NEPAL/PHILIPPINES: Nepal Officials Visit Kalinga to Share Peace Plans

Thursday, April 26, 2012
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Three Nepalese officials visited Kalinga to share their country's peace and security situation and its impact on women.

The sharing is in line with the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 calling on member states to give spaces for increased women's participation in decision-making processes.

Dhurba Prasad Sharma, Secretary of the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction of Nepal, together with Joint Secretary Sadhu Ram Sapkota and Saathi Bandana Rana, presented during the recent seminar on the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and their national action plan.

The three-day seminar conducted by Women Engaged in Action (WE Act) on 1325 was held at the St. Louis College of Bulanao, in cooperation with the Global Network of Women Peace Builders and in coordination with the Kalinga Peace Makers Movement.

The seminar was participated by representatives from the civil society organizations for peace, human rights and women's groups.

Topics discussed were the impact of conflict on families, on communities and on women; the peace and security situation and peace agenda of Tabuk City; the Philippine peace and security situation and national action plan on 1325; and the integration of UNSCR 1325 into local legislation and development plans.