Highlight of this programme: As a result of this programme, state has started to include women in peace and security in their mechanism as well as it has created a discussion among the people about participation of women in peace, security as well as the state restructure process, reconstruction, reintegration and reconciliation
Details of the programme:
Collaboration between UNIFEM and IHRICON delivered the UNSCR 1325 public advocacy and regulation building orientation programme which was conducted from September 2007 to May 2008. The programme was organized to implement UNSCR 1325 from a practical perspective. The main objectives of the programme were:
- To inform the participants about the practical implementation of 1325.
- To increase awareness of UNSCR 1325 of civil society and local communities across the 5 development regions.
- To inform individuals in leadership/policy level positions about the benefits and the practical implications of UNSCR 1325
- To enhance and widen the vision of the international implementation of commitments contained within UNSCR 1325.
Sensitization about UNSCR 1325 and Constitution assembly in the Districts:
The sensitization program “Orientation on the Constituent Assembly and UNSCR 1325 in five Development Regions” was conducted by IHRICON with the support of UNIFEM. The sensitization programmes were conducted in 10 districts of 5 regions: Banke, Dang, Dharan, Biratnagar, Kailali,Nawalparasi, Dadeldhura, Bara, Pokhara, and Hetouda. At the events there were Government officials, local media personnel, civil society members, human rights groups, local ethnic groups, Dalit groups and Madheshi representatives and Tharu representatives. People were invited to ensure that the session had a gender balance. At the end of the programmes an agreement was made to implement a wider programme and to carry out an advocacy campaign on the peace building process and the contribution which could be made by women (relating the approach to the principles contained within UNSCR 1325). At the end of the programme UNIFEM representative also visited the target Districts to carry out their own evaluation of the programme.
Sensitization in Kathmandu:
An interaction programme was held in Kathmandu on 26th and 27th November 2007. The subject of the programme was the “Role of women in Conflict transformation and peace building process, and their participation on decision making level”. The programme invited all women rights activists, human rights activists, Governmental officials, policy makers, Government Ministers, Planning Commissions, media and other civil society members. This programme was organized by IHRICON with the support of UNIFEM.
The program highlighted the importance of the UN Security Council resolution 1325. A further Training Of Trainers (TOT) event for policy makers on “UNSCR 1325: Role of women in conflict transformation and peace building” was conducted from 27th November 2007 to 2nd December 2007 also with the support of UNIFEM.