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There is often great misunderstanding and misconception when it comes to disability in Nepal, leading to many negative outcomes for persons with disabilities, such as mistreatment, exclusion, lack of education, unemployment and depression.

CIL-Kathmandu is working toward raising awareness of disability in Nepal with the aim of changing negative perceptions and creating a more inclusive attitude.

Workshops, conferences, campaigns, seminars, events, demonstrations and media mobilization are some of the ways that CIL-Kathmandu attempts to raise awareness of disability among the general public. CIL-Kathmandu also focuses particular effort on groups that can help change public opinion and attitude, such as educational institutions, the tourism sector, employers and the medical industry.