The Livelihoods and Forestry Programme (LFP) has been enhancing the lives of rural people in Nepal since its inception in 2001. Working in 15 districts of Nepal and encouraging the good practice of sustainable forest management LFP has begun to improve the livelihoods of the people living within these communities.
Nepalese legislators are considering a new law that will give more opportunities to the disabled. They hope it will change the traditional mindset which views such people as being punished for sins in a past life.
2011 is PBI's 30th year. Unfortunately, the world is still a dangerous to be a human rights defender, and the need for international accompaniment to protect such courageous and important people is as strong as ever.
In Nepal, women's participation is a requirement in order to build peace, protect women, and end sexual violence in times of conflict. Ten years after the passage of UN Security Council resolution 1325, Nepalese women reflect on women's inclusion in the peace process.
Every year, throughout the world, millions of young girls are forced into marriage. Child marriage is outlawed in many countries and international agreements forbid the practice yet this tradition still spans continents, language, religion and caste.
Over an eight-year period, photographer Stephanie Sinclair has investigated the phenomenon of child marriage in India, Yemen, Afghanistan, Nepal and Ethiopia. Her multimedia presentation, produced in association with National Geographic, synthesizes this body of work into a call to action.
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue convened a conference on peace-building in September, 2010, with women from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and the Philippines. The participants discussed how to increase women's contributions to peace-making and conflict resolution in their countries.
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