Joint submission on the human rights situation of indigenous Newar communities made to the UN for the 3rd Universal Periodic Review of Nepal

Community Empowerment and Social Justice Network (CEMSOJ), Himalayan Human Rights Monitors (HimRights) and Save Nepa Valley movement today made a joint submission for the 3rd Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Nepal. The UPR is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States and is held under … More Joint submission on the human rights situation of indigenous Newar communities made to the UN for the 3rd Universal Periodic Review of Nepal

Campaign to restore archaeological Kamal Pokhari in Thamel urges ILO and UN to protect rights infringed due to construction of Chhaya Center

Campaign to Restore Archaeological Kamal Pokhari in Thamel has drawn attention of the ILO and UN offices in Nepal to the encroachment of traditional lands, including a historical pond and its banks, of indigenous Newa community in Kathmandu’s tourist district of Thamel for construction of Chaya Center business complex. The Campaign has thus called the … More Campaign to restore archaeological Kamal Pokhari in Thamel urges ILO and UN to protect rights infringed due to construction of Chhaya Center

चोभारस्थित सुक्खा बन्दरगाह प्रभावित समुदायद्वारा परियोजना बिरूद्ध विश्व बैंकमा उजुरी

चोभारस्थित सुक्खा बन्दरगाह प्रभावित समुदायद्वारा परियोजना बिरूद्ध विश्व बैंकमा उजुरी  तत्काल बजेट वितरण रोकी सुक्खा बन्दरगाहको लागि वैकल्पिक योजना तयार गर्न आह्वान  [सार्वजनिक विज्ञप्ति] १३ बैशाख २०७७, काठमाडौं काठमाडौंको चोभारमा निर्माणाधीन सुख्खा बन्दरगाहबाट प्रभावित समुदायका प्रतिनिधिहरूले आज त्यस परियोजनाको वित्तीय दाता विश्व बैंकको स्वतन्त्र उजूरी संयन्त्र इन्सपेक्सन प्यानलमा उजुरी गरे। मुख्य गरी आदिवासी नेवार रहेको … More चोभारस्थित सुक्खा बन्दरगाह प्रभावित समुदायद्वारा परियोजना बिरूद्ध विश्व बैंकमा उजुरी

Chobhar dry port affected communities file complaint with the World Bank against the construction of the project

Chobhar dry port affected communities file complaint with the World Bank against the construction of the project Complainants call for immediate halt to budget disbursement and alternative plan for the dry port [Public Release] 25 April 2020, Kathmandu Representatives of communities affected by the dry port under construction at Chobhar in south of Kathmandu today … More Chobhar dry port affected communities file complaint with the World Bank against the construction of the project

UNESCO, ILO and UN Nepal office called to take actions against displacement of Newars in Khokana and Bungamati due to Fast Track highway and other projects

Save Nepa Valley movement and Nepal Sanskritik Punarjagaran Abhiyan have called for urgent attention of UNESCO, ILO and UN country offices in Nepal to the serious threats of displacement of indigenous Newar communities, violations of their land and resource rights, destruction of cultural heritage and other impacts on them in the historical settlements of Khokana … More UNESCO, ILO and UN Nepal office called to take actions against displacement of Newars in Khokana and Bungamati due to Fast Track highway and other projects

निर्माणाधीन तनहुँ जलविद्युत् परियोजना प्रभावित आदिवासी समुदायबाट एसियाली विकास बैंक र युरोपियन इन्भेष्टमेन्ट बैंकमा उजुरी

प्रेस विज्ञप्ति  निर्माणाधीन तनहुँ जलविद्युत् परियोजना प्रभावित आदिवासी समुदायबाट एसियाली विकास बैंक र युरोपियन इन्भेष्टमेन्ट बैंकमा उजुरी परियोजनाले समुदायको स्वतन्त्र पूर्व सूसुचित सहमती कायम गर्न र जग्गा र जीविकामा हुने हानिको लागि पर्याप्त मुवाब्जा तथा क्षतिपूर्ति दिन असफल भएको गुनासो  तत्काल प्रकाशनको लागि ८ फाल्गुन २०७६  तनहुँ, नेपाल – नेपालमा निर्माणाधीन तनहुँ जलविद्युत् परियोजनाबाट प्रभावित … More निर्माणाधीन तनहुँ जलविद्युत् परियोजना प्रभावित आदिवासी समुदायबाट एसियाली विकास बैंक र युरोपियन इन्भेष्टमेन्ट बैंकमा उजुरी

Indigenous communities affected by the Tanahu Hydropower Project in Nepal file complaints with the Asian Development Bank and European Investment Bank

PRESS RELEASE  Indigenous communities affected by the Tanahu Hydropower Project in Nepal file complaints with the Asian Development Bank and European Investment Bank  Communities allege failure to uphold free, prior and informed consent and inadequate compensation for loss of lands and livelihoods FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 20, 2020 TANAHU, NEPAL — Indigenous communities affected by … More Indigenous communities affected by the Tanahu Hydropower Project in Nepal file complaints with the Asian Development Bank and European Investment Bank

The Struggle to Save Khokana and Bungmati

Translated from the original report by Sapana Maharjan published in the Annapurna Post at the link http://annapurnapost.com/news/147833  12 Feb 2020 Kathmandu: “We don’t need Outer Ring Road in Bunga and Khona. Protect agricultural lands, Stop importing food grains. Protect cultural heritage.” – such were the slogans of Khokana and Bungamati locals, who gheraoed Maitighar Mandala … More The Struggle to Save Khokana and Bungmati

खोकना–बुङमती बचाउन संघर्ष

खोकना बुङमती बचाऊ अभियानमा माइतीघर मण्डल घेर्न पुगेका स्थानीय। तस्बिर : दिपेन श्रेष्ठ सपना महर्जन समाज २९ माघ २०७६ ०७:३९:००   काठमाडौं : ‘बोङा खोनामा वाह्य चक्रपथ चाहिँदैन। कृषि भूमि संरक्षण गर, खाद्यान्न आयात बन्द गर। सांस्कृतिक सम्पदा संरक्षण गर,’ पारम्परिक वेशभूषा र झाँकीसहित यस्तै नारा लगाउँदै मंगलबार खोकना र बुङमतीका स्थानीय माइतीघर मण्डला घेर्न पुगे। … More खोकना–बुङमती बचाउन संघर्ष

Report of Nepal’s Indigenous Peoples for Voluntary National Review of Nepal Under the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The report is prepared collectively by Indigenous Peoples’ Network for SDGs in Nepal to respond to the Voluntary National Review of Nepalese government under the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, 10 – 19 July 2017. The report highlights progress of implementation of the SDGs in the country from the perspective of indigenous peoples. … More Report of Nepal’s Indigenous Peoples for Voluntary National Review of Nepal Under the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development