Nepal

[Joint Statement] Nepal: HARAWA-CHARAWA — Ensure full and inclusive implementation of the Kamaiya Labour (Prohibition) Act of 2001
22 July 2022 10:23 pm

(Kathmandu/Bangkok, 22 July 2022) – ‘We welcome the special message of the Prime Minister of Nepal to fully implement the Kamaya Labour (Prohibition) Act of 2001 and call on government agencies to implement inclusive and non-discriminatory social protection programmes to ensure the rehabilitation of the Harawa-Charawa,’ said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development [ Read more ]

[HRC50 Oral Statement] Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
5 July 2022 11:56 am

50th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Delivered by Rabina G. Rasaily On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)  24 June 2022   Mr. President, We welcome the report of the Special Rapporteur’s official visit [ Read more ]

[Report] 2021: Fundamental Freedoms in South Asia
7 April 2022 2:18 pm

Civic space is under attack in South Asia. Across the region, increasingly authoritarian governments are relying on a wide range of repressive laws and other tactics to silence criticism, a trend that only intensified in 2021. While the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan is the starkest example of this, almost all other countries saw alarming restrictions [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Nepal: End crackdown against protestors, respect fundamental freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly
25 February 2022 1:58 pm

(Kathmandu, 25 February 2022) — We, the undersigned human rights organisations, express deep concern over the recent police crackdown on protests in Nepal. On 20 February, demonstrators convened in Kathmandu to protest against the Millennium Challenge Compact (MCC) tabled in the Federal Parliament of Nepal. We are gravely alarmed by the police’s disproportionate use of [ Read more ]

[Report] 2020 ANNI Report on the Performance of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
9 December 2021 1:05 pm

The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) launched the ANNI Report 2020 on the Performance of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), that critically assesses the performance of NHRIs against the Paris Principles in 2020. The Paris Principles are the minimum international standards for ensuring independent, effective, and credible NHRIs for the promotion [ Read more ]

From Our Member Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN), Nepal – Discussion on the Role of Youth in the Health and Protection of Girl Child and Adolescents’ Girls
16 September 2021 1:48 pm

To mark the International Youth Day 2021, Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN) in joint collaboration with National Youth Council (NYC) and National Coalition for Girls Rights (NCGR) had organized an interaction programme “Discussion on the role of youth in the health and protection of girl child and adolescents’ ‘girls” in support from Kanallan [ Read more ]

‘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 ]