Institute of Human Rights Communication Nepal (IHRICON)

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IHRICON aims to be a mediator between media and society in Nepal, in order to utilise the power of the media for the protection of human rights.

The Institute of Human Rights Communication Nepal (IHRICON) aims to be a mediator between media and society, in order to utilise the power of the media for the protection of human rights. IHRICON is  run by senior journalists and human rights activists, enabling the organisation to effectively mobilise the press to push for social change.

Much of the organisations work involves working directly with the media to achieve goals such as giving marginalised groups a greater voice or challenging human rights abuses. IHRICON also conducts grassroots, regional, national and international level research, advocacy and training programmes, and forms and strengthens networks between people and organisations who have common goals.

Programmes

  • Training security forces to protect women's and children's rights during conflict
  • Peace education training to teachers to build sustainable peace among the society
  • Training of trainers to the security forces on UN Security Council Resoltution 1325 and 1820

IHRICON's past projects have brought about changes in Kailali, Dang, Gorkha and Sindhuli. Women from the rural community have benefitted from this action as well as state policy makers, intellectuals, donor organisations, NGOs and other stakeholders. The training of trainers on UNSCR 1325 & 1820 provided IHRICON the chance to work with the personnel of the Nepal Army. This was a very valuable experience and an effective method of dealing with the issues that are found in the Army.


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