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NATIONAL
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National Child Protection Alliance
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National Child Protection Alliance
National Child Protection Conference
24 – 26 June, 2014
Hotel Everest
Baneshwore, Kathm...
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Child protection is one of the most sensitive domains of child rights. Though all t...
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protection agenda form the local and thematically unconcerned areas. For example ri...
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Acknowledgement i
Abbreviations and Acronyms iv
Executive Summary v
1 Introductio...
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CA : Constitution Assembly
CCWB : Central Child Welfare Board
CFLG : Child Fr...
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Children are the future of nation who significantly consists almost half (forty eig...
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child clubs and other form of social groups and networks at community level rather ...
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National Child Protection Alliance (NCPA)
National child protection alliance is an...
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protection; identification of its root causes; conjointly addressing or raising conc...
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2.1 Opening ceremony
The opening ceremony of National Child Protection Conference ...
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NCPA focused on the constitutional making process. He underlined the pressing issues...
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addressed by the government. He brought the serious attention of the conference cit...
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FIRST SESSION
Paper presentation: Supplementary Report of UNCRC
Presenter: Kapil Ary...
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Former commissioner of NHRC and social activist Mr. Gauri Pradhan initiated his p...
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FIRST SESSION
Theme: Child Protection and local government
Paper presented: Child Pr...
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The floor also highlighted the need of capacity development of government officia...
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THIRD SESSION
Theme: Child Sexual Abuse and Access to Justice
Paper presented: Chil...
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Focusing to revise the thirty-five days ultimatum of rape case filing, he cited th...
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replacing Thirty-five days ultimatum for child rape case filing with tolling, Ratif...
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FIRST SESSION
Theme: Protection of Child Out of Parental Care
Paper presented: Par...
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and practicing uniform understanding.
Successively, executive director of CCWB, M...
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implementation. He brought the conference consciousness
to analyze the context of ...
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The closing ceremony of
three days National conference on
Child Protection was held...
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Annex 1
Suggestions and Demands
1. We demand provision of fast track court for an...
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Annex 2
Honorable CA member,
Constitutional Assembly, International Conference Cent...
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Annex 3
National child protection Conference 2014
June 24, 25, 26
Hotel Everest, K...
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promotion of the right of the child be strengthened for effective implementation ex...
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Annex 4
LIST OF GUESTS
LIST OF PANELIST
Name Organization Designation
Babu Kaji Sh...
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LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
Name Organnization Address
Amar Pariyar KVCN Balaju
Amita Pand...
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Name Organnization Address
Balkumari Ale Biswas Nepal Kathmandu
Bandana Karna CWIS...
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Name Organnization Address
Gyan Bajra M Kirtipur Municipality Focal Person
Heema Ra...
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Name Organnization Address
Manju Rana Metro Police Ranipokhari
Manoj Maharjan DLCC...
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Name Organnization Address
Prayag Airi Nepal1 TV  
Preet Shah Planete Enfants Kupon...
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Name Organnization Address
Saroj Ojha NTV+ Singhadurbar
Saroj Thapa NTV+ Sankhu
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National Child Protection Conference

NCPA has been working since its establishment to protect and promote the right to protection of the children. It has organized two national conferences. The first conference exposed the major child protection agenda form the local and thematically unconcerned areas. For example right to protection of the children belonging to Muslim community and LGBTI had not yet come into mainstream debate. However the conference mainstreamed those issues into national debate. The second conference brought all the thematic discussions into a prioritized area of child protection problems and tried to seek the solution through policy analysis and implementation gap in the presence of wider range of stakeholders including sectoral government agencies representation. http://youtube.com/cwishnep
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  • 1. National Child Protection Conference 1 NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION CONFERENCE National Child Protection Alliance 24 – 26 June, 2014 Hotel Everest Baneshwore, Kathmandu
  • 2. National Child Protection Alliance National Child Protection Conference 24 – 26 June, 2014 Hotel Everest Baneshwore, Kathmandu
  • 3. National Child Protection Conference i Child protection is one of the most sensitive domains of child rights. Though all the rights entitled to the children by the national and international instruments are inalienable and inseparable. All the rights have to be ensured at the same time and it cannot be given in installments. However, there are certain situations where we have to prioritize our actions in ensuring the right of the children. In this regard, if we look through the broader four domains of child right i.e., participation, protection, survival and development, we can see some level of achievement in three domains of child right ie, participation, survival and development. However child protection is yet to be ensured and this domain seems to be the least concerned issue by the state mechanism as well. Having said this, we cannot deny some of the remarkable achievement gained after Nepal became party state to the convention on the right of the children. Civil society movement for the protection and promoting of the right of the children initiated even before promulgation of the UN convention on the Right of the Child and its enactment back in the year 1989. Nepal became party state to this convention a year after its enactment. If we take the year of ratification of the UN CRC by the state as baseline, though child right is something already into discussion, there has been some remarkable achievement during this time. Most important is various civil society organizations establishedspontaneouslywiththeaimofensuringtherightsofthechildren.Duringthesametimevarious civil society organizations united to form a common alliance and to raise specific domains of child right. As an example, National Child Protection Alliance (NCPA) was established though in the later time of history for creating collective voice all around Nepal in ensuring right to protection of children. Similarly, Consortium of Organizations Working for Participation of Children (Consortium), Children as Zone of Peace and Protection (CZOPP) has also been established for promoting the right of the children. There has been substantive change in right to development with the achievement of above 95% enrollment rate in the primary education which has been achieved as a result of millennium development goal related to education for all. Similarly Nepal got rewarded for achieving remarkable improvement in infant mortality rate. In addition to the effort from the government side, effort from the civil society for their proactive involvement in working as a watch dog, pressure group and supplementing the government effort in providing basic services to the community remained crucial. There is some disappointing scenario in the right of protection of children when the nation is enjoying some level of achievement in remaining three domains of the child right. This is against the universal principle of inalienability and inseparability of the Human Rights. Statistics shows around 1.6 million children are in labour sector of which around 0.6 million are into hazardous forms. These are the children who are vulnerable to be deprived of other rights. This high proportion in the labour sector answers the question of “where are the remaining 5% when 95% are enrolled into school?” These children into labour sector are the one who are exposed to multiple risks of trafficking, sexual abuse, physical abuse and use of children in illicit acts. NCPA has been working since its establishment to protect and promote the right to protection of the children. It has organized two national conferences. The first conference exposed the major child Acknowledgement
  • 4. National Child Protection Conferenceii protection agenda form the local and thematically unconcerned areas. For example right to protection of the children belonging to Muslim community and LGBTI had not yet come into mainstream debate. However the conference mainstreamed those issues into national debate. The second conference brought all the thematic discussions into a prioritized area of child protection problems and tried to seek the solution through policy analysis and implementation gap in the presence of wider range of stakeholders including sectoral government agencies representation. I would like to thank Minister for Women Children and Social Welfare Honorable Ms. Neelam KC for gratifyingthevalueoftheprogramandhergenerosityinaddressingtheinauguralsessionoftheconference as chief guest. I also would like to thank Mr. Dilliram Giri, chairperson of Central Child Welfare Board, Mr. Dinesh Hari Adhikari, secretary of Ministry for Children Women and Social Welfare, Ms. Haana Singer, Country Representative of UNICEF, Mr. Gauri Pradhan, former commissioner, National Human Rights Commission for addressing the inaugural ceremony of the conference. This conference was designed to make a live interaction between policy implementing agencies of the government and the civil society. In this sense there were two presentations in each of the session, one from the government on policy provision and implementation and another form the civil society organization to analyze critically the implementation of the policy provision, their effectiveness and gaps to be addressed. I would like to thank the all the paper presenter from the government agencies who agreed to receive critical analysis over the policy provision and implementation status. I would also like to thank all the presenters from the civil society organizations for presenting their critical perspective over the policy and analyzing the gaps. I am grateful to NCPA executive Board members for their cooperation in organizing the conference. Thanks are to the general members who actively participated in the conference with greater enthusiasm. Sincere thanks to Executive Board of CWISH for allowing their resources including financial and human for successfully organizing the conference. Thanks are also to the CWISH management team who worked day and night to make the conference a grand success in spite of the short preparation time. I would like to thank everyone who contributed directly or indirectly for the success of the conference. Bimala Jnawali Chairperson National Child Protection Alliance 1st July 2014
  • 5. National Child Protection Conference iii Acknowledgement i Abbreviations and Acronyms iv Executive Summary v 1 Introduction 1 1.1 Background 1 1.2 General objectives 2 1.3 Overall achievements 2 2 Conference structure 3 2.1 Opening ceremony 3 Day 1 6 Day 2 8 Day 3 13 3 Closing Remarks 16 Annexure 17 Table of contents
  • 6. National Child Protection Conferenceiv CA : Constitution Assembly CCWB : Central Child Welfare Board CFLG : Child Friendly Local Governance CFS : Child Friendly School CRC : Convention on Rights Of The Child CWISH : Children Women In Social Service And Human Rights IAPG : Inter Agency Planning Group ICCRP : International Convention on Civil and Political Rights ILO : International Labor Organization LGBTI : Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex MoWCSW : Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare MUAN : Municipality Association of Nepal NACRO : National Alliance of Child Rights Organization NCE : National Campaign for Education NCP : Nepali Congress Party NCPA : National Child Protection Alliance NGO : Non Governmental Organization NHRC : National Human Rights Commission PABSON : Private And Boarding Schools Organization, Nepal SOS : Save Our Soul UNCRC : United Nations Convention on Rights of The Child UNICEF : United Nation’s International Child Emergency Fund VDC : Village Development Committee UML : Unified Marxist Leninist Abbreviations and Acronyms
  • 7. National Child Protection Conference v Children are the future of nation who significantly consists almost half (forty eight percent) of the country’s total population. Among this population many children are deprived of better education, shelter, development and living. Children of Nepal are webbed in to different problems and issues arising from different communities, castes, poverty, illiteracy and some harmful traditional/ cultural practices. They are vulnerable to child labor, sexual abuse, child marriage, human trafficking, domestic violence, discrimination and out of school. The righteous development and their better living are essential for the country and its future. Nepal while lying in the crux of statute drafting process should incorporate these serious issues of child’s righteous development and their protection. In this crucial time question of addressing, safeguarding and guaranteeing the rights of the child, their protection and freedom seems to be very significant and vital. Hence, realizing the context, in order to solve and address the child protection issues in national level through constitution, policies, programs and laws ensuring and highlighting on their effective implementation, NCPA announced national level child protection conference inviting all the national level stakeholders. The high ground of the conference succeeded in bringing together more than hundred people- a diverse, interdisciplinary organizations and professionals to exchange their insights and experiences around Child Protection issues to the common platform. The three-day long conference observed multiple stakeholders from different governmental organizations (GOs), international/national nongovernmental organizations (I/NGOs), networks, associations and child clubs. The program was highly participatory observing an average of fifty people in each of the sessions of the conference. The official inauguration was done by Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Honorable Ms. Neelam K. C. and chaired by other distinguished guests of the ceremony. The first day had two paper presentations one on “Supplementary report of UNCRC” and the other “Child protection in Nepal: Challenges and opportunities in its legal implementation”. The former presenter highlighted on need of uniformity in defining child, legislative reform, establishment of psychosocial counseling for victims of child sexual abuse and right violation, independent monitoring mechanism, centralized data collection system, assessing children’s best interest on things to child welfare, coordination among stakeholders work for child right protection in Nepal. The latter presenter highlighted on effective child protection measures, need of creating rehabilitative environment for victims of child right violation, independent monitoring and evaluation, coordination and cooperation among government agencies and human service organizations for child protection. In the second day, five papers were presented on three themes: child protection and local government, child friendly school and child protection, and child sexual abuse and access to justice. The first presenter speaking on “Child protection and local government” suggested on assimilation of IAPG strategy to avoid repetition and overlapping of child protection services and emphasized on empowering and extensive mobilization of community groups for child right protection; mothers’ group, community users’ group, Executive Summary
  • 8. National Child Protection Conferencevi child clubs and other form of social groups and networks at community level rather than institutionalizing new structure. The presenters of second theme suggested supervision of school management by school children and child club, proper coordination among local stakeholders, complaint/suggestion response mechanism for effective CFS. Successively, the presenters on last theme highlighted on provisions of rescuing victim of child sex abuse, counseling and treatment ensuring security measures, extension of thirty-five days ultimatum of rape case filing, provision of compensation from state if in case of incapable perpetuator. Thelastdayoftheconferencehadtwopaperpresentersontheme:protectionofchildoutofparental care and constitutional rights of the children. The first session on first theme concluded presenting the way forward emphasized on parenting education for all families through local health/educational institutions about caring children, legal and policy associated with children and state facilities and parent’s legal obligations. The last presenter of the conference also remarked his presentation showing the way forward suggesting to include right to nationality, educational, compensation to victim of child sex abuse as state obligation in new constitution putting children’s best interest, participation of children at primacy. He also emphasized that the new constitution should articulate restriction on child involvement in political movement and political interference in school. The conference fostered and fortified a sense of responsibility and accountability among the competent authority through discussion on existent major issues of Child Protection, associated constitutional issues, legal provisions and implementation challenges in Nepal. It also built the momentum for action and anticipated change as it became clear that it was up to everyone including competent authority at the conference to take responsibility for the Child Protection and take action to ensure the Child Right to protection. The conference succeeded to advocate issues of Child Protection bringing together a number of policy inputs that enriched the discussions and outcomes. It concluded with a demand letter and twenty point declarations comprising the commitments to weave in new constitution, National Policy and legal provisions.
  • 9. National Child Protection Conference 1 National Child Protection Alliance (NCPA) National child protection alliance is an active network of nongovernmental organization working in the field of child protection. This network basically focuses on child protection issues and cases. So all the members of this alliance are active in planning, implementing of programs, policies and activities in their area regarding child protection. It is a democratic, non violent, secular, neutral to political parties and communities nationwide network which conducts people led awareness and movement, raise voice and address issues about child protection in national level a representing a civilian notion. It is registered under the District Administration Office of Kathmandu in 19 Bhadra, 2068. It constitutes 35 members. CWISH has been working as the secretariat of the alliance. CWISH, an organization working in the field of children and women welfare was established in 2 December 1992. It has been working in the field of child labor for nineteen years. Till now organization has been working to mitigate child labor in coordination with 11 municipalities. It has been working to eliminate child labor in coordination with ministry of local development and ministry of labor and employment. Because of CWISH’s immense work on child labor it has been awarded with outstanding NGO award by ILO Office in Nepal for 2005, human rights by social welfare council and Global award on prevention from World Women Summit Foundation. In coordination with Ministry of Labor, it has been formulating master plan, working in formulating new laws regarding child labor and helped in capacity development of Department of Labor personnel. It has also been working in close coordination of district state mechanism to mitigate child labor. 1.1 Background of conference: Children are the future of nation. Recent census shows that children population consists forty eight percent (almost half) of the total population. Among this population of children many are illiterate, malnourishment and hunger stricken which is the serious issue of children to be addressed. Children of Nepal are intertwined in to different problems and issues of varying geographical regions. Children have been facing different problems arising from different communities, castes, poverty, illiteracy and some harmful traditional/cultural practices. Among the main issues of child protection are child labor, child sexual abuse, child marriage, human trafficking, domestic violence, discrimination, and school dropout. Child labor constitutes more than 1.8 million, 45% children are sexually abused and almost 36.5% children are married before 15 years of age. Also, children are victims of domestic violence, corporal punishments and abduction which are prevalent in the country. Though there are many initiations and efforts for child protection from state actors with state mechanisms, nongovernmental organizations and civil societies but still the problems are ever present. In adequate governmental policies and budgetary expenditures, poor planning and implementation of budgets at local level and inefficient implementation of laws are seen as the problems of child protection and thence their proper development. Contextual understanding of different dimensions of child 1. Introduction
  • 10. National Child Protection Conference2 protection; identification of its root causes; conjointly addressing or raising concerns and solidarity among the active stakeholders is imperative to solve or address the contemporary child protection issues. Presently, the country is in the state of drafting constitution where every citizen can address, safeguard and guarantee their rights, duties and freedom. Children, constituting half of the country’s population, are also civilians of the nation who need to have the same rights and freedom. The question of addressing, safeguarding and guaranteeing the rights of the child, their protection and freedom seems to be very significant and vital. Hence, realizing the context, in order to solve and address the child protection issues in national level through constitution, policies, programs and laws ensuring and highlighting on their effective implementation, NCPA announces national level child protection conference inviting all the national level stakeholders. In addition, the organization has also organized many programs regarding violence against children in schools creating child friendly schools and communities. It has also been raising voice and doing advocacy in child sexual abuse providing psychosocial counseling services to the victims of sexual abuse. 1.2 General objectives The conference was the national gathering on Child Protection. The conference encouraged state party, line organizations and social actors to enter into a new agreement to achieve progressive social change in child right issue. It has provided a common platform to government organizations, non- government organizations and social actors’ to met and built the momentum to the child right issue emerging from recent, resolutions and declarations on Child Protection in Nepal. The conference set out to achieve the following objectives: a) Articulate the discussion on existent major issues of Child Protection, associated with constitutional issues, legal provisions and challenges in implementation in Nepal among national stakeholders and, bring responsibility and accountability to the competent authority. b) Advocate issues of Child Protection and forge in constitution, Policy and legal provisions. 1.3. Overall achievements The high ground of the conference was to succeed in bringing together more than hundred people- a diverse, interdisciplinary organizations and professionals to exchange their insights and experiences around Child Protection issues to the common platform. The conference fostered a sense of responsibility and accountability among the competent authority through discussion on existent major issues of Child Protection, associated constitutional issues, legal provisions and implementation challenges in Nepal. It also built the momentum for action and anticipated change as it became clear that it was up to everyone including competent authority at the conference to take responsibility for the Child Protection and take action to ensure the Child Right to protection. The conference succeeded to advocate issues of Child Protection bringing together a number of policy inputs that enriched the discussions and outcomes. It concluded with a demand letter and twenty point declarations comprising the commitments to weave in new constitution, National Policy and legal provisions.
  • 11. National Child Protection Conference 3 2.1 Opening ceremony The opening ceremony of National Child Protection Conference was commenced with highlighting the emergence of child protection in Nepal. The NCPA General Secretary, Mr. Krishna Thapa facilitating the conference introduced the support from Interpedia Finland, NCPA and CWISH’s coordination in organizing the conference. The ceremony advanced chairing the guest. NCPA chair person Ms. Bimala Gynawali chaired the conference and Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Minister Honorable Ms. Neelam K.C. as Chief Guest. The other distinguished guests of the ceremony were Mr. Dilliram Giri, (Chairperson, Central Child Welfare Board), Mr. Dinesh Adhikari, (General Secretary, Central Child Welfare Board), Mr. Pashupati Pokhrel (Local Development Officer, Lalitpur), Mr. Ramsharan Sapkota, (Deputy Director, Department of Education), Mr. Ramakant Sharma (Bhaktapur District Education Office), Mr. Shiva Regmi (Lalitpur District Administration Office), Mr. Lakshya Br. K.C.(Chairperson, PABSON), Ms. Hanna Singer (Representative of UNICEF, Nepal), Mr. Gauri Pradhan (Former commissioner of National Human Rights Commission), Network Representative Mr. Krishna Subedi and Kathmandu valley child club president Mr. Dipesh Bishunkhe. Chief Guest Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Honorable Ms. Neelam K.C. officially inaugurated the conference with lighting the candle. Following it, Mr. Krishna Chandra Acharya of 2 Conference structure Official inauguration of the conference by Hon. Ms Neelam K.C., Minister for Women Children and Social welfare
  • 12. National Child Protection Conference4 NCPA focused on the constitutional making process. He underlined the pressing issues of increasing child labor, critical state of school infrastructure, cases of child sex abuse and child age marriage, and disappointing fact of recent SLC exam to be addressed. In his final remarks, he put his view to address the pressing need of time by suggesting the need to answer the questions, whether Government is accountable to address the issue or not? Moreover, the ceremony matured with speeches from special guests of the conference. Former Commissioner of NHRC and child right activist Mr. Gauri Pradhan, emphasized the conference can play a vital role and contribute in designing the child friendly constitution in Nepal, if issues of child protection are reviewed critically. General Secretary, MWCSW Mr. Dinesh Adhikari stated that government has been putting its best effort to ensure child protection but there always remains room for improvement. It is the obligation of government, civil society and responsible adults. The outcome of the conference should guide the stakeholders’ functioning. It should create a road map and support in creating conducive environment among stakeholders for systematic collaboration to work in the sector of child protection. Representative from NCPA, Mr. Krishna Subedi also agreed on the achievement that Nepal has made so far in child protection but at the same time he accentuated on need to deal with the new challenges to excel the child right in Nepal. He expected that the conference would succeed in addressing the new challenges in child protection. Contrarily, Valley level child club youth network Mr. Deepesh Bisunkhe put his disagreement on, child rights being inadequately Distinguished guests of the opening ceremony
  • 13. National Child Protection Conference 5 addressed by the government. He brought the serious attention of the conference citing examples of child right violation in Nepal and made an appeal to all “the child right protection should not be limited in paper”. Representing the entire children of Nepal, he further said “the new constitution should be child friendly to ensure the right of all children in Nepal. CCWB Chair Person Mr. Dilliram Giri unfolding the progress of CCWB stated that it has been adapting new strategies in line with national and international concerns. He claimed that CCWB is successfully coordinating partners to deliver the services as mentioned in its TOR. Emphasizing Government is only authority to implement conference declaration, he proposed collaboration of all sector in Child Right protection through Public-Private Partnership model. Supporting to it, Ms. Hana Singer, UNICEF representative for Nepal focused on boosting the movement by more strategic interventions and delivering service to the children and their family. The Chief Guest of ceremony Hon. Ms. Neelam K.C. also highlighted that the fight against child right violation starts from family first and we can take it to society and gradually change the state. Therefore the programs and interventions should reach to the family for desired change. She confessed that the budget allocated to MWCSW is not sufficient enough to manage social welfare needs, adequately and pointed the government’s serious concern on it. Finally, the floor was handed over to the Chair of the conference Ms. Bimala Gyanwali to close session with her concluding remarks. Acknowledging all participants and speakers, Ms. Gyanwali marked the contribution of CWISH for organizing the conference to address complexity of the issue in delivering services for child protection. Further, reminding the role of civil society she stated that NGOs always collaborate with government and at times pressurize in need too, and called all participants for the success of the three days conference to come up with the declaration points. Conclusively, pointing at the constitution making process she brought all participants’ serious concern and called for collaboration to find the leeway connecting issues of discussion to the new constitution and come up as a child friendly constitution of Nepal.
  • 14. National Child Protection Conference6 FIRST SESSION Paper presentation: Supplementary Report of UNCRC Presenter: Kapil Aryal, Associate Professor, Kathmandu School of Law Associate Professor Kapil Aryal of Kathmandu School of Law presented supplementary report of UNCRC to obtain a more comprehensive picture of the child right protection at national level. He brought the participants’ attention to the complexity of the issue stating inter dependence of child rights, discrepancy in definition of child in Nepal, gaps in general measure taken for the implementation of CRC and status of child protection in Nepal. He further pointed at need of legislative reform, establishment of psychosocial counseling for victims of child sexual abuse and right violation, independent monitoring mechanism, centralized data collection system, assessing children’s best interest on things to child welfare, coordination among stakeholders work for child right protection in Nepal. Paper presentation: Child Protection in Nepal: Challenges and Opportunities in its Legal Implementation Presenter: Gauri Pradhan, Former Commissioner, NHRC Chaired by: Umeshchandra Jha, Chairperson Nepal Law Commission Viewpoint by: Dr. Harihar Wosti, Director of Forensic Department Mr. Rabindra Mohan Bhattarai, Director, Department of Labor Mr. Shree Ram Adhikari, Human Rights Officer, NHRC Ms. Bimala Gyanwali, Chairperson, NCPA Facilited by: Yubaraj Ghimire, CWISH Day 1 Associate Prof. Kapil Aryal, presenting supplementary report of UNCRC
  • 15. National Child Protection Conference 7 Former commissioner of NHRC and social activist Mr. Gauri Pradhan initiated his presentation, introducing concept of child protection in Nepal. Facilitating the child protection law and mechanism in Nepal, he underlined the prevailing challenges and opportunities to way forward. Accentuating the way forward, he spoke about the promotion of child right protection can be achieved strengthening law and peoples’ consciousness together. He also spoke about the need of creating rehabilitative environment for victims of child right violation. Further, to stop child right violation, he suggested assimilation of important child protection measures would be instrumental in securing childhood. Clarity in law and procedure, regulation through codes of conduct, equality and equity in special context, effective information and communication system, education and trainings are few cited to set the child protection measures. Moreover, he brought the stakeholders’ attention on crux of independent monitoring and evaluation mechanism and, coordination and collaboration among intra- sectors of government offices. From the participants’ voice, issues like addressing of child right from the very conception of fetus in womb to later stages of development and serious concern on revising thirty five days ultimatum of reporting rape cases were raised. Moreover, issues like Right to name for children born due to sexual exploitation, complication in different state policies (Nepal-India) to response child right violation issue, child right violation in Muslim community, relapses among rescued child laborers, provision of transit home for child right victims et-cetera we raised in the floor. The floor also advised to endorse child protection policy within self by every institutions and agencies. The active participants of the conference
  • 16. National Child Protection Conference8 FIRST SESSION Theme: Child Protection and local government Paper presented: Child Protection and Local Government: Status of Laws, Policies and Its Implementation Presenter: Mr. Reshmi Raj Pandey, Joint Secretary, Ministry Of Federal Affairs and Local Development Chaired by: Mr. Bidur Mainali, General Secretary, Municipality Association of Nepal (MUAN) Mr. Chandirka Khatiwada, Author Facilitated by: Prem Ghimire, CWISH The opening presentation of second day was by Mr. Reshmi Raj Pandey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development who put the light on the policy efforts, acts and regulations on child right, child right covenants, Interconnection between Child Friendly Local Governance and Local Self Governance, and CFLG strategy made by the Government of Nepal, so far. Addressing to the lacking coordination among stakeholders, he brought the conference attention by suggesting assimilation of IAPG strategy to avoid repetition and overlapping of child protection services. Additionally, he emphasized on empowering and extensive mobilization of community groups for child right protection; mothers’ group, community users’ group, child clubs and other form of social groups and networks at community level rather than institutionalizing new structure. Day 2 Joint Secretary Mr. Reshmi Raj Pandey responding to audiences’questions
  • 17. National Child Protection Conference 9 The floor also highlighted the need of capacity development of government officials for effective CFLG and four major aspects of CFLG for effective child right protection; Risk identification and prevention; Risk mitigation strategies; Case management for early intervention; Referral mechanism and follow-up mechanism to the case. The need of trained social worker in child protection mechanism for adequate service delivery for child protection was also expressed. SECOND SESSION Theme: Child Friendly School and Child Protection Paper presented: Status of child Rights in policies and programs Presenter: Dr. Hari Lamsal, Joint Secretary, Education Review Office Paper presented: Present and Context of Child Friendly School in Child Protection Presenter: Dr. Bhola Dahal, Education Expert Chaired by: Mr. Dilli Ram Rimal, Vice-secretary, Ministry of Education Viewpoints by: Mr. Rakesh Shrestha, Vice-chaiperson, Department of Education Mr. Lakshya Bahadur Shrestha, Chairperson, PABSON Mr. Babukaji Shrestha, NCE Mr. Gopini Pandey, Save the Children Mr. Jhakka Bahadur Dangi, Teachers’ Union Mr. Krishna Chabdra Acharya, NCPA Facilitated by: Mahima Pradhan, CWISH Mr. Bhola Dahal in his presentation included publishing a handbook complied of forty policies and directives instead of many publications, Adequate interconnection between Policy and budget allocation for effective Child Friendly School, Dissemination procedure of Policy; uniformity and integration of committees in implementation of program, policy and plan among stakeholders, Supervision of school management by school children and child club in school, Mechanism to receive the complains and provision of justice for child right violation in school, and Proper coordination among local stakeholders like; VDC, Health post, area policy including school management for effective CFS. From the floor concerns for private school in relation with CFS implementation in government and community schools was raised. Suggestions of incorporating CFS policy in private schools, child clubs, school as zone of peace, free from political interferences, proper health and sanitation facilities and proper accountability measures among service providers were highlighted. The audience also spoke on encouraging drop out children with flexible schooling time, provision of scholarship and on the top of it transformation of training skills into practice as most for effective CFS.
  • 18. National Child Protection Conference10 THIRD SESSION Theme: Child Sexual Abuse and Access to Justice Paper presented: Child Sexual Abuse and Access to Justice: prevailing challenges in law and policy Presenter: Mr. Krishna Jivi Ghimire, Joint Attorney, Office of Attorney General Paper presented: Child Sexual Abuse and Access to Justice: prevailing challenges in law and policy Presenter: Ms. Meera Dhungana, Senior Advocate Chaired by: Mr. Prachanda Man Pradhan, Vice chairperson, Nepal Law Commission Viewpoint by: Mr. Krishna Jung Shah, Kathmandu Ditrict Attorney, Office of Attorney General Mr. Krishna Thapa, Police Inspector Ms. Irada Gautam, Treasurer, NCPA Mr. Harihar Awasthi, Forensic Expert, IOM Ms. Laxmi Rawal, Advocate Facilitated by: Mr. Dhruba Lamichhane, CWISH Mr. Kamal Guragain, Advocate Following to the formal procedure, Mr. Krishna Jiwi Ghimire from Office of Attorney General instigated his presentation explaining the concept and definition of Child Sex Abuses and Access to Justice, and prevailing challenges in law and policy. Progressively, the presentation had critical views on accessibility of justice to the victims of child right violation, effective procedure for implementation of legal provisions, timely ensuring justice, basic foundation of access into justice and stakeholders of justice: Local authorities; Government advocates; Police; Civil society and court. Interactive participant raising his query
  • 19. National Child Protection Conference 11 Focusing to revise the thirty-five days ultimatum of rape case filing, he cited the example on foreign legal practice of tolling could be adopted. Extending his argument he stressed on confidentiality and provision filing case against perpetuator by any individual on behalf of the victim. Further, he urged to have provision of rescuing victim of child sex abuse, counseling and treatment and ensured security measures enforcing ICCPR declarations. Highlighting the legal provisions of Muluki Ain, he strongly emphasized that all kind of child abuses is considered as serious offence and the severity of punishment proportionate the victim’s age. Grabbing, the conference attention he underlined section Twenty-two of interim constitution ensuring child right to nurturance, basic health and social security and child right against physical and psychological or right against all kind of exploitation, and competent retribution to perpetuator. Identifying the gaps in contemporary legal provision he recommended incorporating cyber law, establishing child help desk in each state actors’ offices: VDC office, Municipality, Police office, Advocates’ office, District Administrative Office, Women Development office, District court, instigate separate policy, programs to bring accountability among family members, community, school, teacher, government offices. He also stressed on, revising pertinent legal provisions to child sex abuse other than forceful exploitation and intent to rape with or without child consent including sex abuse to male child, enacting an integrated policy to built awareness among parents and citizens about the nature and course of child abuse. Adding-on, Senior Advocate Meera Dhungana put light on five different types of child sex abuses, its causes and consequences, existing legal provision, penalty to perpetuator and compensation to victim of child sex abuse, intent to rape section of Muluki Ain, CRC covenant, Children Act 2048, Cyber crime and competent law, objectives and activities of Ten year National Plan on Child protection. Further, highlighting the current challenges in National law and policy she pointed on to revise the section 22(3) of interim constitution for children access to justice, implementing CRC covenant, rehabilitative environment for victims of child sex abuse by family and kin, victim’s right to refrain from unsatisfactory decision of court and provision of self pleading in court by victim him/herself, extension of Thirty-five days ultimatum of rape case filing, provision of compensation from state if in case of incapable perpetuator. In discussion round, issues like incorporating education on child sex abuse or child right in school curriculum, enacting child friendly policy and legal mechanism, ensuring effective monitoring mechanism to ensure child right protection, establishing child friendly desk in each state actors’ office, Senior advocate Ms. Meera Dhungana presenting her paper
  • 20. National Child Protection Conference12 replacing Thirty-five days ultimatum for child rape case filing with tolling, Ratifying CRC 3rd optional protocol, and establishing compensative fund basket at local level for the victims of child sex abuse was raised by the participants. Young participants of the conference
  • 21. National Child Protection Conference 13 FIRST SESSION Theme: Protection of Child Out of Parental Care Paper presented: Parental Care: Rights, Response and Protection Presenter: Milan Dharel, Asst. Professor Kathmandu School of Law Chaired by: Dinesh Hari Adhikari, Secretary, MWCSW Viewpoints by: Mr. Kumar Bhattarai, Chairperson Consortium Dr. Vijaya Sainju, National Association of Child Rights Organization Mr. Mustak Ali Rai, NCPA Ms. Sushma Pokhrel, SOS Nepal Facilitated by: Mr. Bishnu Timilsina, CWISH Third day of the conference started with defining child right in-terms of new identity of child: special status of childhood; vulnerability of child in social power structure; Child as citizen, Family, Children’s right to parental care, CRC articles on Right to parental care, National legal and Policy provisions. Further, marking at the inefficient state intervention and state enfranchisement, he indicated deprivation, discriminatory practices, fear, myths and misconception of better urban life among country people as causes behind violation of child rights, slavery, trafficking victimization, forceful conversion of cast, community and religion, increased dependency on aid and grants, family and community disruption etcetera. Mr. Dharel presenting the way forward emphasized on Parenting education for all families through local health/educational institutions about caring children, legal and policy associated with children and state facilities and parent’s legal obligations. Social protection schemes on universal application of free and compulsory primary education complete free higher secondary education, complete free health facilities and subsidiary as well as insurance and conditional child grant up to eighteen years was suggestive. Further he stressed on deinstitutionalizing state enfranchisement and case handling through state led authority in child right protection facilitated by non-government organizations, case based planning and reintegration strategy, promoting Day 3 Asst. Prof. Mr. Milan Dharel responding to the audiences
  • 22. National Child Protection Conference14 and practicing uniform understanding. Successively, executive director of CCWB, Mr. Tarak Dhital, recommended intervening root cause of child’s separation and proposed to develop a preventive mechanism, incorporate institutional process of case management, capacitating family for child care and sustainable intervention to child protection. Identifying the need, he suggested social workers in each level of state to facilitate services and monitor child foster homes. Indicating legal clarity he emphasized to articulate the CCWB’s Terms of Reference, and establish unanimous monitoring mechanism. He also assured that the CCWB and its officials from seventy-five districts of Nepal will always be supportive and liable to child right protection. From the floor, discussion was on developing a preventive mechanism, incorporate institutional process of case management, capacitating family for childcare and sustainable intervention to child protection. Care homes are not up to the government standard and self monitoring mechanism should be established. In closing remarks, Chairperson Mr. Adhikari appreciated the conference for highlighting the current pressing issue of child protection. Further, he emphasized the need to revise and expand the 2048 Act in addressing the emergent issues of child protection. He also disclosed that the process of establishing a desk for children in each district offices is about to finalize. In addition, he mentioned that there is a standard for childcare homes instigated by government but widely criticized by the childcare homes and clearly addressed that government can be flexible but non-compliance would not be excuse and not entertained. SECOND SESSION Theme: Constitutional Rights of Children Paper presented: Children and Constitution: Ensuring constitutional rights of children in New- constitution Presenter: Mr. Gauri Pradhan, Former Commissioner, NHRC Chaired by: Mr. Laxman Rajbanshi, Chairperson, Women, Children, Social Welfare and Senior Citizens’ Committee (Parliamentary Committee) View points by: Mr. Maikulal Valmiki, NC Ms. Sita Giri Oli, UML Mr. Manbhur Chaudhari, CA Member, UCPN Maoist Ms. Kasala Devi Mahara, CA Member, ML Ms. Bimala Gyanwali, Chairperson, NCPA Ms. Shanti Adhikari, Former CA Member Facilitated by: Mr. Yubaraj Ghimire In the last session of the conference, Mr. Gauri Pradhan briefed the child right provisions in interim constitution and law of Nepal and pointed at respecting child rights, protection and challenges in
  • 23. National Child Protection Conference 15 implementation. He brought the conference consciousness to analyze the context of stateless child and comparative analysis of legal aspects related to citizenship and agreed points of child rights. In a way forward, Mr. Pradhan suggested to include right to nationality, educational, compensation to victim of child sex abuse as state obligation in new constitution putting children’s best interest, participation of children at primacy. He also emphasized that the new constitution should articulate restriction on child involvement in political movement and political interference in school. Moreover, to ensure aforementioned rights, he suggested establishing National Child Right Commission and employing child right officers. Conclusively, need of effective implementation and inclusion of child right issues in school education was highlighted. By, the end of session positive hope for addressing of the discussed issues was shared by the chairperson where the conference will come up with declaration that addressed the voice of the voiceless. Former Commissioner of NHRC Mr. Gauri Pradhan in his paper presentation
  • 24. National Child Protection Conference16 The closing ceremony of three days National conference on Child Protection was held among the participant guests all across from Nepal, Chairperson Bimala Gyanwali expressed her pleasure to address the productive and instructive sessions. She stated that access to justice is a fundamental right in itself but is especially important because it ensures the enforcement of other fundamental rights. She also expressed that the three days rigor can draw a number of inferences in each thematic area for declaration to lead NCPA’s efforts in child protection. 3. Closing Remarks CA members making commitment to raise voices for child protection in CA Chairperson, Bimala Gnawali with her closing remarks
  • 25. National Child Protection Conference 17 Annex 1 Suggestions and Demands 1. We demand provision of fast track court for any cases of violence and sexual abuses against children and compensation with guaranteed health, education and other facilities of the victim form the national treasury. 2. Our law clearly prohibits child labour in formal sector of labour like mines, industries/factories. Besides formal sector, there is large number of children in informal sector of labour as well who are in need of special protection. We demand that child labor in informal sectors like domestic labor, tea shops, hotel /motel as well be addressed through law and be prohibited. 3. Parents are still bound to pay good amount of money to the school despite the government has announced free basic education to all. We demand free and compulsory education for every child up to high school level. 4. Millions of children are punished and tortured physically and mentally in name of discipline in schools and homes. We demand for the formulation of legal provisions banning all forms of corporal punishment both in home and in the school and create child friendly environment. 5. Children occupy half of the country’s population. Though there has been National Human Right Commission (NHRC) for monitoring of the cases of violation of human rights. However there is no specific constitutional body to monitor the situation of child rights in the country. NHRC as well is not paying serious concern into the cases of violation of child rights. In this context, we demand that an independent constitutional Child Right Commission be formed and monitor the situation of child right in the country. 6. We demand that government form and endorse institutional system which ensures meaningful participation of children in decision making processes that influences them. 7. We strongly appeal for ban of use of children in for any political purposes like their use in rally or in any other forms of demonstrations. 8. We demand free health care services and treatment facility for the children. 9. We demand for the legal provision that all the political parties, enterprise or business or industries or any other forms of institutions have their child protection policy. 10. Orphan or the children whose parents are not identifies still have difficulties in getting citizenship certificate. We strongly demand the government to make an immediate action in resolving the citizenship issue for these children. Honorable CA Member, There are national and international commitments for child rights. We request to put your personal efforts in making of new constitution which shall be child friendly, highly dedicated and concerned for children’s welfare.
  • 26. National Child Protection Conference18 Annex 2 Honorable CA member, Constitutional Assembly, International Conference Centre New Baneshwore, Kathamandu Sub: Submission of suggestions Respected, We are now in the process of drafting constitution. Every caste, ethnic groups and communities are active in raising their voices to ensure their inclusion in the new constitution. It is necessary for children, who constitute 44% of the total population that there are sufficient provisions for protecting the rights of the children as aspired by many of the national and international legal provisions and commitments. Recent statistics accounts 1.6 million children involved in child labor. Similarly, Study on Sexual abuse: Silent Suffering of Children 2003 reports 45% of children are sexually abused while thousands of children are vulnerable to domestic violence, corporal punishment and abduction. In this context, to ensure protection of child rights in new constitution, National Child Protection Alliance (NCPA), a network of 38 different national organizations working in child protection along with the children submits our suggestions and demands into the Respected Constitution Assembly for the formulation of child right sensitive constitution. The demand letter is based on the conclusion of interaction meetings between children and member organization of NCPA held in more than 50 different places. Sincerely, ……………………………. On the Behalf of NCPA Secretariat
  • 27. National Child Protection Conference 19 Annex 3 National child protection Conference 2014 June 24, 25, 26 Hotel Everest, Kathmandu Conference Declaration Letter, 2071 While acknowledging the spirit of United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols, ILO convention on Elimination of Child Labor and commitments made by the government in different international and national levels, While respecting the norms and values established by national laws, policies, rules, regulations and legal apparatus for protection and promotion of Child Rights, While acknowledging the achievement gained in protecting and promoting the right of the children in recent years and their situation in Nepal, At the same time accepting the situation of vulnerability, exploitation, discrimination, violence and abuse against children And reviewing the agendas of previous National Child Protection Conferences and consultation workshops, The third National Child Protection Conference created a high to ground to bring together more than hundred child protection activists and professionals and child protection organizations and exchange their insights and experiences on different issues of child protection in Nepal like “Child Protection in Nepal: Challenges and Opportunities in its Legal Implementation”, “Child Friendly School and Child Protection”, Local Government in Child Protection, “Child Sexual Abuse” and “Access to Justice and Protection of Child Out of Parental Care”,. Extensive and warmly discussions on the above mentioned theme resulted into the following twenty point declaration as conclusion of the conference. The conference demands government, concerned stakeholders, and organizations and institutions working for protection and promotion of the right of the children for prompt implication of the followings: 1. Immediate finalization of the process of amendment of children’s act, child labour prohibition and elimination act and similar other acts and policies and their implementation; finalization and endorsement of National Master Plan to End Child Labor. 2. Necessary legal provision for every governmental, nongovernmental private and public organization including political parties to have child protection policy to institutionalize a culture of child protection in the country. 3. Clarity in the definition of children eliminating the existing confusion in definition of children by different laws and their harmonization with international definition of children. 4. Ensure meaningful participation of children into local and national level planning and budget allocation for the plans and programs that affects them. 5. Child protection issues like child labor, child marriage, child sex abuse and human trafficking be defined and highlighted as cross cutting theme during the development and implementation of any developmental programs. Child protection be included while measuring performance of the local government; it be made one of the indicator for CPM. 6. Concept of child advisory committee into local structures like VDC, DDC, Municipality and concerned offices be formulated and involve children in monitoring of the development activities affecting them into the local level. 7. Inter-ministerial coordination mechanism for planning and monitoring the situation of child right and taking feedback be formed. Capacity of the government authorities working for the protection and
  • 28. National Child Protection Conference20 promotion of the right of the child be strengthened for effective implementation existing laws, policies and legal guidelines. 8. Integration of different policies, guidelines and activities with budgeting be in place and monitoring of result/outcome be in action in education. 9. Child protection systems with facilities of psychosocial counseling, complaint handling mechanism, code of conduct, first aid be established and made functional in the school for elimination of violence against children, corporal punishment, abuse and discrimination. 10. A minimum of 20% of the total national budget be allocated and spent for improving the quality of education. 11. 35 days of timeline for registration of the cases of heinous crime like sexual abuse be removed and made the provision that the case can be registered at any time the victim is aware of it. Places like police office, court and hospitals carrying out investigation against the case be made child friendly and information officer be managed to inform the victim about the hearing of the case and its progress. 12. Victim be compensated fully form the national treasury while ensuring his/her rehabilitation and reintegration back with the family, community or into some other forms of alternative care, taking into consideration with the best interest of the child. 13. Provision be made in a way that the victim is able to take his/her case to the appellate or higher court if the case does not proceed to his/her expectation and is unsatisfied with previous hearings. There be provision of fast track court or continuous hearing in the cases of sexual offences. 14. WHO standard Medico Legal format be used assuring complete and systematic forensic investigation of the case while at the same time respecting right to privacy and sexual health right of the victim. There be sufficient legal provision and mechanisms for ensuring protection of the witness. 15. One stop crisis management systems be in place for the justice of victim children. Immediate ratification of UNCRC 3rd Optional Protocol by the state to ensure justice of the victim in national jurisdiction is insufficient to provide justice to the victim. 16. Children not be separated from their parents in the name of good education or health provisions and kept in care homes or any other forms of alternative care services unnecessarily. Sufficient social security and protection be in place for prevention of unnecessary separation of children and falling into labour or institutional care or that puts children into further risks. 17. Community and family based care mechanisms and services be developed for providing alternative care of the children who are in need of special care in a way that social and cultural rights of children is fully respected; institutional care be taken as the last option for providing care to the children needing alternative care; effective and competent monitoring mechanisms be developed and functionalized for monitoring the situation of children in care homes. 18. Reintegration fund together with transitional care system be developed by the government for reintegration of unnecessarily separated children back with the family; state take whole of the responsibility of reintegration of such children. 19. The conference strongly advocates for ensuring constitutional provision of right to citizenship of the children born within the Nepalese territory preventing them from getting stateless, establishment of child right commission for monitoring the child right situation into the country and manipulation of children for the political cause, their use in the rally or other forms of political movement or political activity within the school territory into the new upcoming constitution. 20. International adoption be made more transparent and be promoted only in accordance with the principle of best interest of the children. The state redefine the process of adoption to make it more child friendly so at to prevent children from potential child protection risks Finally, the conference make an appeal to the wider mass of civil society, media persons, politicians and all the stakeholders working for the promotion and protection of the child right for greater solidarity, coordination and cooperation to lead the aforementioned declarations into logical conclusion.
  • 29. National Child Protection Conference 21 Annex 4 LIST OF GUESTS LIST OF PANELIST Name Organization Designation Babu Kaji Shrestha NCE/GAW President Bhola Prasad Dahal Royal Norwegian Embassy ‎Governance Advisor Bidur Mainali Nagarpalika Maha Sangha Bimala Jnawali NCPA Chairperson Chandrika Khatiwada Child Right Expert Dilli Ram Rimal MOE S.S. Dinesh Hari Adhikari MOWCSW Secretary Dr. Bijay Saiju NACRO Chairperson Dr. Harihar Wasti IOM M-L Expert Gopini Pandey SC Education Specialist Hari Lamsal MOE J.S. Hurmat K. Neupane NC ARDS Irada Gautam NCPA/AAWAAJ Treasurer Karaladevi Mahara CA Member Khem Nath Rokka DEO Lalitpur VC Name Organization Address Nilam K.C. Hon. Minister, Ministry of WCWSWC Bimala Jnawali NCPA Bijulibazaar Krishna Subedi CRC Committee CN/Chabahil Dipesh Bisunke KVCN BKT Ramsharan Sapkota Department of Education Sanol Ramakanta Sharma DEO Bhaktapur Bhaktapur Dilliram Giri CCWB Lalitpur Hana Singer UNICEF Pulchowk Gauri Pradhan Fmr. NHRC Member Kathmandu Dinesh H. Adhikari MOWCSW Kathmandu Pashupati Pokharel DDC, Lalitpur Lalitpur Shiva Prasad Regmi DEO, Lalitpur Lalitpur Basant Shrestha CPPC Ranipokhari Lakshya Bahadur K.C. PABSON Dillibazaar
  • 30. National Child Protection Conference22 LIST OF PARTICIPANTS Name Organnization Address Amar Pariyar KVCN Balaju Amita Pandey FHRD POC Amreet Devkota DYF/CWISH Lainchaur Amrit Mali Nepal1 TV  Kathmandu Anita pandey FHRD Bhaktapur Anju Singh Saathi Dhobighat Apsana Tamang VoC Member Arjun P. Rizal DDC, Balkot DDC, secretary Arya Shree Paudyal CWISH Baneswor Ashmita Khadka Terai TV  Baneswor Ashok Shrestha LSMC Lalitpur Bal Krishna Mainali CAPCRON Balkhu Baldev Ghorasaini DDC Bhaktapur Name Organization Designation Krishna Bahadur Thapa Nepal Police Inspector Krishna Chandra Acharya NCPA Member Krishna Jibi Ghimire Office of Attorney General Joint Attorney Krishna Jung Shah DGAO, Kathmandu Dist. Attorney Kumar Bhattarai Consortium Chairperson Lakshya Bahadur K.C. PABSON President Laxman Rajbanshi Nepal Rastriya Party CA Member Laxmi Rawal NBA Advocate Maikul Lal Balmiki NC CA Member Manpur Chaudhary CA Member CA Member Meera Dhungana FWLD Advocate Milan Dharel Swatantra Abhiyan Executive Secretary Mustaq Ali Rai NCPA Member Pashupati Pokhrel DDC, Laltipur Local Development Officer Prachanda R. Pradhan Nepal Law Commission Vice-chairman Rabindra M. Bhatta DoL D.G. Rakesh Shrestha DOE Dy. Director Shanti Adhikari Former CA Member Shree Ram Adhikari NHRC Shusma Pokhrel SOS Nepal Asst. Director Sita Giri Woli CA Member CA Member Tarak Dhital CCWB Ex. Director Umesh Chandra Jha Nepal Law Commission
  • 31. National Child Protection Conference 23 Name Organnization Address Balkumari Ale Biswas Nepal Kathmandu Bandana Karna CWISH Koteswor Barsha Manandhar CDS Project Officer Basant Shrestha CPPC   Benu M. Gurung AATWIN Babarmahal Bhola Prasad Dahal     Bidhya Dyola CAP-CRON Lalitpur Bidur Kunwar SUK Nepal Sindhupalchowk Bidur Mainali MuAN Secretary General Bimal Maharjan Loo:ja Child Club Member Bina Khadka (Thapa) Mahanyayadhish Wakta ko Karyalaya Ramshahpath Bina Maharjan KVCN Member Binod Sigdel Media Reporter Bishnu Chapagain Nyayik Sansar Swayambhu Bishnu Lamichhane     Bishnu Timilsina CWISH Buddhanagar, Kathmandu Chiranjivi Aral Banepa Municipality Banepa Chireekaji Dangol LooNiva Child Concern Group Pro. Officer Damodar Karki DLCCN, Lalitpur Chairperson Dayaram Kandel Youth Club Chitwan Deepa Sigdel CWISH Baneswor Deepak Paudel Advocate Secretary Devi Regmi FOHREN Biratnagar Dhruba Adhikari Ma. Ta. Ba. Ka. Bhaktapur Dhruba Lamichhane CWISH Sindhupalchowk Dilli Panday ABC TV Kamal Pokhari Dinesh Ghimire Child protection Organization Lalbandi-9, Sarlahi Dinesh Neupane Child Club Kathmandu Dipesh Bishunke KVCN Bhaktapur Dipesh Gurung ECCA Coordinator Durga Sitaula CWISH Ratopul Durga Thapa HURENDEC President Evan Rai UNICEF UN House Gauri Pradhan HRD Kathmandu Gita Basnet CWISH Buddhanagar, Kathmandu Gokul Pandey ACCESS Basundhara Govinda B.K. CDS FPS Guheswari Tuladhar UEMS Team Leader Guna Keshari Shrestha FOWEP Kavre Gunaraj Muktal Nangshal ED
  • 32. National Child Protection Conference24 Name Organnization Address Gyan Bajra M Kirtipur Municipality Focal Person Heema Rai KVCN Ramhiti Indu UNICEF Pulchowk Irada Gautam NCPA Kathmandu Isha Bimali CWISH Baluwatar Ishwor Devkota APC Nepal Basantapur Jayaram Karmacharya DCWB-Kavre Kavre Jeevan Karki NTV+ Ssankhu Jhak Bahadur Dangi TUN GS Jitendra K. Shrestha DCPCN Secretary Kabindra Rimal GEFONT Kathmandu Kabita Bhandari Shakti Samuha Dhumbarahi kabita Rajya Shah Sath Sath Baneswor Kalika Khadka RSS RSS Kamal P. Guragain Lawyer   Kamana Acharya CWISH Koteswor Kapil Aryal KSL Kathmandu Keshab Banjara Panauti Municipality Kavre Keshab Nepal Kadambari College, Academic Coordinator Buddhanagar, Kathmandu Khadananda gautam HUREC Treasurer Khechar Nath MANK Melamchi Kiran Thapa Consortium Kathmandu Krishna Chandra Acharya NCPA, Member Kathmandu Krishna Kisi Annapurna Post Kathmandu Krishna Prasai DSP, PHQ, WCSD Balkot, Bhaktapur Krishna Thapa Nepal Police Inspector Kshitiz Gurung CWISH Buddhanagar, Kathmandu Kumar Bhattarai Consortium CWIN President/Project Coordinator Laba Shrestha Srijanshil Samaj, Ramechap   Lachhe Bahadur K.C. PABSON Dillibazaar Lalita Tamang NAN Dhulikhel Laxmi Rawal NBA Advocate Laxmi Shah Women and Children Development office Kavre Lubha Raj Neupane Nepal Goodweave ED Mahima Pradhan CWISH Buddhanagar, Kathmandu Manita Dharel CWISH Buddhanagar, Kathmandu Manju K.C. KVCN Kathmandu Manju Khatiwada NHRC Kathmandu
  • 33. National Child Protection Conference 25 Name Organnization Address Manju Rana Metro Police Ranipokhari Manoj Maharjan DLCCN Lalitpur Khokana Meena Gautam Aawaaj Surkhet Mohan Dangal CN Chabahil Mohan Thapa CWISH Baneswor Moti Ram Chesta Weekly Banepa Munir UNICEF UN House Muskar Ali Rai RUSUF - Nepal Banke Mustaq Ali Rai Nepal Police S I Nabin Change Society Nepal Chairman Narendra Dangol LooNiva Sainbu-1, lalitpur Navaraj Paudel NEWS24 TV Journalist Neelam Dyola GEFON/Resources- Putalisadak   Neelam Sharma FTS Baneswor Netra Lal Sapkota UEMS PO Nima Tamang KVCN (Network) Bhaktapur Nirijana Bhatta CWIN AO Nirmala Gurung Shopla Neer Kupondole Nirmala K.C. UEMS Bhaktapur Nisha Bista AMK Gaushala Nita Karki CWISH Kathmandu Noor Jung Shah Consortium Programme Manager Om Krishna Shrestha Nepal School of Social Work Kathmandu Pemba Tamang FAN Project Manager Pitambor Sigdel Child Club Kathmandu Pooja Gautam Change Nepal BM Pooja Sedai CWISH Satdobato Prajjwal Kumar Dahal NEMAF Kathmandu Prakash Khatiwada CWS CWS, Hetauda Prakash Neupane Advocate   Prakash Sapkota DEO Chabahil Pramesh Pradhan Change Nepal Thamel Pramod Acharya CWISH Buddhanagar, Kathmandu Pramod Dhakal PURE Nepal Chairperson Pramod Shrestha Global Action Nepal Narayangopal Chowk, KTM Prapti Adhikari CWISH Lainchaur Prasanna Dhungana KVCN Jorpati Pravez Ansari Protection Nepal Bara Pravin Kumar Dahal CWISH Harisiddhi
  • 34. National Child Protection Conference26 Name Organnization Address Prayag Airi Nepal1 TV   Preet Shah Planete Enfants Kupondole Prem Lal Maurya AFHA, Member Banke Puja Gurung Lalitpur Child Club Network Lagankhel, Lalitpur Punya shila Dawadi LACC, Legal Officer Lalitpur Rabin Khadka KVCN Jorpati Rabina G.C. Lalitpur Child Club Network Lagankhel, Lalitpur Raj Kuman Bhattarai SUK Nepal, Chairperson Sindhupalchowk Raj Kumar Baral TUN Coordinator Rajan Subedi CCWWB   Raju Shrestha KMC/ W. No. 16 Section Officer Rajya Laxmi Resource Centre Resource Person Ram Sharan Sapkota DoE Sanothimi Rama Shrestha CWISH Buddhanagar, Kathmandu Ramakanta Sharma DEO Bhaktapur Bhaktapur Ramchandra Shiwakoti DoL Officer Ramesh Paudel C-PACE Nepal Vice-President Ramesh Sigdel CWISH DPC- Ramechhap Ramila Thapa CWISH Buddhanagar, Kathmandu Ramjee Chaulagain DDC Lalitpur Lalitpur Rasa Ghale VoC Secretary Reshmi Raj Pandey MoFALD   Rose Garden Pradhan NCPA, Member Basundhara Rudra Masarangi ISK-Nepal Palpa Rupak Koirala ABC TV Kamal Pokhari Sabina Sharma DDC Kavre Sabita Sigdel Child Club Student Sabita Sigdel CWISH Intern Sabitri Mishra CWISH Buddhanagar, Kathmandu Sadhana Nepal Sum Asst. Editor Sadhana Gautam CAP-CRON Dang Dang Sagun Him Rights Lalitpur Samir Ghimire Nepal Goodweave Programme Manager Sangeeta Shrestha ETC Nepal Office Secretary Sant Ram Dangol LooNiva PC Santosh Chapagain MATS NEPAL Sankhuwasabha Santosh K Yadav Triveni Bikas Samaj Banke Saraswoti Pokharel CWISH Kapan Sarita Maharjan LSMC Pulchowk Saroj K.C. CWISH Kathmandu
  • 35. National Child Protection Conference 27 Name Organnization Address Saroj Ojha NTV+ Singhadurbar Saroj Thapa NTV+ Sankhu Satish Pathak RUSUF - Nepal Banke Satya Bajracharya Change Nepal Kathmandu Seema Shrestha DDC Lalitpur Shambhavi Kharel Radio Sagarmatha- Lalitpur   Sharada Basyal WSCO Kathmandu Shatrohan Kumar Das Deurali Club Baneswor - 34 Shekhar Sapkota CWISH Programme Officer Shiva Prasad Regmi DEO Lalitpur Shobha Shrestha CWISH Buddhanagar, Kathmandu Shobhana Mishra AFHA Banke Shree Adhikari NHRCN Kathmandu Shree Krishna Thapa Upatyaka Stariya Balclub Bhaktapur Shrijana Adhikari Bhimsengola Secondary School Member Shrijana Khadka Nepal FM Ravibhawan Shristy Dhakal CWISH Buddhanagar, Kathmandu Shubha Raj Pokharel CWIN.NEPAL Ravibhawan Shubham Pradhan Terai TV- Baneswor   Shusma Pokhrel SOS Nepal Assistant Director Shyam Pudasaini NEWS24 TV Cameraperson Sita Shrestha PO Kavre VCSC Dhulikhel Srijana K.C. VoC Member Subash karki Radio Sagarmatha Reporter Sudarshan Lama   Bhaktapur Sudarshan Sigdel Aajako Shikshya Weekly Chabahil Sujata Chaudhary FKDF Dhangadhi Sujata Chaulagain CWISH Buddhanagar, Kathmandu Sumita Rai CWISH Buddhanagar, Kathmandu Sumnima Tuladhar CWIN.NEPAL Ravibhawan Sunil Maharjan Nepal Samacharpatra Kathmandu Sushmita Sunam KVCN Imadol Suva K. Shrestha Community Police Baneswor Tara Bhandari Biswas Nepal Kathmandu Tara Wagle Nepal Samacharpatra Reporter Umesh Chandra Jha Nepal Law Commission   Yogesh Shrestha     Yuwaraj Ghimire CWISH Buddhanagar, Kathmandu Preet Shah Plamete Enfants Kupondole

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