
  • Monitoring, documentation and dissemination of human rights information through publications and online news portal (
  • Campaigns, lobbies and advocacy on HR issues at local, national and international level 
  • Issuance of press statements, conducting fact-finding missions, monitoring on the human rights violation cases  
  • Urgent actions such as emergency rescue and relief efforts to human rights violation survivors 
  • Initiatives related to Peace building and democracy strengthening such as free and fair election campaigns, election observation, parliamentary watch etc. 
  • Conducting research on different thematic areas.
  • Registration of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) 
  • Publication of knowledge documents and resource books for the protection and promotion of human rights and human rights defenders HRDs 
  • Establishment and mobilization of human rights help desks in the province level in coordination with National Human Rights Commission NHRC and civil society networks.  

Key Achievements

  1. During conflict period-Even in the adverse situation, INSEC unceasingly worked for protection and promotion of human rights of the citizens in the decade long armed conflict. As a result, lives of numbers of persons from both side of the conflict secured, and large value of property of persons and state protected. 
  2. During post-conflict period-In joint initiation with other like-minded organisations, thousands of Internally displaced persons  IDPs re-settled in their origin places. 
  3. Education and capacity development initiatives-Thousands of general people belonging marginalized and disadvantaged groups have been made aware on basic human rights and other contemporary issues. 
  4. INSEC as a source of information-A large number of stakeholders such as government and non-governmental organizations, researchers, conflict victims, HR activists along with general people have been referring the INSEC sources for different purposes like producing articles, research reports, and data verification. Further, numbers of victims of armed conflict era have been able to receive relief based on INSEC documentation such as Nepal Human Rights yearbooks, Conflict Victims’ Profile etc. 
  5. Policy level achievements– As a result of continuous lobby/advocacy from human rights community including INSEC,  
    • NHRC, Nepal issued a guideline for HRDs and appointed a National Rapporteur on HRDs in its office. 
    • For the first time a  joint UPR report prepared by more than 235 HR organizations working in Nepal and submitted to UN. 
    • Government of Nepal on 25 May 2011 declared the “School as Zone of Peace. 
    • The Legislature-Parliament passed the Bill on Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission of Inquiry on Disappearances (TJ mechanisms) on 25 April 2014. 
    • Nepal adopted a new constitution in 2015. The new constitution embraces the principles of federalism, secularism, and inclusiveness.
    • The Criminal Code Bill passed by the Parliament in 2017 criminalized Chhaupadi system.
  6. Other notable achievements-  
    • INSEC documentation  comprising Nepal Human Rights Yearbook, Conflict Victim’s Profile and others has been one of the vital and reliable sources of information for Nepal Conflict Report 2012 prepared by United nation  Office of the Human rights, UN OHCHR  
    • Nepal achieved a political milestone by holding its first general elections (local provincial and central) in 2017. INSEC was a part of the campaign for citizens’s campaign for clean election CCCE.