In the time of pandemic, promoting feminism in the far-flung villages of Nepal

12 September, 2020 Kathmandu "We women, from far flung villages were on the dark for years, this training takes us on a journey towards the light, " Manisha Rosariya, a participant who hails from a far-off hilly hamlet – Uchchakot, Shikhar municipality of Doti emotionally shared her experience, adding, "It is hard for me to leave the zoom room today, I would like to sing a song before I leave you all." "Got to remain in the cowshed, Got to die at home, Woman is the creator…" The words above, hardly translate her emotion. Manisha was speaking, and singing at a closing ceremony of a week-long training today. Her singing shed some light on the pain, and suffering of girls, and w...
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JuRI – Nepal collaborates with the Office of the Prime Minister on the UPR report

September 6, 2020 Justice and Rights Institute-Nepal (JuRI-Nepal) at the request of the Office of the Prime Minister, and the Council of Ministers, has offered a set of suggestions on the preliminary draft of the Country Report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). A State-driven process under the auspices of the UN Human Rights Council, the UPR provides the opportunity for the Member States to declare human rights interventions they have undertaken to improve human rights situation. The third cycle of the UPR has been scheduled for January 2021. Responding to a letter by the Office of the Prime Minister dated 27 August, JuRI Nepal, submitted a set of suggestions to the Chief of th...
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‘Show cause’ notice issued

July 28, 2020, Kathmandu, The Supreme Court of Nepal today issued a show-cause notice to the Government of Nepal over the unfair taxation that discourages the operation of electric vehicles. The excise, tax for example, on battery cars has been raised to 40-60 percent, and there is an additional 60 percent customs duty. The Government of Nepal against the fundamental right enshrined in the Constitution of Nepal – 2015, and Environment Protection Act – 2076, imposed unfair and unreasonable taxation to electric vehicles, and electrical equipment, which also contradicts with the state policy. Responding to a writ filed by advocate Sashi Basnet, and other members on behalf of Justice and ...
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JuRI Nepal welcomes government’s initiatives to timely tackle pandemic

27 March, 2020, Kathmandu Justice and Rights Institute -Nepal (JuRI-Nepal) releasing a press statement today welcomes the government's initiative to timely address the noble coronavirus pandemic. A high level coordination committee for COVID-19 prevention and control in Nepal has been formed under the coordination of honorable deputy prime minister and defense minister on 1 March, 2020. The World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March, 2020 has declared a global pandemic. JuRI- Nepal also appeals fellow citizens to exercise restraint and strictly follow the government instructions. While JuRI-Nepal appreciates the government effort, it expresses serious concerns over the pandemic. ...
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CSO offers policy recommendations on the right to compulsory and free education

May 13, 2020, Kathmandu Justice and Rights Institute -Nepal (JuRI - Nepal) along with twenty - six ESCR Network organizations and IM Swedish Development partner has submitted a set of policy recommendations on the right to compulsory and free education to the Minister of Education, Science, and Technology, Hon'ble Girirajmani Pokharel) and Chair of Parliamentary Committee on Education and Health, and Hon'ble Jayapuri Gharti. A set of policy recommendations, following a rigorous research, and policy discussions among the relevant stakeholders, highlights implementation of rights to compulsory, and free education enshrined in the Compulsory, and Free Education Act 2075, and other legal f...
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