Who we are ?
Mitini Nepal (MN) is a non-governmental organization working on the issues of lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered men. It was established in 2005 with the aim of protecting and promoting human rights of the sexual and gender minorities’ people of Nepal. After its initial inception in 2002, it has expanded its’ services through two branches in Hetauda, Makwanpur as well as in Birtamod, Jhapa. It was established by first lesbian couple of Nepal Laxmi Ghalan & Meera Bajracharya. It has been dedicated to create an active network of LBT across the national, regional and international level. MN aims for an equitable society where LBT are respected and can live in dignity with sufficient social, cultural, economic, legal and political rights.
The core function of Mitini Nepal is to bring awareness through Right Based Advocacy in a traditional society as well as in people and change their attitude towards LGBTI groups. It has been working in this issue in order to improve the sexual health, protect human rights, lobbying and well-being of sexual and gender minorities like lesbians, gay, bisexuals, transgender and intersex men in Nepal. It has been providing assistance to lesbians continuously since 2005.It is dedicated solely for the promotion and protection of human rights, make these people self-reliant, provide psychosocial counseling services, legal information and information regarding on sexually transmitted diseases like HIV/AIDS in order to ensure the rights of sexual and gender minorities of Nepal.
It envisions and advocates for a peaceful, prosperous society where sexual and gender minorities’ community can live with self-esteem and dignity while enjoying human rights without any discrimination, violence, assault and fear.
We advocate for the access of political, legal, social, economic and educational rights of LBT people by strengthening coordination, collaboration, network and develop mutual understanding among all concerned stakeholders as well as by capacitating excluded and vulnerable LBT individuals in order to create an egalitarian environment for sexual and gender minorities.