About the People's Power Blog

People’s Power blog series aims to provide readers the insight on the dynamics and direction of nonviolent movements and its process of evolution from past to the most recent times. The comprehension further highlights the lessons learned and courses altered along the way that conveys implications for all of us, whether we are on the ground or dedicated to a particular movement. 

Blog Objectives

With an aim to acquire a broader understanding of the civil resistance and nonviolent action movements the “People’s Power” blog series sets forth following strategic objectives:

  • Highlight cutting-edge developments in the field of civil resistance and nonviolent action.
  • Disseminate new research, ideas, and resources related to the study and practice of civil resistance and explore their implications.
  • Offer readers a practical knowledge to assist in their study and teaching practices, media coverage or engagement in policy discussions related to civil resistance and nonviolent action.
  • Tie civil resistance with ongoing policy conversations and to popular socio-political movements in Nepal as well as in South Asian region.
  • Bring attention to successful nonviolent struggles, particularly the lesser discussed movements of Nepal as well as in South Asia.
  • Provide a common platform to share knowledge and experiences of activists and scholars who are actively involved in the field.

Target Readership:

The primary audiences of the blog series are expected to be students, activists, organizers, and scholars from South Asia region. The policy community, members of civil society, and journalists are also included as important audiences.

Suggested Themes for the Blog Articles:

CSC is fundamentally interested in blog articles covering topics that provide an insight into the history as well as present context of the ongoing nonviolent movements in Nepal and South Asia. Mostly anticipating blogs that are written on empirical grounds, following are a list of themes we are highly attentive to:

  • Lessons learned from the contemporary nonviolent movements in Nepal and South Asia.
  • Democracy movements in Nepal and South Asia.
  • People’s capacity for nonviolently organizing and holding power accountable.
  • Marginalized groups’ nonviolent engagement in social justice and freedom struggle in Nepal and South Asia.
  • Women’s nonviolent participation in social justice and freedom struggles in Nepal and South Asia.
  • Nonviolent struggle for protecting the migrants’ and informal sector workers’ rights in South Asia.
  • Role of media and technology in contemporary civil rights struggle in South Asia.
  • Dalit rights movements.
  • Student and youth movement.
  • Landless people’s rights movement.
  • Farmers’ movement.
  • Environmental rights and climate justice movement.
  • Anti-corruption movement.

Kindly contact us at peoplespower@socialchange.org.np for further information about the topic of your submission.

Guidelines on Eligibility:

  • Potential contributors include all interested nonviolent activists, educators, scholars, students, and alumni of Asian Action Institute.
  • Clear, accessible, engaging content relevant to the core concerns of the blog is essential. Bullet point list should be used sparingly.
  • Priority is given to blog articles that have not been submitted, accepted, or published elsewhere.
  • Blog articles are encouraged to focus on an experience, a moment, or an idea. For example: an experience or lessons learned from participation in a movement, as opposed to, an exhaustive recounting of a conflict or issue.
  • Blog articles are required to contain within 700 to 900 words in English language.
  • Blog content must be instructive and must have direct relevance to one or more of the target audiences described above.
  • A particular movement or case study must focus on facts, analysis, and/or lessons learned. We do not encourage pieces that are driven mostly by advocacy and political opinions.
  • Priority is given to blog articles that express personal opinions and viewpoints with substantive evidence on selected scope areas of civil resistance.
  • Contributors are suggested to avoid excessive use of bullet points.

Guidelines on Linking and Citation:

  • All contributors must cite relevant sources and give credit freely to the anchor linking phrases. CSC takes plagiarism into serious account hence plagiarized submissions will result in the rejection including use of own articles that may have been published already.
  • All contributors are encouraged to refer to English-language sites whenever possible. If a link is to a non-English site, please state so in brackets.
  • All facts, events and opinions must be cited with a link to a reputable source. If you do not have a link, you can include it in endnote.

Style and Formatting:

  • All blog articles must be written in Times New Roman Font with a size of 12.
  • Blog post should be up to 700 to 900 words long.
  • Start with a ‘punchline’ to strengthen the relevance of the topic.
  • Be mindful of any confidential details. At such conditions, sources must be anonymous.
  • Visuals used in the blog must be credited. Priority is given to use of personal photos.
  • Avoid use of complex languages or long sentences and paragraphs.
  • Use stimulating and descriptive language and avoid condescending attitude towards reader.

Portfolio Requirements for Blog Article Submission:

  • Name
  • Country
  • Occupation
  • Institutional Affiliation
  • Email id
  • Contact number
  • Short Biography should be written up to 100 words in length.
  • A digital headshot
  • Preferred visuals of high resolution

Email for Submission: peoplespower@socialchange.org.np

Submission and Review Process:

  • Once the draft blog article is submitted via email, the editorial team will review and contact you within 7-14 days if your blog is accepted. Please note if you do not hear from us within 30 days, your blog is likely rejected for publication.
  • If the blog article is accepted for publication, then the contributor must make necessary revisions as suggested by CSC’s editorial team. Contributors are expected to cooperate in timely manner and submit the final article within 14 days after the editorial comments are received.


“People’s Power” blog series does not necessarily reflect the policies and practices of CSC.  Readers can expect a range of voices, topics and approaches diverse from CSC routine. All blog posts published under “People’s Power” blog series can be used by the readers for non-commercial purposes. Copy or redistribution of the blog article in any medium or format, in whole or in part must give appropriate credit to the contributor and must be used for non- commercial purposes only. Without permission from the author and bog publisher, if the material is edited, transformed, or built upon, readers may not distribute the modified material. Copy or redistribution of the blog article in any medium or format, in whole or part must be given appropriate credit to the contributor and blog.

If there are any questions relating to this arrangement, then please contact the CSC editorial team.


Each published blogger will receive a modest honorarium to their contribution in “People’s Power” blog series.

Centre for Social Change thanks International Centre for Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) for generously supporting “People’s Power” blog series between January 1, 2021-June 30, 2022.

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