Training on leadership development and movement building Conducted
RDN organized 2-days training on leadership development and movement building to conduct policy advocacy campaign for judicial rehabilitation of Harawa-Charawa as the government of Nepal declared the emancipation of Harawa-Charawa on 18th July, 2022. The training was held for the period from 12th March, 2023 to 13th March, 2023 at Simrik Hotel, Lahan Siraha. Inaugurating the training, the chief guest of the program, Honorable Lalita Bidrohi, Member of Madesh province assembly said that she would be consistent for the effective implementation of the amendment of the Dalit Empowerment Act passed by the Madhesh province Assembly. She als o said that the Madhesh province gvernment should be accountable for the judicial rehabilitation of the freed Harawa-Charawa.
Mr. Ganesh Bishwakarma, central president of Rasriya Dalit Network (RDN) Nepal pointed out that local, district and national level Harawa-Charawa network should collectively put pressure on the local, province and federal governments for the judicial rehabilitation of freed Harawa-Charawa. In addition, he said that if only the concerns of freed Harawa-Charawa can be addressed in the upcoming policies and programs of the local and province governments, it will solve their social and economic problems. Mr. Balaram Bhattarai, Advocacy Advisor of the Freedom Fund emphasized that HC networks at all level should be active in order to spontaneously advance the upcoming campaign of the freed Harawa-Charawa. Also, he urged all the freed Harawa-Charawa leaders not to step back to break the culture of silence from their respective societies in order to take the movement forward strongly. In the opening ceremony of the training, social activist Arjun Thapaliya and Program Advisor of the Freedom Fund, Brahamdeo Ram expressed their remarkable wishes. The opening ceremony of training was conducted in the chairmanship of Dashanlal Mandal, central chairperson of the National HC network and facilitated by Mr. Sanjay Mahara, advocacy officer where Hukum Bdr. Sarki, Executive Director RDN welcomed the participants and highlighted the importance of the training. The contents of the training were delivered as; situation analysis, legal and constitutional provision of HC, leadership development and movement building etc. The training was facilitated by Mr. Ganesh BK, Jiyam Shrestha, Bala Ram Bhattarai, Brahmdeo Ram and Arjun Thapaliya by adopting different training methodologies such as group work discussion, power-point presentation, brainstorming and discussion, A total of 40 participants (Male-22 and Female-18) actively took part in the training. At the end of the training, the 3 month advocacy plan for the period from April-June, 2023 was prepared through participatory methodology.