Ram Bahadur Sunar

Ram Bahadur Sunar is the Chairperson of Digo Bikash Samaj (DBS) – an umbrella institution of 9 community-based organizations working towards empowerment of marginalized Dalit communities in Kailali, through implementation of a human rights approach in Kailali. Both through and outside his work with DBS, Ram has continued to advocate to eliminate all forms of violence against women.

Identifying some of the cross-cutting issues faced by women, his efforts have been focused on increasing the capacity and agency of Dalit women and former women bonded laborers (kamlari). A member of the NGO Federation of Nepal, Ram engages his platform in civil society to ensure the equitable treatment of women from marginalized groups. This has included creating and implementing programming on support to women micro-entrepreneurs, and mobilizing women’s organizations to call for gender responsive institutions at the local level.