Himalayan Human Rights Monitors (HimRights) is a non-governmental, non-partisan, and non-profit organization committed to defending the rights of poor, marginalized and socially excluded communities and individuals, with a special focus on women, children and youth. .

Child Protection
The 1612 Task Force brings together a small and diverse working group of local, national and international non-governmental organizations based in Nepal to monitor and respond to violations to children’s right as a result of Nepal’s armed conflict. This project seeks to reinforce and expand the Working Group’s effectiveness and to provide protection and care for more affected children. All project activities outlined in this project will be implemented jointly by the TF MRM Working Group member organizations. The ultimate goal of the TF MRM is to prevent violation against children in the context of armed conflict. Child rights and child protection agencies operating in Nepal have set up an operational mechanism to monitor the grave violations committed by all parties to the armed conflict that will regularly report the finding to the UN Country team and the UN Security Council. Three UN agencies are part of the TF MRM, namely UNICEF and OHCHR as co-chairs, and OCHA with the status of observer. The non-UN members are four national NGOs, namely Advocacy Forum, CWIN, HimRights, INSEC, Jagaran Media center, PPCC - network of local NGOs, and a international NGO, Save the Children.

Partnerships for Protecting Children in Armed Conflict (PPCC)

PPCC was established in August 2005 as a network of national and international organizations working on child rights in Nepal. PPCC’s mandate initially focused on violations against education in conflict settings. Following the significant changes in the context of Nepal, PPCC has broadened its mandate to monitor and report on all grave violations against child rights. PPCC is a permanent member of the National Taskforce on the UN Security Council Resolution 1612 since 2006. Building on partnerships within the civil society, PPCC strives to protect children by monitoring, reporting and responding to a broad range of child rights violations and advocate for appropriate policies and programs and their effective implementation. Its overall goal is to halt child rights violations and to increase children’s well-being in Nepal. The members of the network consist of the following organizations: Advocacy Forum, BASE Nepal, Concern Nepal, HimRights (Himalayan Human Rights Monitors). The international partners include CARE Nepal and Save the Children, Nepal, Additionally, the Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, a New York based NGO has supported and worked actively with the PPCC network.

PPCC’s mandate is to document cases and trends relating to violation against child rights. The information gathered is used to immediately respond to violations as well as to advocate for better policies and programming at the local, national and global levels on behalf of children. The network aims to directly link the process of gathering information with response activities and advocacy that will provide tangible positive outcomes for children and their communities.

Public Hearing (only with targeted groups)

HimRights had organized Public Hearings especially focusing on Convention on the Rights of Children. These were safe and respectful platform to voice their experiences and ventilate their grievances with leading government stakeholders. Furthermore, it played key role in redressal of past human rights violations, including education, recreations, health rights, socio-economic, rights to be treated humanely in the context of street children, domestic workers, etc.  This proved to be an empowering process for them to claim their rights by themselves. Furthermore, there was realization by the stakeholders on the importance to listen to children, different from adult perspective but thinks they know the needs of children; the importance of integration of children’s lens and participation in policy formulations. The programs were crucial in demanding accountability of the stakeholders including police. One immediate and sustained result was street and children in conflict with law were directly dealt by Police Women and Children Center only, not by policemen who rely in beatings.

Girl Child Consultations

HimRights, in collaboration with Beyond Beijing Committee (BBC), coordinated First and Second Girl Child National Consultations from December 18 _21, 2010 and September 4-9, 2007. Children from 31 districts across the country raised their experiences and priorities; interacted with parliamentarians and high level ministerial representatives and media; submitted their issues to the law and policy makers. Girls aged between 11 and 18, from child clubs,  in and out of school, conflict affected/mine victims, trafficking/circus survivors, Kamlari, Badi, restaurant workers, orphaned, intellectually challenged, sexually exploited, children in conflict with law, slum, HIV affected, substance abuse, religious minority, Dalit (Hill and Terai), Raji, Madheshi and Janajati participated in the program. It was an excellent example of right based participatory approach and inclusion with their own leadership. Majority of HimRights programs are conducted in this approach.
Sexual exploitation, violation of right to freedom, child marriage, discrimination, education, child labor, disability, and conflict affected children and girl child participation; these are major nine issues identified and prioritized by participants. These priority issues are being implemented by the collaborating partners of Girl Child National Consultations as project priorities, lobby and advocacy.

SexualViolence Against Girls Assessment (SEVA)

HimRights conducted Sexual Violence against Girls Assessment (SEVA) in seven districts of Nepal i.e Kanchanpur, Kailali, Banke, Bardiya, Dang, Parsa and Bara, (piloted in Makwanpur and Bara). The overall objective of this project was to gain a better understanding of sexual violence against girls and foster dialogue to ensure improved policies and programs to protect children and more specifically girls from sexual violence. With this project, we reached to 3000 girls aged 13-18 years (both in-school and out-of-school) from eight districts. Boys aged 13-18 years, community leaders, government and non-governmental stakeholders such as CDO, LDO, WDO, DEO, Women Cell officials, district lawyers and representatives of NGOs working on women and children were also the major target groups of the project. This project also explored and documented information on how communities and more specifically girls are affected by sexual violence. It also examined patterns and trends of sexual violence in the community. A docudrama ‘Pabitra’ was also produced based on the findings of research as a lobbying tool.


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