WELCOME TO NASO COMMUNITY USA
Nepalese American Social Organization
‘A world free of prejudice and discrimination where everyone is valued and treated with equal rights, dignity and respect’
अमेरिकामा जातिय विभेदको सवाल र कानूनी व्यवस्था
57TH INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
NASO Community USA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Time: Mar 20, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 832 4960 0123 | Passcode: 202220
NASO Community is a member-based organization registered in Maryland, USA. Since the inception, its initiatives are focused on bringing Nepalese American people into platforms through various media where they can discourse on the issues of their concern in the USA and their help to Nepal. Uniting Nepalese diaspora community and engaging them on human rights and social justice movement and contributing in the fight against caste and decent based discrimination across the globe is the key interventions of NASO.
17TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021
‘A world free of prejudice and discrimination where everyone is valued and treated with equal rights, dignity and respect’.
End all forms of discrimination based on caste, race, work and decent by building collective efforts and engaging individuals, families, communities, and agencies at macro and micro level.
The objectives of NASO Community, USA are to:
- Co-ordinate and collaborate with like-minded organizations globally including UN agencies, government bodies on minority rights, human rights and social justice.
- Implement interventions to fight against racial, gender, work, descent and caste-based discriminations through advocacy, awareness and sensitization campaign in peaceful means.
- Preserve and promote Nepalese language, arts and cultures in diaspora community through different community engagement efforts.
- Engage in research and publication on pertinent issues for advocacy interventions.
- Provide humanitarian assistance to the needy community people.
WHAT WE DO
Coordination and Collaboration:
NASO has been coordinating and collaborating strategically with like-minded organizations globally. It has been working as the coordinating organization for marking international day for the elimination of racial discrimination. In 2021, it was jointly marked by ADWAN, ICDR, Global Forum, Alliance for Justice, and PDRC International. NASO has been coordinating with other organizations in Canada, Europe and Middle East and Nepal.
Advocacy and awareness:
NASO believe that advocacy needs a consistent efforts and engagement on the issues and actors at different levels for positive changes in the lives of people. Hence, it engages in such efforts by organizing discourse like talk among key actors, intellectuals, academicians, activists and leaders on concurrent issues. It has been lobbying and expressing its concern to the government bodies of Nepal on the issues of human rights and social justice particularly on in the incidents of caste-based discrimination and untouchability through the Embassy of Nepal in the US and by collaborating with organizations and individuals working in Nepal.
NASO Community believes that rights-based interventions be coupled with need-based support in order to relieve affected people for short term and enable them to benefit from policy advocacy. NASO has been providing humanitarian assistance to the needy, minority and Dalit community people since its inception in the cases of pandemic and other incidences. For such interventions, it collaborates with likeminded organizations around the globe for greater impact.
Promotion of Nepalese culture and heritage:
NASO support efforts to protect, develop and enhance positive Nepalese cultures in diaspora community and the society through organizing different cultural events and community awareness activities against race, caste and descent-based discrimination.
Research and publication:
NASO engage in research and publication on pertinent issues for policy advocacy interventions. It collaborates with other likeminded organizations and individuals in order to carry out such research and publication. “Rukum Caste-based Massacre Structural Insensitivity, a collection of select articles” is a recent publication.