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Indigenous women of Nepal face multiple forms of discrimination. Indigenous women, being indigenous peoples, face racial, linguistic, religious, cultural, economic, political discrimination and exclusion. Also, indigenous women, being women, face gender discrimination. Thus, indigenous women are victimized by ideologies, policies and practices of Bahunbad (Brahmanism) and patriarchy. Empowerment and strengthening of indigenous women is a must to end all forms of racial and gender discrimination, exploitation, suppression and oppression against indigenous women. Acceptance of multi-caste and ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-cultural reality of Nepali society by the people's movement of 1990 has indeed paved a way for non-governmental organizations to contribute for empowerment and strengthening of indigenous peoples, women and other excluded groups and communities. There was growing realization for a need of organized efforts by indigenous women to make development programs for women and indigenous peoples successful, to organize and empower indigenous women from local to national levels on common issues of women, and to work for equity and equality by having common objectives on women's common issues. It was in this backdrop that the National Indigenous Women Forum (NIWF) was founded in 1998.

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Starts 25 Nov 2016
Ends 18 Dec 2016
Venue: Nepal

8th Human Rights National Magna Meet 2016

9-11 December, Nepal

Human Rights National Magna Meet, is celebrated every year by Nepalese Human Rights Community since 2009. It is an opportunity to provide forums initiating human rights discourses to protect and promote human rights issues from different arenas. The overall goal of the Magna Meet is to create a critical consciousness and concern about human rights among general people, political parties and different groups. There by, building a conducive environment for the protection and promotion of human rights in holistic and integrated manner.
This year Magna Meet will be celebrated form 25th November – 18 December to include the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence and other important International Days of Observance because they are directly related to human rights. Some of the major international days of observance which fall during these three weeks are as follows:

01 December          World AIDS Day
03 December          International Day of Persons with Disabilities
09 December          International Anti- Corruption Day
10 December          International Human Rights Day
11 December          International Mountain Day
18 December          International Migrants Day

From 09- 11 December 2016 various events and programmes in lead of National Coordinator will be organized in both national and local level.The three days event would include tribunals, rallies, workshops,panel discussion, exhibitions etc. If you are organizing any events during these three weeks on theme of human rights or on any above mentioned days of observance we call for organizing it under umbrella of Magna Meet such that we can celebrate works on human rights in solidarity.
None of us is free until all of us are free! Therefore we invite all civil societies, women’s organizations, NGOs, INGOs, institutions, and individuals to register and become an organizer of 8th Human Rights National Magna Meet!

Important Information:
We encourage to submit your registration form as soon as possible. In order to make the even successful and organize it efficiently Magna Meet seeks following amount of contributory registration fees from the organizations.

Contributory Registration Fees
NGO and Individuals : NRs. 2000/-
Federations and Network Organization : 5000/-
INGOs: NRs. 15,000/-
Bank Details:

NABIL Bank Limited
Account Name:          National Indigenous Women Forum (NIWF)
Account Number:      3101017500-310
Address of Bank:       New Baneshowr, Kathmandu, Nepal
Swift Code:  NARBNPKA

Download Registration form: English, Nepali
Please email your application at nhrm.niwf2016@gmail.com along with your bank deposit voucher.

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