LGBTIQ Map Nepal- Mitini Nepal Working Areas

Mitini Nepal’s Headquarters are in Kathmandu because this is where we do our National level lobby work. However, our membership, networks, and support groups are working in rural and urban areas across Nepal.  Please find our LGBTIQ  Map of Mitini Nepal Support Groups below.

Interested in forming a Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex LGBTIQ Support Group? Starting a LGBTI Group Discussion in your area of Nepal? Please contact us directly and we will be very happy to share organizational strategy and capacity building training.

Bagmati Pradesh

Situational Analysis of LGBTI community in Bagmati Province

Bagmati Province, Nepal, has made significant strides in recognizing and protecting the rights of gender and sexual minority people. Constitutional provisions guaranteeing equality and inclusion have been implemented, and government initiatives aim to address disparities. However, discriminatory attitudes persist, fueled by social media misinformation and a lack of public awareness. Family and community rejection, limited access to healthcare and education, and employment barriers continue to affect the well-being and quality of life of gender and sexual minority individuals. To ensure full human rights and equality, comprehensive public awareness campaigns, sensitivity training for service providers, legal strengthening, family support, workplace inclusivity, and continued advocacy efforts are needed to create a more accepting and inclusive society for all.

Contact Address: Mitini Nepal, Central Office, Ranibari-26, Chetanshil Marg, Samakhusi, Kathmandu, Bagmati Province

Koshi Pradesh

Situational Analysis of LGBTI community in Koshi Province

The LGBTI community in Koshi Province, Nepal, is experiencing both positive and challenging aspects in their pursuit of rights and dignity. Many community members are finding the courage to come out of the closet and embrace their identities. The right based organizations are playing a crucial role in providing support and advocacy for the community. However, despite these advancements, stereotypes and discriminatory attitudes persist in society, creating significant challenges for LGBTI individuals. Prejudices and misconceptions about their identities lead to social exclusion and discrimination, affecting their mental health and overall well-being. Additionally, discriminatory laws and policies further compound the struggles faced by the LGBTI community in Koshi Province. To create a more inclusive and accepting environment, ongoing efforts are needed to challenge stereotypes, promote awareness, and advocate for legal reforms that protect the rights.

Contact Address: Mitini Nepal, Province Office, Gopal Tole-4, Itahari Sub-Metropolitan city, Sunsari, Koshi Province

Lumbini Pradesh

Situational Analysis of LGBTI community in Lumbini Province

In Lumbini Province, Nepal, the negative societal mindset towards gender and sexual minority people has led to the denial of their basic rights, causing immense hardship in their lives. They face discrimination and exclusion from family functions, leading to strained relationships with their families who adhere to societal norms. Unable to form legally recognized families or enjoy family life, their relationships often do not last long due to uncertainty about their unions. Additionally, they are deprived of their parental property, further exacerbating their challenges. The severe mental impact of these repercussions has pushed many of them to contemplate suicide as a desperate escape from their problems. Addressing these issues requires comprehensive societal awareness, legal recognition of their relationships, and measures to protect their human rights and mental well-being in the Lumbini province.

Contact Address: Mitini Nepal, Province Office, Banaganga Municipality, Jitpur-1, Kapilvastu, Lumbini Province

Sudurpaschim Pradesh

Situational Analysis of LGBTI community in Sudurpaschim Province

Sudurpaschim Province, Nepal, is home to a significant number of sexual and gender minority individuals, but they continue to face marginalization and discrimination in this marginalized province. Despite their substantial presence, the LGBTI community in Sudurpaschim struggles with various issues. They are often denied their basic rights and face societal prejudices that hinder their ability to live with dignity. Recognition and acceptance of their relationships and families remain major challenges, and many are excluded from community gatherings and family functions. Lack of legal recognition of their unions and deprivation of parental property add to their vulnerabilities. To uplift the LGBTI community in Sudurpaschim, focused efforts are required to raise awareness, implement inclusive policies, and promote acceptance and equal rights for all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

A dedicated team that has been tirelessly working in Sudurpaschim Province for three years, aiming to empower and uplift the LGBTI community. Although we currently lack an office, our committed focal person ensures the success of our pilot project. With a mission to create a more inclusive and accepting society, we relentlessly strive to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve.

Focal person details:

Contact Address: Raj Chaudhary, focal person, Mitini Nepal, Sudurpaschim Province, Dhangadi-5, Hasanpur, Kailali