Nepal IWD 2010 events

10-03-2010

Child Workers in Nepal Concerned Center

With the support of GHRD Child Workers in Nepal Concerned Center (CWIN) organised various programmes. The theme of the event was: “Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All.”  

GHRD and CWIN participated in a rally which was jointly organised by Women Commission and Women Security Pressure Group. There were participants from different organisations working in the field of women and children, the Nepal Police and students from different colleges. There were also campaigns that were facilitated by adolescent groups. As part of the campaign, a street drama was performed and a speech competition was organised relating to women’s issues, to raise awareness among the focus groups. Approximate 110 participants took part in the event.

Forum for Protection of People's Rights (PPR Nepal)

With the support of GHRD PPR Nepal organised a half day programme on the occasion of the IWD celebrations. The theme of the event was: “Empowering Women through Success Story Telling”. The programme was attended by over 40 participants. 

In the programme the success story of Ms. Savitri Regmi, an internally displaced woman was narrated to the participants. Ms. Regmi is an illiterate woman and had taken non-formal education. The story was about her struggles in her home village, how she came to Kathmandu and how she managed to make the status where she is now. Rahi MP, Human Rights Law Network, Anupan Education Society and Women’s Study Center, Bhopal organised IWD in collaboration with GHRD based on the theme of ‘No more gender-based violence’. The aim was to sensitise young girls and create awareness on the issue of gender based violence (GBV).

Ms. Regmi was able to establish a school for illiterate women who fled from their home villages i.e. internally displaced due to conflict and having hard times for their living. At this school the women can learn to read and write, and they can study up to the eighth grade. The school has no age limits; women of any age having interest to study can join.

Ms. Regmi has been successful to achieve what she had dreamt of. Hearing her success story, the participants of the programme were motivated to contribute to the community in similar manner.

“This action will help women who have been suppressed to assert their voices for their rights and gradually start speaking for themselves and also for others.”

Maiti Nepal

On the occasion of the International Women's Day, Maiti Nepal organised a programme with the support of GHRD. The objectives of the programme were to recognise and present an award to a female role model and raise public awareness on the issue of human rights, focusing on human trafficking and HIV/ AIDS. Former Senior IPS Officer and renowned social activist, Dr. Kiran Bedi, was the chief guest.

Two people were honoured for their contributions in contemporary social issues; Ms. Chura Maya Pandey, chairperson of Utsaha Nepal (for her contributions in creating awareness against human trafficking and HIV/AIDS), and Mr. Amrit Shrestha, Sub-Inspector of Nepal Police (for his tremendous contributions in the prevention of human trafficking).

The programme was attended by over 254 people including journalists, social workers, Nepal police officers, students and teachers.

“become future leaders who can mitigate social challenges and problems.” - Dr. Kiran Bedi to the audience

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