On the occasion of the 70th International Human Rights Day, an interaction program on “Human Rights, Youth Rights and Youth Participation” was conducted at Bhemsen Aadarsha Secondary School in Devchuli Municipality, Nawalparasi with a participation of 75 including students, teachers, youth leaders and child club members. The program was organized by Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN) in collaboration with Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) Nawalparasi, Youth for Change Nepal, Better Nawalparasi, and Hariyali Nawalparasi with support from Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON).
The chairperson of the event was Mr. Deepak Sharma (General Secretary of JCYCN), while Mr. Raju Chapagai facilitated the program. After a welcome by Biswas Lamichhane, discussions on sexual and reproductive health rights, LGBTQ rights, youth rights and child rights were held during the program. Mr. Deepak Sharma shared the viewpoint that the local and central government needed to take the matter seriously to guaranty Human Rights. Furthermore, he added that it was the responsibility of the local government to put a stop to the violation of Human Rights.
A variety of topics were covered during the event. Krishna Gautam (youth entrepreneur) talked about entrepreneurship and youth’s prospects. CGIEP and CSR Head Ram Chandra Dhital gave his account on youth’s condition and youth’s rights. Finally, Journalist Bidrohi Giri talked about the current condition of youth and their involvement at the loscal level in accordance to the perspective of human rights, youth participation and reproductive health.
Homnath Jaisi (Patron of JCYCN), Khimananda Bhusal (Child Right Activist/JCYCN Advisor) also talked about the importance of the Local Government for the protection and promotion of Human Rights. This was followed by an interaction session where the participants had their questions and queries answered by the representatives. The guests for the event included National Human Rights Magna Meet’s Gandaki Province Coordinator L.N. Dawadi, INSEC district representative Tirtha Raj Dumre and Journalist Bibek Bhandari.