Nepal

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

14 January 2018 Attention Drawn to Ensuring Children’s 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 ]

From our Member INSEC, Nepal – Request to add more vote counting centres
15 May 2017 3:27 pm

15 May 2017: The election observer team of Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) has monitored the vote counting centres in Kathmandu and Lalitpur metropolitan city along with various municipalities on May 15. It was found that the process of vote counting system is very slow despite of large number of vote casted in these metropolitans. If [ Read more ]

HRC33 Oral Statement on Intimidation against Human Rights Defenders Cooperating with the UN
23 September 2016 3:19 pm

33rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 5: General Debate Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Friday, 23 September 2016 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the Secretary-General’s report on cooperation with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field [ Read more ]

HRC33 Oral Statement during the General Debate on the Update by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
15 September 2016 4:52 pm

33rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Oral Update by the High Commissioner – General Debate Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 14 September 2016 Mr President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the High Commissioner’s update. We share his concerns on [ Read more ]

Nepal: Stop using bureaucracy to silence Himal Southasian
30 August 2016 6:37 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 30 August 2016) –  The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is saddened to learn that Himal Southasian, a regional journal promoting ‘cross-border journalism’ in South Asia, is suspending its publication from November 2016. According to the publishers, the decision was taken ‘due to non-cooperation by regulatory state agencies in Nepal that [ Read more ]

Report on Fact-Finding on Impact of Blockade along Indo-Nepal Border
26 July 2016 5:42 pm

In December 2015, The Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), a member of FORUM-ASIA in India, took the responsibility to coordinate a fact-finding mission to the Kakarbhitta border between India and Nepal to investigate the accusation by government of Nepal that India imposed a blockade, disrupting entry of vehicles carrying essential supplies from India to Nepal [ Read more ]