Nepal

In Nepal, NGOs supported by KIOS, have worked to enhance the rights of women, the rights of people with disabilities and the language rights of ethnic minorities. In addition, KIOS partners have documented violations of human rights in Nepal, including economic, social and cultural rights (ESC- rights).

From Monarchy to Democracy

The end of the civil war in 2006 marked the beginning of a more peaceful era in Nepal. Soon after the civil war, an interim constitution was written; however, drafting a new constitution was a long aching process. Finally in 2015, a new constitution was passed and approved whilst causing opposition. This was particularly in Southern parts of Nepal where the new constitution was seen discriminatory towards some ethnic groups.

Multicultural Nepal

Nepal is a multiethnic society with more than hundreds of languages; therefore,  being able to consider the rights of different ethnic groups in the legislation and in decision making has been difficult, though not impossible. Most regions in the country have one or two dominant ethnic groups.

In Nepal, one of the most common reasons for dropping out of school is the fact that children don’t understand the Nepali language, which is the common teaching language.  KIOS supports the realization of language rights in Nepal which also promotes equal possibilities for education.

Building a Network of Women Human Rights Defenders

Also Women’s rights need to be enhanced in Nepal. Even in the newly adopted constitution, the rights of women and men are not equal. Violence against women is a long continued problem, which surfaced also during the April 2015 earthquake –many women ended up homeless, and faced sexual violence and harassment.

KIOS supports work combatting gender based violence and promoting women’s rights. The NGOs supported by KIOS have worked against trafficking and worked to build a nationwide network of women human rights defenders in Nepal.

 

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Projects (37)

  • Nepal
  • 1999–2000
  • Human Rights and Peace Society

Human Rights Awareness Street Drama

10,100 €
  • Nepal
  • 2000
  • Human Rights and Peace Society

Human Rights Seminar Against Torture

12,000 €
  • Nepal
  • 2001–2002
  • Centre for Victims of Torture

Eradication of Torture from Nepal

16,800 €
  • Nepal
  • 2001
  • Human Rights and Peace Society

Social Equality Awareness Campaign

13,500 €
  • Nepal
  • 2002
  • Human Rights and Peace Society

Social Equality Awareness Campaign

16,400 €
  • Nepal
  • 2003
  • Human Rights and Peace Society

Social Equality Awareness Campaign

40,000 €
  • Nepal
  • 2006–2007
  • Himalayan Human Rights Monitors

Partnerships for Protecting Children in Armed Conflict

30,000 €
  • Nepal
  • 2007–2008
  • Himalayan Human Rights Monitors

Partnerships for Protecting Children in Armed Conflict

63,300 €
  • Nepal
  • 2007–2008
  • Women’s Rehabilitation Centre

Protection of Rights of Women Human Rights Defenders of Nepal: A Prerequisite for Sustainable Peace in Nepal

22,100 €
  • Nepal
  • 2007–2009
  • Conflict Study Center

Human Rights Training to Maoist Ex-Combatants in Cantonments in Nepal

27,400 €
  • Nepal
  • 2008–2010
  • Women’s Rehabilitation Centre

Protection of Women Human Rights Defenders of Nepal: A Prerequisite for Sustainable Peace

23,500 €
  • Nepal
  • 2008–2010
  • Himalayan Human Rights Monitors

Partnership for Protection of Children in Armed Conflict (PPCC)

48,600 €
  • Nepal
  • 2008–2010
  • Himalayan Human Rights Monitors

Partnership for Protection of Children in Armed Conflict (PPCC), Mock Child Constituent Assembly (Children’s Constituent Assembly)

46,600 €
  • Nepal
  • 2010–2012
  • Himalayan Human Rights Monitors

Partnership for Protecting Children in Armed Conflict

82,200 €
  • Nepal
  • 2010–2012
  • Women’s Rehabilitation Centre

Women on the Frontline: Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women Human Rights Defenders: A Prerequisite for Sustainable Peace in Nepal

59,800 €
  • Nepal
  • 2011–2012
  • SathSath “Together With Children”

Advocate to Ensure Child Rights in New Constitute of Nepal

8,200 €
  • Nepal
  • 2012–2013
  • Human Rights and Democratic Forum

Initiative for Protection and Promotion of ESC rights

43,800 €
  • Nepal
  • 2012–2013
  • Independent Living Centre for PWDs Kathmandu

Human Rights Education for Promoting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

21,200 €
  • Nepal
  • 2012–2014
  • LACC – Legal Aid and Consultancy Centre

Free Legal Service and Mobile Clinic for Poor and Marginalised Women and Children

28,200 €
  • Nepal
  • 2012–2014
  • Women’s Rehabilitation Centre

Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women Human Rights Defenders, Phase 3

65,700 €
  • Nepal
  • 2012–2014
  • Informal Sector Service Centre

Sensitizing Responsible Authorities Being Responsive Towards the Education, Food and Health Issues of Local People

49,500 €
  • Nepal
  • 2013–2014
  • Centre for Victims of Torture

Fighting Violence against Women with Sensitivity

23,700 €
  • Nepal
  • 2013–2015
  • Independent Living Centre for PWDs Kathmandu

Independent Living Centre for PWDs Kathmandu (CIL-Kathmandu): Human Rights Education for Promoting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Phase II

53,200 €
  • Nepal
  • 2014–2015
  • Childspace Foundation Nepal

Establishing the Rights of Marginalized Tamang Ethnic Children to Culturally Sensitive Learning Environment and Opportunity to Learn Native Language in School

18,100 €
  • Nepal
  • 2014–2016
  • LACC – Legal Aid and Consultancy Centre

Provision of free legal aid through a strengthened legal aid system

56,100 €
  • Nepal
  • 2014–2016
  • Centre for Victims of Torture

Break to the Violence against Women: Community Empowerment Project -phase 2

53,900 €
  • Nepal
  • 2014–2016
  • Informal Sector Service Centre

Sensitizing Responsible Authorities Being Responsive Towards the Education, Food and Health Issues of Local People – jatkohanke

104,200 €
  • Nepal
  • 2015–2018
  • Childspace Foundation Nepal

Establishing the Rights of Marginalized Indigenous Tamang Children through Culturally Sensitive Learning

41,700 €
  • Nepal
  • 2016–2017
  • LACC – Legal Aid and Consultancy Centre

Access to justice and legal identity through free legal aid for women and children

30,500 €
  • Nepal
  • 2016–2017
  • Informal Sector Service Centre

Increasing access of local people especially disadvantaged groups to public resources and govt. ser-vices/entitlements in regards to education, food and health in Nepal (Sensitizing Responsible Authorities Being Responsive Towards the Education, Food and Health Issues of Local People)

50,500 €
  • Nepal
  • 2018–2020
  • Informal Sector Service Centre

Increasing access of local people especially disadvantaged groups to public resources and govt. services/entitlements in regards to education, food and health in Nepal

95,000 €
  • Nepal
  • 2018–2019
  • Lawyers´Association for Human Rights of Nepalese Indigenous Peoples

Promoting Indigenous Peoples´ Land Rights in Nepal

43,500 €
  • Nepal
  • 2019–2020
  • International Institute for Human Rights, Environment and Development (INHURED International)

Advancing the Rights of Forced Migrants in Nepal

45,400 €
  • Nepal
  • 2019–2020
  • People Forum

Promotion of Access to Justice of Migrant Workers

74,500 €
  • Nepal
  • 2019–2020
  • Women for Human Rights, single women group (WHR)

Building up capacity through mobilising peace cadres to support single women with their equal acces to social justice

58,200 €
  • Nepal
  • 2019–2021
  • Centre for Victims of Torture

Promoting Human Right of GBV Survivors through Capacity Building Project

68,600 €
  • Nepal
  • 2020
  • Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO)

Strengthening Human Rights of Dalit Women in Nepal

53,200 €

News (12)

24 Jun 2020
News
Nepal

Dalits in Nepal amid lockdown

The  national lockdown in Nepal has caused an immense downfall in people’s livelihoods. The Dalit community is one of the …

1 Apr 2010
News
Nepal

Towards a more Equal Nepal with WOREC

Women and women human rights defenders are widely discriminated against in Nepal, even by male human rights defenders. Since 2006, KIOS’ project partner WOREC has with KIOS’ support improved the status of women human rights defenders and women’s rights in general.

22 Nov 2008
News
Nepal

Renu Rajbhandari: Globally, the Core Questions are the Same

Women’s Rehabilitation Center Nepal (WOREC) is a non-governmental organization combatting HIV/AIDS and trafficking in human beings, and promoting the rights of women and children. WOREC seeks to strengthen the actors at grassroots level as well as affect legal and political reforms.

31 Jan 2008
News
Nepal

HimRights and PPCC Protect the Right to Education in Armed Conflict

Children’s rights, especially their right to education, were widely violated during the armed conflict between Maoist insurgents and security forces in Nepal in 1996—2006. Schools were used as base camps, destroyed or closed for long periods of time, and young students were recruited into insurgent forces.

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