Who we are

Established in 2008, Burns Violence Survivors-Nepal (BVS–Nepal) is a not for profit non-governmental organisation.

  • accidents,
  • violence such as attempted homicide using kerosene or acid,
  • attempted suicide  (self-immolation) which often stems from domestic violence. 

Our primary objectives are:

  • To improve the delivery of burns care in Nepal by establishing a network of countrywide hospitals providing a collaborative approach to medical treatment, psychosocial care and nutrition.
  • To rehabilitate and empower survivors by devising and implementing a holistic plan to assist in recovery.
  • To raise awareness and educate the public with the aim of reducing the occurrence of burns violence and accidental burns.

BVS-Nepal’s ethos is one of partnership. We aim to strengthen our relationships, and share experiences and knowledge of best practice. BVS has an established network of partners that collaborate in the implementation of our programmes, particularly in Kathmandu, Banke and Dhanusa districts in the Terai. Partners include, the government, institutional donors (UN Women, DFID), INGO's (Acid Survivors Trust International) and local NGO's (Saathi, Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD), FEDO,Voice of Children (VOC), Shakti Samuha, Fatima Foundation, Awaaj, CAP Nepal, Pairavi Nepal Kapilbastu, and Handicraft International).