HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

This group of debate covers the more traditional areas of development, education and health and child protection. We will try to bring analysis of current situations with propositions and ideas for changing and improving these key determinants of human well being.
A few words on child protection, an area of work that deserve particular attention. Within this, contributions are invited on specific issues like child labor, child abuse, adoption and alternative care. Legal perspective on issues related to children are also welcome

OP-ED By PRITHVI MAN SHRESTHA The Kathmandu Post "Nepal jumps nine places to 122nd spot"

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Feb 23, 2018-Nepal improved its global corruption index in 2017, jumping to 122nd spot from 131, but it continues to trail behind many South Asian countries in the rankings led by 26th-ranked Bhutan, according to Corruption Perception Index-2017.

World leaders abandon human rights:Amnesty International Annual Report 2017/18

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Amnesty International Annual Report 2017/18

Mohna Ansari, Human Rights Commissioner speaks of PWDs' conditions at UN

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The Hon. Member of the National Human Rights Commission, Ms. Mohna Ansari delivered the view of the Commission at 19th Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in Geneve on the 19th of Feb. She mentioned, among other things, that "very few PWDs know their rights and the facilities provided by the government.

Opening Remarks by Mr. Naindra Prasad Upadhaya, Secretary, Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare and Head of Nepali Delegation

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The 19th Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to Consider Nepal's Initial Report.

Impoverished communities hit hardest

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Cold wave conditions that have swept the plains for the past three weeks continue to affect normal life in Siraha. The impoverished people have been hit the hardest.

PARTNERSHIPS FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION: THE BRITISH COUNCIL WAY

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This piece, originally published on Perspectives of the Himalayan Times on the 18th of Feb, tells the story of simple but effective partnerships between British Council and a group of persons with disabilities, a collaboration driven by a commitment towards social inclusion and a very big example that partnerships and collaborations are not just about money.

Official remarks of Canadian Prime Minister on new rights for First Nations

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Read here the full text of this groundbreaking speech in the House of Commons proclaiminig a new rights framework for native citizens of Canada.

OP-ED By Md. Sazedul Islam on The Indipendent "Is childhood disability preventable?"

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Our vision should be a rights-based inclusive society for children with disability. We need to eliminate preventable causes of childhood impairment and ensure that children with disability have access to high quality health, rehabilitation, education, and social inclusion programmes to enable their equal and valued participation in society.  

OP-ED By Jaykrishnan On The Times Of India ’Cos Disability does not mean inability!

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The event titled "EverydayAbility "was organised with the aim of encouraging people with disabilities to embrace adventure sports and proving that disability is not an impediment to adventure. The objective of the event was to build empathy and change the perceptions of the society about the disabled.

The Himalayan Times "Pokhara duo with congenital disorder living arduous lives".

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The Kaski District Women and Children Development Office provide disability ID cards to the people with disabilities through which they receive Rs 2,000 as disability allowance each monthly. It is disbursed once in every four months through local representatives in the village.