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Krishna Adhikari

Krishna Adhikari On 6 June 2004, Krishna Prasad Adhikari, a resident of Fujel village of Gorkha District, was murdered in Chitwan District by Maoist cadres. Krishna Prasad was visiting his grandparents after having taken the SLC examinations, and he was abducted from Bakullahar Chowk by men who came on a motorcycle ...
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Maina Sunuwar

Maina Sunuwar Around 6 am on February 17, 2004, a group of RNA soldiers arrested Ms Maina Sunuwar, a 15-year-old schoolgirl of Kharelthok VDC-6, Kavre district. She disappeared since her arrest. Her family members, with support from villagers and school where Maina was a student, visited detention centers ...
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Sanjeev Kumar Karna

Sanjeev Kumar Karna Sanjeev Kumar Karna was one among the 11 persons arrested on October 8, 2003. On that fateful day, they had gone to attend a picnic program organized by the students at a place called Kariyachauri VDC-4, and from picnic, they went to Kataiya Chowri Area of Dhanusha district where they ate some food ...
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Arjun Bahadur Lama

Arjun Bahadur Lama, 48 years in age, permanent resident of Chhatrebas VDC -5, Dapcha in Kavre district was abducted by a group of Maoist cadres, three in number, on 29 April 2005 (2062.1.16 BS) from the premises of Sri Krishna Secondary School at Chhatrebas VDC-1 of the district.
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Hari Prasad Bolakhe

Hari Prasad Bolakhe, 35 (while missing) a permanent resident of Phulbari VDC-8, Kavre district, a pastor by profession, had been missing since the arrest December 27, 2003, was reportedly killed by security persons. A team of National Human Rights Commission discovered a human skeleton in a jungle ...
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Sarala Sapkota

Around 11 p.m. on July 15, 2004, a group of 12 armed soldiers arrested Sarala Sapkota at her grandfather’s house. The family, who witnessed the arrest, stated that soldiers gave Sarala no reason for her arrest. After her arrest, Sarala’s family went to Baireni barracks and the DPO ...
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Birendra Shah

On the evening of 5 October 2007, Mr. Birendra Shah, 34, resident of Inruwasira VDC-8, Bara district, a local journalist of Bara district and correspondent of Nepal FM, Avenues Television and Dristi weekly, was abducted by Maoists from Pipara Bazaar in Kalaiya, the district headquarters of Bara ...
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Bishwanath Parajuli, Tom Nath Poudel and Dhan Bahadur Tamang

Three persons namely Bishwonath Parajuli (also called Nagendra Parajuli), Tom Nath Poudel and Dhan Bahadur Tamang of Hasandaha VDC, Morang were shot dead by the security personnel on 28 September 2004. According to the eyewitnesses, other victims and the villagers, about 16 people were arrested ...
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Chot Nath Ghimire and Shekhar Nath Ghimire

Chot Nath Ghimire, a 58-year-old farmer, resident of Ishaneshor VDC-4, Ratamate Majhpokhari of Lamjung district was allegedly arrested by the Joint Security Forces of Joint Security Camp stationed at Bhorlatar VDC, Lamjung district on February 2, 2002 (2058.10.20). The security camp called Mr. ...
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Bhauna Tharu

Bhauna Tharu (Bhauna Chaudhary in the citizenship card), 21 years old male (at the time of the incident; Date of Birthe: 8 September 1978), son of Purna Bahadur Chaudhary, permanent resident of Sujanpur village, Neulapur VDC-4, Bardiya district, and an employee of Rastriya Gobar Gas, Gulariya, ...
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Close Encounters

Stories from the Frontline of Human Rights Work in Nepal

Close Encounters
During Nepal’s armed conflict and its aftermath, human rights violations not only scarred and destroyed the victims but had a devastating effect on the lives of human rights defenders.
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AF Organized Training to Empower Conflict-Affected Women in Sudurpaschim Province

27 June 2024, Kailali: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF), in collaboration with Nagarik Aawaz and the Conflict Victim Women National Network (CVWN), organized a training program for conflict-affected women on Women Peace and Security (WPS) and Second National Action Plan (NAP II) at Kailali and Kanchanpur District on 23-24 and 25-26 June respectively.

The training was attended by victim leaders from various municipalities and rural municipalities within Kailali and Kanchanpur District.

The training provided an in-depth orientation on the role of conflict victims in the implementation of NAP II. The first day focused on discussing the significant contributions and challenges faced by women during and after the conflict.

Sushila Chaudhary, General Secretary of the CVWN, highlighted the disproportionate impact of conflict on women and the need for their greater inclusion in policy-making processes. An innovative "Tea Shop (Chiya Pasal)" activity allowed participants to engage in dynamic group discussions, sharing their experiences and brainstorming solutions to the issues faced by conflict-affected women. This interactive session helped build a strong sense of community and collaboration among the attendees.

The second day expanded the training to include psychosocial counsellors and female health workers, emphasising the importance of their roles in supporting conflict victims. The second day focused on detailing the WPS concerns and the NAP II, specifically focusing on the role of conflict-affected women on the Subcommittee for the implementation of NAP II. The session was led by Laxmi Pokhrel, National Legal Advisor, International Commission of Jurists and Sushila Chaudhary.

Participants actively engaged in group activities, creatively outlining the key actors responsible for implementing the WPS agenda and prioritising the four pillars of NAP II. The training concluded with a call to action from Anupa Aryal, Programme Coordinator at AF, urging participants to collaborate with local authorities and counsellors to form local steering committees and sub-committees for effective implementation of NAP II.

The event not only equipped conflict-affected women with essential knowledge and skills but also fostered a sense of solidarity and shared purpose in advocating for their rights and participation in the peace and security processes.

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