PA Nepal is a grassroots organization that aims to provide care to prisoners and their dependent children. It was founded in 2000 by Indira Ranamagar, who first began working with prisoners in 1990 alongside human rights activist Parijat.
PA Nepal functions within a holistic frame work, endeavoring to work with prisoners and their children at every stage of their journey to reintegration. We provide care and services to those in prison and, where possible, remove children from the prison environment and place them in safe and caring environments where they can receive complete care. The organization also continues to advocate for crime prevention initiatives and works toward creating environments that are crime free through promoting employment, education, structural change to the justice system and an understanding of criminal activity and its causes within Nepal.
PA Nepal’s ethos focuses on keeping families in contact while ensuring that innocent children are not forced to endure the traumas of prison. To this effect, our objectives are:
To provide a safe, secure and positive environment for the children of prisoners.
To ensure the reintegration of children into their families and local regions when appropriate.
To promote and support income generation for vulnerable individuals affected by imprisonment.
To advocate for prisoners’ basic rights and human rights and ensure their welfare.
To improve the life skills and opportunities of the most vulnerable ex-prisoners and their dependents.
To reduce crime by engaging individuals in meaningful activities.