Core values

MSBKN’s members, staff and volunteers will be guided in their daily behavior in work as well as non-work situations by the following core values:

  • Honesty and sincerity in personal as well as professional activities
  • Efficiency and thriftiness in personal as well as professional activities
  • Non-discrimination of individuals based on caste, class, religion, region, age and health status

Guiding principles

The following principles guide the design and implementation of all activities by MSBKN:

  • Financial transparency (to target groups, regulators, collaborators, the donors, and other stakeholders)
  • Accountability (to target groups, regulators, collaborators, the donors, and other stakeholders)
  • Participatory approach (with the target groups, regulators, collaborators, the donors, and other stakeholders)
  • Inclusiveness in terms of gender, caste, religion, sex, class, and geographical region in staffing as well as in programming
  • Informed program targeting (geographical working area and target group) based on the accepted indicators of poverty and exclusion

MSBKN firmly believes that most partners and collaborators will have no problems with these principles. In specific situations, the list of the guiding principles will be enlarged or adapted as needed.

  1. Encourage and help increase the number of women candidates in local, district and national campaigns, elections.
  2. Provide innovative support programs to increase the confidence, self-esteem, courage, and capacity of women to enter and robustly participate in public processes and offices.
  3. Make possible ground-breaking programs and practical resources to increase, encourage and support women rising to more prominent and visible leadership in Nepali public and private organizations and initiatives across a wide range of sectors and levels.
  4. Provide research to identify and strategy development to support the unique platforms, roles and capacities of women to build a culture of peace in Nepal.
  5. Encourage and support the growth of women-led peace and conflict transformation initiatives and participation in the landscape of local and national post-war re-construction, healing and reconciliation.
  6. Increase the level of direct participation of women in national peace and reconciliation processes.
  7. Research, consult, and develop a strategic plan for a practical platform in terms of core mission and financial viability.
  8. Identify and propose an organizational structure with capacity to sustain a Nepali women’s think-tank that innovates and supports women’s leadership and initiatives for decades to come.