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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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Training for Psychosocial Counsellors and Female Health Workers on WPS and NAP II Concluded

27 June 2024, Sudurpaschim: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF), in collaboration with Nagarik Aawaz (NA) and the Conflict Victim Women National Network (CVWN), conducted a training for psychosocial counsellors and female health workers on the Second National Action Plan II on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) at Kailali and Kanchanpur District on 24 and 26 June respectively.

The training aimed at equipping psychosocial counsellors and female health workers with the necessary knowledge and skills to support conflict-affected women and promote the objectives of NAP II within their respective municipalities.

Anupa Aryal, Programme Coordinator, AF, discussed the impact of conflict, the importance of WPS, and the specifics of NAP II. She highlighted the essential roles of victims, counsellors, and health volunteers in the healing and support process.

Laxmi Pokhrel, National Legal Advisor at the International Commission of Jurists, provided an in-depth discussion on the WPS Agenda and NAP II, addressing current gaps in law and the importance of specific provisions for women affected by conflict.

Sushila Chaudhary, General Secretary of the CVWN, elaborated on the structure and roles of NAP II subcommittees, emphasising the importance of privacy, consent, and effective data collection.

Antina Ranjit, Senior Psychosocial Counsellor at NA, led sessions on meditation, stress management, and the principles of psychosocial counselling, underscoring the importance of empathy, confidentiality, and collaborative efforts. She further elaborated on the crucial roles that psychosocial counsellors and female health workers can play in the effective implementation of NAP II.

Various creative activities post each session supported in fostering collaborative learning and practical understanding. Open floor discussions allowed participants, including local government representatives and conflict victims, to share their experiences and challenges in implementing NAP II. Issues such as the lack of local government engagement, budget constraints, and the need for better coordination were actively discussed.

The training marked a significant step towards empowering local actors in the implementation of NAP II and addressing the concerns of women affected by conflict in Sudurpaschim Province.

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