Namaste! Tashi Delek!  Welcome to the Adhikaar community! Since 2005, Adhikaar has been committed to improving the lives of the Nepali-speaking community and getting our voices heard in the social justice movement. We have assisted thousands of individuals and families; trained hundreds of new leaders; and successfully changed policies and created new laws at local, state, national, and international levels, including the New York State Domestic Workers Bill of Rights and the International Domestic Workers' Convention.

Thank you for visiting our website, and thank you for your commitment to justice. Please visit us at our Community Center, Sunday to Thursday. In the meantime, join our online community and learn about our current work. "Like" our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter


We balance the day-to-day needs of our community with long-term strategy and vision of systematic change. It is important to get this week’s paycheck on time, and equally important to work to create a pathway to citizenship for all immigrants. Our programs are guided by community needs and demands.  We listen to our members when they talk to us about their lives, from their health concerns to domestic violence. We respond to these needs through direct service, hands-on trainings and conferences, community organizing and base-building, advocacy and leadership development. In all of our work, we embrace a social justice vision bound in dignity and equity for all, with Nepali voices at the center. We actively prioritize leadership of marginalized groups, including women and youth, within the Nepali-speaking community.



Adhikaar's work is made possible by generous contributions from foundations, corporations, and individuals like you. Your donations are

tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law (tax-id: 20-3384725).
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Ways To Donate


Join Adhikaar’s growing team. We have a fast paced office with many programs going on at once.  Adhikaar's dedicated interns and volunteers provide crucial support to our members, staff, and board.


New York Times: Nepali Women in Queens Challenge Tradition, Taking Lead With Quake Aid

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New York Healthy Nail Salons Coalition Praises Nail Salon Trainee Registration and Wage Bond Requirement for Salon Owners

Coalition Members Raise Concerns About Salon Owners Who Skirt Regulations by Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors

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Adhikaar Releases Groundbreaking Survey of Nail Salon Workers, Highlighting Challenges in Labor, Health, and Safety to be Addressed by the Governor’s Plan

N.Y. State and City Nail Salon Measures to be Guided by Workers’ Participatory, On-the-Ground Research


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A list of resources useful for our community members, including other organizations and services.