Where are we now?
Nepal has now to face up to dealing with the consequences of the detrimental impact of the long 10 years of the armed conflict. It has therefore been good to remember the days from 7 years ago where we prepared a report on “Women and children at the periphery of people’s war civil war”. During the initial phase of the programme at the time of the armed conflict we included human rights activists and journalists within our leadership team. This was seen as a very positive decision during our visits to the Maoist affected areas of Rukum and Rolpa. We do not believe that it is the case that only the establishment date of the organisation should indicate its maturity. The maturity of the organization depends on its work and its impact – IHRICON has now quickly become a mature and influential body within the area of human rights and peace.
For IHRICON, it has also been successful period during which time it has been able to fulfill its objective of creating awareness among the children and women about their basic fundamental rights and empowering them to use these rights.
During the civil war the political, social, and administrative situations were quite complex. Although similar situations are not present in the current transitional phase, lots of challenges remain to be faced by the Government (National and Local), businesses, representatives groups, the media and the people. During this critical phase it is necessary to evaluate the activities performed by IHRICON. Success and its impact can be calculated through the environment, situation and the capacity of IHRICON.