Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC)
14 December 2016 11:23 am


Email: [email protected]


Tel: +977 (01) 5218770 Ext: 138/133


The Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) is a leading human rights organisation in Nepal, established in 1988. INSEC started with the objective of protecting the rights of people engaged in the informal sector. The organisation has significantly contributed in the protection and promotion of fundamental rights of people in virtually all sectors. INSEC has been involving itself in campaigns, awareness creation and education programmes for the promotion of ‘all rights for all’. Monitoring, documentation and dissemination on human rights has been a trademark of INSEC. It has been publishing the Nepal Human Rights Yearbook since 1992 and operating its human rights based online news portal (www.inseconline. org) since 2004. Coordination and collaboration for the cause of human rights intervention is the backbone of INSEC’s initiatives. INSEC has been part of many local, national and international networks working on different themes, like Human Rights Treaty Monitoring Coordination Centre (HRTMCC) or Nepal NGO Coalition for the Universal Periodic Review (NNC-UPR).

Areas of work:

Work areas of INSEC consist of core human rights, such as civil and political rights, economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights, and cross-cutting issues, like peace, democracy, and Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) among others. Rights of children, women and vulnerable communities, like Dalit, ex-Haliya, and ex-Kamaiya, are also among the work areas of INSEC. INSEC initiatives vary from grass-roots to national, sub-regional and international levels. It has presence in all 75 districts across the country.

Main lines of work:

As a Research Action Organisation (RAO), INSEC applies a Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) in all its initiatives. Guided by INSEC Strategy 2013-2018, INSEC has categorised its initiatives into two types i.e. programmes and projects. INSEC’s programme priorities consists of four thematic areas:
• Human rights monitoring and documentation,
• Human rights awareness and capacity development,
• Promoting peace and strengthening democracy, and
• Human rights advocacy.
Under programme areas there are three components. (1) Monitor Human Rights and Provide Emergency Support to Victims, (2) Educate Local People on Rights and Duties, and (3) Make Authorities Responsive and Campaign and Advocacy for Human Rights Promotion. Periodically there are also other projects ongoing at INSEC.

Contact Person:

Bijay Raj Gautam (Executive Director): [email protected]


Syuchatar, Kalanki, Kathmandu, Nepal
G.P.O. Box: 2726, Kathmandu, Nepal