Institute of Human Rights Communication Nepal (IHRICON) is a non-profit and non-political human rights organization established with the goal to create an equitable society in the presence of media and protect human rights, press freedom and social justice in Nepal. On 14th August 2000, a team of senior media people had founded IHRICON. Reporting of the impacts of armed conflict and publishing the books and news-features were made as pioneer activities of it. Since then, IHRICON has been actively involved in human rights’ monitoring, reporting, and advocacy.

IHRICON also conducts grassroots, regional, national and international level research, advocacy and training programs, and forms and strengthens networks between people and organizations who have common goals. One of the pioneer projects of the organization is the report published on “Women and Children at the periphery of People’s War” which is regarding the women and children security in the western part of the country during the conflict. Resulting in the establishment of Woman Community Peace Volunteers to support the achievement of sustainable peace and to allow women to be empowered for the first time in Nepal. IHRICON has also been a pioneer in implementing awareness sessions and information on UNSCR 1325 in Nepal. Additionally, IHRICON mobilized the National and South Asian CSOs for the cause of gender equality and transforming masculinity with the capacity of secretariat and Coordinator for MenEngage Alliance from 2014 to 2018.

Recently, IHRICON implemented projects in partnership with Governance Facility for three years ( 2015-2018) that intends to address three key issues – inadequacy of awareness about human rights-based approach among women, girls, communities and duty-bearers; lack of community-based legal assistance services; inadequacy of community outreach to promote justice-seeking behavior among the survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) and lack of efforts to strengthen public trust and confidence in justice and security institutions. Similarly, it has also implemented a project in partnership with the Finland Embassy in Nepal in December 2015 on ‘Ensuring the Human Rights of Women and Children: Reducing Child Marriage and Women Violence’ which empowered women and girls to stand for their rights and be able to deal with violence against them. Also, the project aimed to increased knowledge among the community members against child marriage, domestic violence, its far-reaching consequences, and other legal frameworks.