Lutheran World Federation
in 1947 in Lund, Sweden, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
is a global communion of Christian churches in the Lutheran
tradition. LWF has 140 member churches in 78 countries all
over the world, with a total membership of nearly 66.7 million.
The Department for World Service (DWS), which has field offices
in more than 30 countries, is the internationally recognized
humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation
that works to give assistance to those in need, irrespective
of their race, sex, religion, nationality or political conviction.
Its Secretariat is situated in Geneva.
in 1984, LWF Nepal is one of the leading international NGOs
in the areas of humanitarian and development works with the
poor and oppressed people. It adopts empowerment, human rights-based,
integrated and collaborative approach while designing and
implementing humanitarian and development programs. LWF Nepal
started working in Nepal with relief and rehabilitation operations.
Based on the learning and changing needs of the society and
the poor and oppressed people, it gradually changed its working
approach to community empowerment and human rights-based approach
People of Nepal living in a democratic and just society
in peace and dignity, united in diversity and empowered to
achieve their universal human rights.
Inspired by God’s love for humanity, LWF Nepal challenges
and responds to the causes and consequences of human suffering
and poverty through empowering and promoting the human rights
of the displaced, marginalized and vulnerable within Nepali
society to claim and enjoy their rights.
Inclusiveness and Participation
Accountability and Transparency
Dedication, Compassion and Decency
Disaster-Affected People: The displaced,
and communities vulnerable to natural/human-made disaster,
especially, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and host
communities (including resettlement of bonded labors), refugees
and victims of natural disaster, especially the most vulnerable
& Vulnerable People: Marginalized, vulnerable and socio-economically
disadvantaged people, especially women, from deprived or discriminated
rural communities, especially, tribal and indigenous groups,
bonded laborers of various types, Dalits, trafficked persons,
people living with disabilities, socio-economically disadvantaged,
especially landless and HIV and AIDS-affected people and communities
with communicable diseases
Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Preparedness
iii.Community-led Actions for Governance and Justice
• Inclusion and participation
• Gender justice
• Climate justice and environmental sustainability