Campaign for Human Rights and Social Transformation (CAHURAST), Nepal is a non-profit, non-governmental Social Development Organization founded by a group of political activist, academia and social activists in 2006. CAHURAST-Nepal is registered under the Society Registration Act 2034 in District Administration Office, Kathmandu and affiliated with Social Welfare Council.
CAHURAST-Nepal is one of the leading human rights organizations in the country, focusing on economic, social and cultural rights, and is deeply rooted in Nepal’s community life. It works closely with citizens to generate voice and feedback in order to improve state accountability. An important focus of CAHURAST’s work has been to raise awareness about issues with the delivery of state-provided services. To do so, CAHURAST-Nepal has trained citizens on their right to information, empowering them to hold their government accountable.
Operating in 67 of Nepal’s 77 districts through multi-stakeholder district chapters, CAHURAST has nearly 1500 committee members with their expertise ranges from voice and accountability to conflict management, advocacy and campaigns to and human rights monitoring. A key issue on which CAHURAST advocates is inclusiveness, and they work hard to ensure that dalit, indigenous people, women and other marginalized groups are represented among their members. This helps them to meet their goal of social transformation through human rights for all.
Currently, it is involved in the community based monitoring programs for promoting integrity, accountability and transparency together with the protection and promotion of human Rights. It’s worked on 3E methodology which means Educating their rights, Empowering them on skills and Engaging them in monitoring the community activities.
It is mainly focused on the peoples’ economic, social and cultural rights as they constitute one of the major bases of sustainable peace and democracy. CAHURAST believes that No human Rights will be complete without protecting ESC Rights.