Category: Nepal

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NEPAL: Rape as a weapon of war

Perpetrators of conflict-era sexual violence walk free as women suffer in silence and fear Publihsed in The Nepali Times on Oct. 28 by Tufan Neupane :: Gayatri used to study in a secondary school. In 2001, the security forces took her into custody and raped her every night by up to six officers. Nandita was gang raped by soldiers in front...

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Where is the justice?

There is little sign that Nepal’s leaders are prepared to address atrocities during a war that ended eight years ago Published in the Nepali Times on Oct. 17 by David Seddon :: Some 30 countries, from Algeria to Uganda, have established commissions of enquiry into alleged atrocities perpetrated during periods of internal conflict or authoritarian rule, or in a few...

Nepal govt has failed to deliver justice: ICJ‚ HRW

Krishna Prasad Murder Published in The Himalayan Times :: The International Commission of Jurists and Human Rights Watch have said the government of Nepal has failed for over a decade to deliver justice for the killing of Krishna Prasad Adhikari. Krishna was killed in June 2004 allegedly by Maoist rebels in Chitwan. His parents Nanda Prasad and Ganga Maya then...

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A vow to fight violence against women

Feminist leaders and women rights advocates take stage to express their solidarity to a global campaign for gender equality Published in The E-Kantipur on Sep. 29 :: “Jagau Nari Chinau Hami Afno Swabhiman. Hamro Mutu Bhitrai cha hai Shanti ko Muhan” “Rise and recognise your self worth, for women, you are the source for peace,” sang Ani Choying Drolma urging women...

Conflict victims continue to experience hardships‚ says ICTJ

Published in The Himalayan Times on Sep. 17:: Victims of human rights violation during the decade long armed insurgency in Nepal continue to experience hardships, says a new study by the International Centre for Transitional Justice, urging the government to implement a comprehensive reparations programme to respond to victims’ acute and long-term needs. The report titled To Walk Freely with...

Comprehensive reparations measures a must

Published in The Himalayan Times on Sep. 16 :: Healing scars left by conflict and rights abuses  There is an urgent need to adopt comprehensive reparations measures to heal the scars left by the decade-long conflict and human rights abuses in Nepal, an international expert on reparative justice system has said. Taking to this daily in the capital, Ruben Carranza,...

Amnesty Intl concerned over debilitation of NHRC over a year

Published in The E-Kantipur on Sep. 16 :: International human rights organization, Amnesty International (AI) has said that the Nepali government’s failure to appoint new commissioners to National Human Rights Commission ( NHRC ) for a year shows a deeply disappointing lack of commitment to human rights and transitional justice. “The fact that the government has simply neglected filling the...

Int’l conference on rights of Asian women held in Capital

Published in E-Kantipur on Sep. 15 :: An international seminar on human rights of Asian women and elimination of all forms of discrimination was recently held in the Capital. More than one hundred social workers, human right activists, students and some Korean residents participated at the international seminar jointly organised by Political Science Association of Nepal (POSAN) and Gender Studies...

Call for ending child labour

Published in The Himalayan Times on Sep. 09 :: Rights activists have called on the government to make and implement proper mechanism to end child labour in the country. Addressing a workshop on ‘Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour: Challenges and Future Directions’ organised by the United Nations Association of Nepal, in association with the World Federation of...

Challenges prevail in reproductive rights protection

Published in The Himalayan Times on Sep. 09 :: The United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA)’s country representative to Nepal Giulia Vallese today said that there still remained critical challenges in ensuring universal access to reproductive health and protection of reproductive rights for one and all. Delivering a keynote speech at South Asia Consultation on Media Engagement in Post 2015 Development...