Nepal

‘Civil and political rights, such as freedom of expression and association, cannot be fully realised unless you have economic, social and cultural rights safeguarded.’ – Interview with Dr. Suresh Kumar Dhakal, Newly Elected Executive Committee Member of FORUM-ASIA
9 January 2019 11:42 am

For this month’s e-newsletter, FORUM-ASIA talked to Dr. Suresh Kumar Dhakal, one of the newly elected Executive Committee Members of FORUM-ASIA and the Chairperson of Community Self Reliance Centre (CSRC), a member of FORUM-ASIA in Nepal. As a human rights defender, Suresh shared with us his experiences with the land rights movement, difficulties faced by the landless and smallholder farmers, and the [ Read more ]

Discussion Session on Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Nepal: Looking at the Problems in Legislation and Practice
7 January 2019 3:04 pm

Discussion Session on Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Nepal: Looking at the Problems in Legislation and Practice   17 January 2019 Kathmandu, Nepal *** According to the World Press Freedom Index, Nepal ranks second in South Asia in 2018, which positioned them at 106 among 180 countries worldwide in regards to press freedom. [ Read more ]

From Our Member Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC), Nepal – Dr. Indira Shrestha Nominated as Chairperson of INSEC
19 November 2018 2:43 pm

[19 November 2018] Informal Sector Service Centre INSEC executive committee meeting on November 16, 2018 has nominated Dr. Indira Shrestha, executive committee member, as the chairperson of INSEC. Executive committee meeting also approved the resignation of chairperson Mr. Subodh Raj Pyakurel. Mr. Pyakurel had resigned after his appointment as the vice-chairperson of the Planning Commission [ Read more ]

The 11th ANNI Regional Consultation from 6-7 March 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal
6 March 2018 10:06 am

From 6-7 March 2018, the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) is holding its yearly Regional Consultation in Kathmandu, Nepal. The 11th Regional Consultation is co-hosted with FORUM-ASIA, which holds the Secretariat of ANNI, and local member INSEC. Throughout the two-day meeting issues scheduled to be discussed are: reviewing the action points [ Read more ]

From our Member INSEC, Nepal – Human Rights Year Book 2018
20 February 2018 5:59 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Nepal, Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) published its “Human Rights Year Book 2018” which covers the period from January to December 2017. The report thoroughly documents cases of human rights violations in all seven provinces of the country. For a PDF version of this report, click here.

From Our Member INSEC, Nepal – Statement: Attention Drawn to Ensuring Education Rights
16 January 2018 5:15 pm

14 January 2018 Attention Drawn to Ensuring Education Rights INSEC Kanchanpur and Human Rights Watch Committee of the district has drawn the attention of District Education Committee on January 14 to ensure the education rights. Vice chairperson Tapta Singh Thakulla of Human Rights Watch Committee of Suklafanta-5 has handed over the attention drawn letter to [ Read more ]

From Our Member INSEC, Nepal – Stress Given on Making Local Level Responsible in Interaction Programme Organised by INSEC
5:13 pm

14 January 2018 Stress Given on Making Local Level Responsible The participants in an interaction program organized by INSEC between service provider and beneficiary on January 14 stressed to make the local level more responsible. Speaking at the program, Chief Parshuram Rawat of Agriculture Development said that the agriculture program is not being farmer-friendly. He [ Read more ]

From our Member CSRC, Nepal – Campaign of 16 days Activism Against Gender Based Violence
5 December 2017 5:33 pm

To mark the Global Campaign of 16 days Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the FORUM-ASIA member Community Self Reliance Centre (CSRC) has played a series of street drama on the topic of ending gender-based violence in Melamchi Municipality, Nepal. Click here to watch the video clip of the campaign.

From our Member CSRC, Nepal – Annual Dialogue Series 2017 on Land Issues and Practices Part Two
22 May 2017 6:17 pm

FORUM-ASIA member CSRC will having the second session of the Annual Dialogue Series 2017 on Inclusive Reconstruction. The key speakers of the event are Dr. Bishnu Bhandari (member, National Reconstructive Authority) and Jagat Deuja (Land Rights Activist, CSRC). It will be open to students and researchers, faculty and civil society. The programme will be held on Sunday, 28 May 2017 [ Read more ]

From our Member INSEC, Nepal – Decision of Case Withdrawal is Vilest Example of Impunity
19 May 2017 4:21 pm

We condemn the government decision of the ministry cabinet on 18 May to withdraw cases of five hundred people including those charged under criminal activities during Tharuhat/Madhes agitation. The cabinet meeting has decided to withdraw the serious cases accepting that of Tharuhat and Madhes agitation is political.  The government has decided to withdraw the case [ Read more ]