Where are we now?
IHRICON 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. IHRICON has been a pioneer in implementing awareness sessions and information on UNSCR 1325 in Nepal.
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.
IHRICON has had an opportunity to promote peace, human rights, reconciliation at the same time as getting recognition from the people and the civil society. IHRICON is included in the room of invitees in any event organized by the government of Nepal. IHRICON is also the secretariat of ‘Men Engage Alliance’, an amalgamation of 60 human rights organizations that aim to engage boys and men to combat violence against women through creative means.
Following table gives a brief overview of IHRICON’s different project and partnership with development organizations:
|Women in constitution and Madeshi rights||AED/USAID Nepal|
|women peacebuilding network in Nepal, National Conference in constitutional||AED/USAID Nepal|
|UNSCR Security Council resolution 1325 and men role in ending gender based violence||UNFPA|
|Gender based monitoring around community||CHEMONICS INC. OTI/USAID|
|Strengthening civilian groups to promote and protect good governance, human rights and make aware on constitutional assembly truth community journalism||British Embassy|
|Sensitization of UNSCR 1325 national||UNIFEM|
|Children in peace building||UNIFEM|
|Women journalist to promote understanding and social harmony in central Terai,||CHEMONICS INC.|
|Strengthening Development and implementation of the gender Sensitive policy and programming on security and justice in Nepal||SDC|
|Psycho social support for traumatized Nepalese women and children.||MEDICA Mandela|
|Inclusive and Accountable Public Security Policy and Programming in Nepal JSSR 1 and 2||Saferworld Nepal|
|Ensuring the Human Rights of Women and Children||Embassy of Finland|
|Collaborative Pilot Campaign on Domestic Violence||Let’s Breakthrough, India|
|Awareness to Action: Enhancing Informed Access to Justice (A2A-A2J)||Governance Facility|
|CS MAP Project (Running)||FHI 360 / USAID|