The members of the National Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Network) at a consultation meeting organized in Kathmandu today, emphasized to establish a dedicated secretariat so as to meticulously monitor the implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP). The participants from 18 civil society organizations (CSOs) handed over a compilation of comments on the draft Human Rights Action Plan to Koshal Chandra Subedi, Chief of Human Rights Division at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers on Thursday (19 December).

Human Rights portal launched today

19 December, 2019

A dedicated portal on the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) designed to disseminate information, and relevant literature solely on the promotion and protection of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, launched today.

A portal – an initiative of the National Network for ESCR Rights in Nepal, aims at collecting, compiling, and widely communicating on the ESCR rights, was released jointly by Koshal Chandra Subedi, Chief of Human Rights Division at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Shanta Laxmi Shrestha – chairperson of the Beyond Beijing Committee and Kedar Khadka, Executive Director of Go Go Foundation, Nepal.

The First Project Advisory Meeting Concluded

14 December, 2019

The first Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting of a project – dedicated to
advance gender responsive, inclusive governance, and promotion of substantive participation of the elected women representatives in Nepal’s Sudur Paschim – concluded in Kathmandu today.

Justice and Rights Institute (JuRI-Nepal) in partnership with Nepal National Dalit Social Welfare Organisation (NNDSWO) has kicked off a project, “Comprehensive Capacity Development Support to the Elected Women Representatives”in six Local Government Units of Kailali and Doti districts. Basanta Adhikari, executive director welcomed all and set the tone of the discussion. Anita Bhujel, who leads the team briefly highlighted project plan, and progress. Her presentation included among others objective, plan, progress, key activities, expected results, and monitoring mechanisms.

The PAC members, including representatives from Ministry of Federal Affairs and General
Administration, Ministry of Social Development and Federal Affairs Women, Children and Senior Citizens, Kamala Shahi, project focal point at the Ministry of Social Development of Sudurpaschim Province, representative from the National Federation of Disabled Nepal, Santosh Acharya from UN Women and others offered suggestions to the project’s team. The PAC meeting was chaired by advocate Pankaj Kumar Karna – the JuRI’s chairperson.