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“Giving prisoners and their children a better today and a brighter future”

Who we are

a grassroots organization providing basic needs and human rights to prisoners and their children

Our primary focus is the complete care of children whose parents are in prison. We work to transform prisons into places that will assist prisoners in building a worthwhile future.

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Founder’s Story

Indira Ranamagar

Indira Ranamagar is a social worker and a chairperson of PA Nepal, a non-profit organization that looks after the children of criminal parents living in the jails. She is a well-known name to the prison authorities of Nepal and has been working in the field of human rights for more than three decades. The organization has established 10 children homes, 2 schools, 3 daycares, and several other social projects to help prisoners and their children.

She was one of the three nominees of the 2014 World Children’s Prize and was awarded the world children’s honorary award in October 2014 by Queen Silvia of Sweden. She is awarded Asia 21 Leaders, Ashoka Fellow, and the first women to get featured in BBC’s 100 Women List 2017 as influential and inspirational women from around the world. Besides these, she has also featured in many international magazines and interviews. BBC News featured her as an inspiring woman in the world.

Message from the founder


It is with immense gratitude and a sense of responsibility that I reach out to you today. I am Indira Ranamagar, presently holding the esteemed position of Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nepal and proudly serving as the founder of Prisoners Assistance Nepal (PA Nepal).

I want to take this moment to extend my heartfelt thanks to each one of you who has contributed to PA Nepal’s journey. Your support, both local and international, has been pivotal in realizing our vision of transforming the lives of vulnerable prisoners and their children.

As we stand at a juncture of growth and expansion, meeting the evolving needs of the communities we serve, I am deeply appreciative of the ongoing support from donors like you. Your generosity enables us not only to sustain our long-term, established programs but also to venture into new initiatives aimed at providing holistic and person-centered care.

Our commitment to creating a world where everyone, especially women and children, can live in safety, free from the clutches of crime, remains unwavering. PA Nepal is dedicated to being a force for positive change, and your continued support makes this journey possible.

I am honored to lead an organization that stands for justice, compassion, and empowerment. Together, let us continue making a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and families who possess incredible potential to contribute to our society.

Many thanks and warm regards,
Indira Ranamagar
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nepal
Founder, Prisoners Assistance Nepal (PA Nepal)

As of 2022, Subani Ale Magar has been elected the Chairperson of PA Nepal, taking over the responsibility and work of her mother Indira Ranamagar.

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