Global Rights interviewed this woman from the Chepang community in the Terai for their research on rights violations faced by minority women in Nepal.

 

 

 

Pratima Danusha shared the results of her research at a workshop on advocacy strategies in Kathmandu in November 2008.

Grantee name: Global Rights

Mission: Global Rights is a human rights advocacy group that partners with local activists to challenge injustice and amplify new voices within the global discourse. With offices in countries around the world, they help local activists create just societies through proven strategies for effecting change.

Location: Washington, DC USA and 10 Global Field Offices

Website: www.globalrights.org

YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/globalrights1

Channel Grant: In 2007 Channel made a grant to Global Rights in order to support the Minority Women's Rights Project in Nepal, a project bringing women leaders from minority and other marginalized communities into the political process to contribute to the creation of new laws and a new constitution for the country.   The project provides marginalized Dalit, indigenous and Madhesi women with opportunities to identify priority issues and develop constitutional language to advance their own objectives for creating political space and more meaningful social inclusion. Through participatory processes, women are trained to document rights violations occurring in their communities and utilize this documentation to draft constitution language, as well as develop and implement advocacy campaigns for additional rights protections in law and in the new Nepalese constitution. (2007)

In November 2008, Global Rights conducted a workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal focused on disseminating the results of its groundbreaking Participatory Action Research and sharing advocacy strategies around the inclusion of Dalit, Madheshi, and indigenous women’s perspectives and needs in the writing of Nepal’s new constitution. Women’s rights activists talked about their work and shared information about a host of successful advocacy strategies, including street theater, radio broadcasts, and networking. Most importantly, “the processes for identifying needs and establishing the goals for legal and constitutional protections were led by the very women who will benefit from them.”

Photos are by Usha Titikshu and Sujan Ghimire and are courtesy of Global Rights.