Highlight of this programme: After the training on “UNSCR 1325 and Role of the men ending gender violence”, participants accepted the concept that those parties and leaders ignore the concept of gender equality and the women’s rights, will loose their strengths in the society. So, they expressed their commitments to enhance their capacity that will be competent to face the new challenges in the changing situation.
Details of the Programme
The year of 2006 celebrates the 16 years of 16 days of activism against gender violence. The 16 days is an international campaign that originated from the first Women’s global leadership movement held in 1991. The 2006 theme for the campaign was to “Celebrate 16 Years of Sixteen Days: Advance Human Rights – End Violence against Women”.
The tragic phenomenon across the South Asian Countries is that gender equality is not practiced and women are the victims of this blatant inequality. Women are facing all kinds of discrimination of their rights. It is more than half a century since the human right declaration of 1948 was passed and for civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights being well defined. However discrimination prevails across all aspects of our society and the main victims are women.
IHRICON considered that they would utilize this optimistic period of Nepal history and approach the problem from a different angle. IHRICON (in previous programmes) have been concentrating on increasing the awareness of women of their own rights. On this occasion it was decided that it would be more beneficial to deal with increasing the awareness of mainly the men in society as well as the cadres of democratic political parties within the Districts. IHRICON in association with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) successfully accomplished the training programme (which ran for a month) of the Politicians from the different democratic political parties in Mahottari, Rautahat, Dang and Kapilbastu Districts.