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Power to the People: A Case Study on Participatory Local Land and Natural Governance in Nepal

Namati, Community Self Reliance Centre (CSRC) ,

From 2014 until 2016, the Community Self Reliance Centre implemented an adaption of Namati’s legal empowerment approach to community land protection in four communities in Nepal, with the goal of piloting a strategy for successfully addressing challenges of landlessness in the country. In early 2018, Namati undertook an assessment of the work for the purpose…

Building Justice and Peace From Below? Supporting Community Dispute Resolution in Asia

The Asia Foundation,

This paper analyzes how community dispute resolution interventions offer a promising alternative to typical donor statebuilding and peacebuilding interventions. Resolving local disputes in this manner is generally more accessible, legitimate, and cheaper than formal courts in many developing and conflict-affected countries. The paper provides a bird’s-eye view of the Foundation’s thinking and practice in community…

Learning about Women’s Empowerment in the Context of Development Projects: Do the Figures Tell Us Enough?

Jane Carter, Sarah Byrne, Kai Schrader, Humayun Kabir, Zenebe Bashaw Uraguchi, Bhanu Pandit, Badri Manandhar, Merita Barileva, Norbert Pijls, Pascal Fendrich,

In this article, we consider three projects implemented by Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation: a project in Nepal focusing on capacity building (vocational skills training); a project in Bangladesh focusing on income generation; and a project in Kosovo working on agency – enhancing the voice of citizens in local governance. The article examines how donor requirements for…

Standard Intake Form for Citizenship Cases

Lawyers National Campaign for Elimination of Caste Discrimination (LANCAU),

This resource is a case management form used to document information for clients who do not have citizenship in Nepal.

Standard Form for Rejected Citizenship Applications

Lawyers National Campaign for Elimination of Caste Discrimination (LANCAU),

This resource is a case management form used to document information from clients who have had their applications for citizenship rejected in Nepal.

Migrant Workers’ Access to Justice at Home: Nepal

Open Society Foundation, Tifa Foundation,

Every month, nearly 16,000 Nepalis travel to the Gulf States for temporary work, and thousands more go to other countries in the Middle East. Much attention has been directed to the exploitation of low-wage migrant workers in the Middle East, where harms are commonplace and severe, and access to justice is limited. But the story…

Migrant Workers’ Access to Justice at Home: Nepal (Nepali)

Open Society Foundation, Tifa Foundation,

Every month, nearly 16,000 Nepalis travel to the Gulf States for temporary work, and thousands more go to other countries in the Middle East. Much attention has been directed to the exploitation of low-wage migrant workers in the Middle East, where harms are commonplace and severe, and access to justice is limited. But the story…

Member Spotlight: Nepal National Dalit Social Welfare Organization

Namati,

Nepal National Dalit Social Welfare Organisation (NNDSWO) is committed to the elimination of caste-based discrimination and centuries of “untouchability”. It advocates for the rights and interest of Dalits, builds their capacity and confidence so they can claim and exercise their own rights. It promotes better access to quality education and sustainable livelihoods, and raises awareness on…

Training of Trainers for the Capacity Building of Paralegals in Nepal – Participant Booklet

Alliance for Social Dialogue, BRAC University, Lawyers’ National Campaign for Elimination of Caste Discrimination (LANCAU Nepal), Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI),

This resource is a participant booklet from a paralegal training of trainers (ToT) program conducted from 18-24 March 2017 in Pokhara, Nepal. “The ToT, a collaborative effort of actors in Nepal engaged in legal empowerment work, is organized by Alliance for Social Dialogue (ASD), BRAC University, Lawyers’ National Campaign for Elimination of Caste Discrimination (LANCAU…

Lawyers’ National Campaign for Elimination of Caste Discrimination Case In-Take Form

Lawyers’ National Campaign for Elimination of Caste Discrimination (LANCAU),

This resource is a case management form used by the Lawyers’ National Campaign for Elimination of Caste Discrimination in Nepal to document information about new cases.

Far West Nepal Celebrates Access to Justice in the Global Goals

Posted by Prabhakar Bagchand in Advocacy & Systemic Change, Post-2015 Agenda

Members of Nepal’s marginalized Dalit community in Ghuinyaghat, Dhangadhi Kailali in the Far West of Nepal celebrated the inclusion of Access to Justice targets in the Sustainable Development Goals amidst lots of fan-fare on Saturday, October 17, 2015. The celebration coincided with Rural Women’s Day. Community members linked the justice targets of the global goals to…