Social Development Coordination Committee (SDCC)
A decade after the end of the conflict in Nepal, women – especially from ethnically-marginalized communities – still have limited access to property and income-earning opportunities. This contributes to their vulnerability to human rights violations including sexual assault and gender-based violence.
The Social Development Coordination Committee (SDCC), is based in the ethnically-diverse Parsa district, one of the poorest in Nepal. SDCC envisions a society where all people enjoy equal opportunities for their growth and progress with justice, equality, peace and prosperity. The organization works towards social cohesion and good governance in Parsa, particularly by protecting the rights of women and children within the most marginalized communities.
SDCC proposes to address crisis prevention and recovery by integrating conflict prevention into development programmes; building local level processes and community based organizations for conflict management; and building consensus through community dialogue. The project will enhance the local judiciary committee and youth information centre, and will focus on the preparation of a gender responsive budget. To do this, SDCC endeavors to train youth volunteers to respond to humanitarian crises, support the municipality level judiciary committee, and galvanise the support of the media to develop publicity.