Nepal

‘After hours of grueling negotiations in the depths of the forest, I was able to save the life of an individual who was about to be persecuted on the baseless allegations.’ – Interview with Gobinda Bahadur Shahi, Executive Director of Karnali Integrated Rural Development And Research Centre (KIDARC), Nepal
16 August 2021 5:48 pm

This month, FORUM-ASIA talked with Gobinda Bahadur Shahi, Executive Director of Karnali Integrated Rural Development And Research Centre (KIRDARC), Nepal. In the interview, Gobinda talks about his own experienced growing up in a rural community in the mountains and how this motivates him to amplify the voices of left-behind communities in Nepal. How did you [ Read more ]

From Our Member WOREC, Nepal – Training for the Gender-based violence (GBV) service providers
10 August 2021 9:35 pm

WOREC, our member from Nepal, in partnership with UNFPA, organised 3-days province-level case management training for the Gender-based violence (GBV) service providers. The training, which was conducted on 18th, 19th and 20th July, aimed to support GBV service providers in improving their understanding of and capacity in case management for survivors of GBV using the [ Read more ]

HRC47 Oral Statement on Item 6: Adoption of Universal Periodic Review Outcomes of Nepal
9 July 2021 11:01 pm

47th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 6: Adoption of Universal Periodic Review Outcomes of Nepal Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) 8 July 2021  Madam President, We welcome that Nepal has accepted several recommendations related the protection and promotion of fundamental [ Read more ]

[Report] Tied Hands: Fact Finding Mission Report on Harawa-Charawa: Debt, Poverty and Climate Change in Dhanusha, Nepal
8 July 2021 5:00 pm

FORUM-ASIA is proud to present Tied Hands: Fact Finding Mission Report on Harawa-Charawa: Debt, Poverty and Climate Change in Dhanusha, Nepal This report is the result of an exploratory research designed to better understand the nexus between climate change, human rights and poverty. Persons living in poverty often live in ecologically fragile or marginal areas, [ Read more ]

[Report Launch] Tied Hands: Fact Finding Mission Report on Harawa-Charawa – Debt, Poverty and Climate Change in Dhanusha, Nepal
6 July 2021 6:23 pm

Date: Thursday, 8 July 2021 Time: 5.00 – 6.00 PM (GMT+7) Platform: Zoom, Facebook Live Registration: http://l.forum-asia.org/TiedHandsRegistration   The report, Tied Hands: Fact Finding Mission Report on Harawa-Charawa – Debt, Poverty and Climate Change in Dhanusha, Nepal, is a joint initiative between FORUM-ASIA and one of its members in Nepal, Community Self-Reliance Centre (CSRC) to [ Read more ]

From Our Member Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC), Nepal – Series of stories from survivors during the 10 years of armed conflict in Nepal
1 July 2021 5:20 am

WOREC, our member from Nepal, developed a campaign to raise awareness of sexual and gender-based violence during armed conflict. To do this it collected a series of stories from survivors during the 10 years of armed conflict in Nepal. The stories were produced based on the conversations with the conflict survivors. Both security forces and [ Read more ]

From our associate member Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN) – Annual Report 2019-2020
6 December 2020 5:38 pm

  It is well known that Jcycn has been actively engaged in advocacy and campaign for the right of children and youth. The journey was initiated by a very young group of children below the age of 10 back in 1992 through the Jagriti Child Club. Our combat for social justice in Nepali society was [ Read more ]

Report: Human Rights in South Asia in Times of Pandemic
25 November 2020 4:00 pm

  The COVID-19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time considered to be the biggest public health crisis in recent history and has presented a tremendous challenge to our societies. Globally, the pandemic has caused immense health and socio-economic problems. More than 59 million people have tested positive for the virus with [ Read more ]

[ANNI Statement] Nepal: Rights Commission’s report exposing human rights violators a positive step towards justice
22 October 2020 3:35 pm

  (Bangkok/Kathmandu, 22 October 2020) ‒ A recent report[1] published by the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal (NHRCN), where it has made public the details of human rights violations committed by 286 violators in the last two decades is a step towards ensuring accountability and combating impunity in cases of human rights abuses in [ Read more ]

Open letter to the SAARC Council of Ministers urging the establishment of a South Asia regional human rights mechanism
23 September 2020 6:17 pm

Date: 23 September 2020 To, H.E. Mr. Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan H.E. Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh H.E. Dr. Tandi Dorji, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bhutan H.E Dr. S. Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, India H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid, Minster of Foreign Affairs, Maldives H.E. Mr. Pradeep [ Read more ]