Collective Campaign for Peace
Despite the critical role women human rights defenders play in Nepal, the work they conduct places them and their family in situations of great personal risk, including sexual assault, and compromised security. They also experience exclusion and discrimination not only in society but within the human rights community. There are strong gendered barriers that prevent them from progressing on to leadership positions.
Collective Campaign for Peace is a civil society network that emerged from a national symposium on conflict transformation and peacebuilding in 2001. The network includes 43 non-government organizations working on peace and human rights. The network has a large group of volunteers that assist in the implementation of human rights, social security and peacebuilding initiatives, including campaigns, discussions and dialogues.
The network seeks N-Peace support to train, build capacity, and empower 30 women human rights defenders from their network in two provinces. The training will include human rights and security related issues, and will establish a peer learning group so that coaching and support can continue into the future.