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Dialogue Program in West

Participants from Tanahun, Kaski, parbat, syanza, palpa, Bhairahawa, Banke.....
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Dialogue Program in East

Participants from 9 districts of Eastern Nepal actively participated in the dialogue program on constitutional....
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Indigenous peoplesí access to justice in Nepal (HRC 27th, 2014, Joint-OS)

Thank you Mr. President, This is a joint statement by IMADR and National Coalition Against Racial Discrimination (NCARD) in Nepal.[i] We highly commend the works of the Special Rapporteur and the Expert Mechanism towards strengthening indigenous peoplesí access to justice over the years. In particular, we would like to recall and endorse the recommendations made in Special Rapporteurís 2004 report on indigenous peoples and administration of justice and the Expert Mechanismsí advice in its 2013 study on access to justice.
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Representatives of Nepal's indigenous governing institutions form an alliance to work for their rights

Leaders and representatives of indigenous governing institutions of six indigenous groups of Nepal have initiated an informal alliance to make collective efforts for the rights of indigenous peoples. The alliance named 'Nepal's Indigenous Governing Institutions Coordination Assembly' includes representatives from traditional institutions (given in parenthesis) of Majhi (Majhe Saba), Thakali (Mukhiya), Dhimal (Majhi Warang), Tharu (Badhgar or Bhalmansha), Santhal (Majhihi Hadam) and Newar (Guthi) indigenous communities of Nepal. The alliance aims to empower, strengthen capacities and build alliances of traditional leaders of indigenous governing institutions of Nepal, reads the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by those representatives.
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Workshop on Identifying Legal and Policy Gaps for Nepalís Marginalized Groups

With support from SANKALPA Womenís Alliance for Peace, Justice and Democracy, NCARD conducted a 2 and half day workshop mentioned above from 21-23 November 2012 at Agriculture Development Bank Training Center, Bode, Bhaktapur in order to meet the following objectives: - To identify and analyze gaps in national laws and policies relating to the issues of Nepalís marginalized groups and NCARDís target groups Ė indigenous peoples, Madhesis, Dalits, Muslims and other ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities Ė vis-ŗ-vis relevant international human rights laws and standards (with particular focus on women from those groups) - To recommend changes to incorporate in the national laws and policies and strategies for strategies for advocacy and other measures for the action
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