Transitional Justice Lessons for Nepal

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Nepal’s transitional justice process awaits a logical end. Neither the government nor the major political parties have seriously worked towards for that. Political observers blame leaders for failing to prioritize the transitional justice process despite reiterated written and verbal commitments. On 21 November 2oo6, Nepal Government and the Communist Party …

Two Third Majority

News Digest (September 7-13, 2019)

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DOMESTIC POLITICS The ruling party: On September 6, Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli returned home from his two-week-long medical treatment in Singapore.[1] As there was a heated debate in between senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal and PM Oli ahead of his departure to Singapore,  Leaders expect a clear demarcation and …

GoN Institutional Mechanisms for GESI

News Digest (September 1-6, 2019)

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DOMESTIC POLITICS The Ruling Party: In a bid to overcome public criticism and frustration the ruling party announced a nation-wide mass meeting to strengthen its position.[1] Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal stressed the need to act swiftly in every sector to prevent pessimism among the public and warned that public impatience …

Upsurge in Violence

Participation of Women in Police Force

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The constitution of Nepal has guaranteed 33 per cent female participation in all governmental bodies. This provision has helped aspiring females to participate in the public sphere, and it has also helped to create role models for other females. Due to this positive provisioning, many women who were suppressed by …

Children play and pose for photograph.

News Digest (July 22-28, 2019)

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The Ruling Party Opposition Politics Security and Strategic Affairs International Relations Gender and Social Inclusion Provincial Affairs Economic Development and Governance The Ruling Party NCP         The ruling party announced the district in-charge and sub-in-charge. The party’s topmost leaders, however, misused power and appointed their closet ones and not included many …

Health workers are few and scarce in rural parts of Nepal. Pregnant women and new mother rely on their expertise for safe motherhood.

News Digest (July 15-21, 2019)

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Domestic Politics NCP Merger NCP finalized the sharing of leadership of party departments with 18 for the erstwhile UML and the remaining 14 for the former Maoist Center. However, the party is yet to confirm the leaders for the departments.[1]  The party confirmed international, parliamentary, and state affairs department for …

No Gender Responsive Budget in Karnali Province

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Karnali Province and Gender Responsive Budget Gender specific issues like, chhaupadi, child marriage, domestic violence, and reproductive health are some of the highly prevailing issues of Karnali province following which the status of women is inferior there. However, the provincial government budget has failed to address these issues. Ministry for …

Two Third Majority

Remittance is great, but what of the workers’ suffering abroad?

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Nepali youth often choose foreign employment, despite its severe effects on their physical and mental health, due to the lack of job opportunities at home. Approximately 1,300 migrant workersdepart from Nepal on a daily basis to Gulf countries for employment. Many Nepalis are living under inhumane conditions in those foreign lands. …

Democracy and Federalism

News Digest June 8-14, 2019

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Ruling Party Policy, Programmes, and Budget Members of the National Assembly expressed doubt over effective implementation of the budget. The members in the discussion at the Assembly claimed that budget was estimated without any homework.[1] Likewise, Financial Comptroller General Office reported that the government spent only 46.22 percent of budget …

News Digest June 1-7, 2019

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Domestic Politics NCP Merger Factional politics is on the rise in NCP party. Nine senior leaders are protecting their group interests in the party. PM Oli leads a group with committed members and has home minister Ram Bahadur Thapa as the new comer.[1] NCP discussed the name of in-charge and …

Babita Marik making fan or bena out of bamboo shoots. This is their traditional occupation which is slowly dying out. She only makes them when she gets orders, that is only during wedding seasons. She gets Rs 1000 per order. On other times, she stays home looking after her children. Mariks are of Dom caste, much lower than Dalits in the caste hierarchy.

Light of Hope for Dalits

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Nepal retains its centuries-old caste system. Dalits, the discriminated people under this system, suffer from restrictions on the use public amenities, deprivation of economic opportunities, and general neglect by the state and the society. More than twenty Dalit caste groups exist in the country at present and caste-based discrimination is …

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News Digest May 1-7, 2019

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Government and the Ruling Party Employees Adjustment Process The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) announced the completion of the civil servants’ adjustment process in all three tiers of the government. Nevertheless, about 10,000 civil servants in health and other sectors are not satisfied and have registered complaints.[1] …