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Denying same-sex couples this right perpetuates discrimination and denies them the legal and social benefits that heterosexual couples enjoy.

Welcome to Mitini Nepal, where we are deeply committed to cultivating an environment of respect and understanding for all individuals, particularly those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI). In our pursuit of equality, we firmly stand for marriage equality—a fundamental right that lies at the heart of our advocacy. At Mitini Nepal, our mission goes beyond the realm of language, we actively champion inclusive policies and legal frameworks that embrace the rich tapestry of human experiences. Our vision is a society where love knows no boundaries, and every individual, irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity, has the inherent right to marry the person they love. Join us in building a future where marriage equality is not just a concept but a lived reality for the LGBTI community.

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Promoting Respect and Understanding:

Mitini Nepal aims to create a space where individuals can express their identities authentically without fear of judgment. By familiarizing ourselves with these terms, we contribute to a more respectful and inclusive discourse surrounding issues of gender identity and sexual orientation.

Our Language, Our Power:

Language plays a powerful role in shaping attitudes and perceptions. As part of our commitment to equality, we encourage the use of respectful and affirming language that acknowledges and honors the identities and experiences of all individuals.

Why this page is made?

Legalizing same-sex marriage is essential as it upholds the principles of equality, recognizing the fundamental human right of individuals to marry whomever they love, irrespective of their gender. Denying same-sex couples this right perpetuates discrimination and denies them the legal and social benefits that heterosexual couples enjoy. Beyond legal considerations, the significance of this lies in fostering an inclusive society, challenging
stereotypes, and promoting acceptance. It contributes to the mental health and well-being of LGBTQ+ individuals, affirming their identities and reducing the stigma they face. Moreover, legalizing same-sex marriage aligns with evolving societal norms, sending a powerful message that embraces diversity and supports the idea that love and commitment deserve equal recognition and protection under the law

Video on Marriage Equality

This video underscores the enduring challenges faced by same-sex couples in Nepal, despite a pivotal Supreme Court order in 2012 permitting living together for same-sex couples. The absence of legal recognition prevents these couples from exercising fundamental rights, including marriage, family establishment, child adoption, legal registration of adopted children, and property claims. While advocacy efforts are underway, urgent attention is needed to bridge the gap between legal provisions and the actual rights afforded to the gender and sexual minorities community in Nepal, ensuring comprehensive marriage equality and safeguarding their basic human rights.

Infographic Video on "Anagarik - A Journey for Marriage Equality"

The creation of the “Anagarik” infographic video was an intricate process that combined storytelling, visuals, and impactful messaging. Jyoti and Prabha’s compelling journey was narrated through a combination of animated infographics, interviews, and heartfelt testimonials. Their love story, intertwined with societal challenges, unfolded as they faced workplace discrimination, citizenship issues, and barriers in healthcare due to their status as an unmarried same-sex couple. The video meticulously documented Jyoti’s job loss due to her lack of citizenship, a situation exacerbated by her father’s threat to grant citizenship only if she left Prabha. However, their unwavering love for each other stood strong against these challenges. The video poignantly portrayed the couple’s struggle for recognition and rights, exemplifying their commitment to each other. Furthermore, “Anagarik” exposed the difficulties Jyoti and Prabha encountered in hospitals, lacking legal proof of their partnership due to the absence of a marriage certificate. It also depicted their arduous journey in obtaining a birth certificate for their adopted child, as the LGBTI community faces significant obstacles in child adoption. Jyoti, a passionate social activist, was showcased as a symbol of resilience and strength, leading the fight for the rights of the LGBTI community. The video highlighted her success in legalizing same-sex cohabitation while emphasizing the ongoing battle for marriage equality. Despite constitutional provisions granting rights to the LGBTI community, the implementation remains elusive, leaving individuals like Jyoti and Prabha feeling like stateless citizens.