About Us

Empowering Lives, Transforming Communities

Welcome to KOPILA Nepal (KN), an esteemed organization dedicated to the protection of human rights and the psychosocial well-being of children, women, and individuals with disabilities. Established in 2001 by a group of self-motivated social workers, KN strives to improve access to human rights-related information among rural communities. 

Our work directly aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly focusing on SDG 1: No poverty; SDG 2: Zero hunger; SDG 3: Good health and well-being; SDG 4: Quality and inclusive education; SDG 5: Gender equality; SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth; SDG 10: Reduced inequalities; and SDG 16: Peace, justice, and strong institutions.

At KN, we are governed by a General Assembly and an independent Executive Board consisting of prominent figures in Nepal's social sectors. With a commitment to inclusivity, the majority of our board members are women, and we ensure representation from diverse disability groups, castes, and ethnicities.

Our primary focus revolves around promoting and protecting the human rights of women, children, and individuals with or at risk of disabilities. We accomplish this through a range of impactful initiatives, including training, awareness campaigns, and capacity-building programs. Our efforts extend to livelihood and education support, counseling and medical mental health services, rehabilitation, and advocating for the rights of victims to ensure holistic well-being for individuals and communities.

KN actively collaborates with government agencies at the municipal, district, provincial, and federal levels. Over the years, we have received invaluable financial and technical support from esteemed organizations such as All We Can UK, the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), The Leprosy Mission Ireland and The Leprosy Mission New Zealand, Freedom Matter, Asian Health Institute, Japan (AHI), Hope for Himalayan Kids (HFHK) Australia, and Development Media Workshop (DMW) the UK.

Currently, we are proud to work in partnership with esteemed organizations including Child Welfare Scheme Hong Kong (CWS HK), UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the German Leprosy and TB Relief Association (GLRA), GIZ Nepal, World Development, Relief Committee
(WDRC) the UK, Ministry of Social Development Gandaki Province, and AFS India. 

As an organization committed to political neutrality, KN has been able to continue its work in all areas throughout times of conflict. In each of the districts where we operate, we are recognized as one of the most active and effective non-governmental organizations, a reputation we take great pride in.

Join us in our mission to create a world where human rights are protected, and the psychosocial well-being of vulnerable populations is nurtured. Together, we can make a meaningful impact on the lives of  individuals and communities in Nepal.


A peaceful society where all citizens enjoy their fundamental human rights and entitlements.

Kopila Nepal emphasizes eliminating social disparities of all kinds and strives to ensure that the most marginalized women, children, and people with disabilities in our working areas are able to enjoy their fundamental human rights and entitlements.

Improve the quality of life of women, children, and people with disabilities in our working areas through capacity building, awareness and advocacy, treatment and rehabilitation, education, and livelihood development.

  • To enable marginalized women and children to advocate for their rights through education, and leadership development by promoting and capacity building of CBOs.
  • Sensitize and build the capacity of community members, professionals and others about human rights, psychosocial well-being, and their own essential role in creating a supportive environment for those in need.
  • Assist individuals in our working areas to heal from trauma and other impediments to their psychosocial well-being
  • To promote livelihood and income generating opportunities for marginalized women and people with psychosocial problems
  • To achieve an efficient, sustainable and transparent organization that is well resourced and capacitated to deliver its optimum impact for women, children and psychosocial wellbeing recognized and trusted by communities, government and partners. 

Executive Board

Ms. Laxmi Shahi
Ms. Muna Silwal
Ms. Rama Ghimire Paudel
Secretary General
Ms. Anisha Nepali
Mr. Tej Narayan Parajuli
Ms. Shova Poudel
Executive Member
Ms. Rajendra Koirala
Executive Member
Ms. Sabitri Bhattari
Executive Member
Parmila Joshi Shrestha
Executive Member
Mr. Prakash Wagle
Mr. Ramesh Poudel
Adv. Madan Tiwari
Legal Advisor

Central Office Team

Ms. Bina Silwal
Executive Director
Mr. Tirtha Bahadur Thapa
Program Coordinator
Ms. Karuna Bhandari
Admin and Finance Coordinator
Mr. Tulashi Rai
Head of Psychosocial Well-being Department
Ms. Kshamata Khadka
Communication, Documentation and Fundraising Officer
Mr. Niroj Adhikari
Admin and Finance Officer
Ms. Mamita Nepali
Admin and Finance Officer
Mr. Pramod Karki
Admin and Finance Officer Assistant
Ms. Bishnu Maya Thapa
Office Helper
Mr. Til Bahadur Thapa

Include the Exclude

Mr. Sagar Mani Dhungana
Field Incharge
Ms. Kamala Sapkota
Community Facilitator
Ms. Bishnu Maya Bhusal
Community Facilitator
Ms. Netra Kumari Mahato
Community Facilitator
Ms. Parbati Pandey
Community Facilitator
Ms. Madhu Maya Ranabhat
Community Facilitator
Ms. Seeta Neupane
Community Facilitator
Ms. Durga Kafle
Community Facilitator

Holistic Assistance for Victims of Torture

Ms. Laxmi Gurung
Psychosocial Counselor
Ms. Kham Maya Magar
Psychosocial Counselor
Mr. Bodh Nath Ghimire
Social Mobilizer

Resilience for Peace

Ms. Karolina Buszko
Peace Advisor
Mr. Bhuwan Sapkota
Local Professional

Safe House

Ms. Usha Adhikari
Ms. Bindu Bhujel
Ms. Prativa Rana 
Caretaker/ Counselor
Ms. Indra Bhujel
House Mother
Ms. Renuka Thapa
House Mother
Ms. Bishnu Maya Sunar
House Mother

Empowerment for Equal Opportunity

Ms. Pabitra Poudel
Field Coordinator