15 to 18 March, Loo Niva, Patan CBR and BP Eye Foundation jointly organized four days Capacity Building Training on Child rights and Child Protection, Disability rights, Women's and Girls Rights, Dalits Rights, Human Rights and Human right-based approach for the staff members. The workshop was primarily aimed at staff members of Loo Niva, Patan CBR and BP Eye Foundation, but later representatives from Nelhos also joined in the training.
The workshop was meant to strengthen members' knowledge on Child Rights, protection issues of children, women, Dalits, Disability rights and human rights. The training aimed to increase the capacity of the staffs on human right based approaches, improving the involvement in the advocacy action particularly at the local level.
The training was highly interactive, involving in discussions, with inputs from all four organizations (Loo Niva, Patan CBR, BP Eye Foundation & Nelhos). All the participants exchange their experiences in the program and also exchanges the knowledge and skills in the training.
A human rights-based approach is a way of empowering people to know and claim their rights. Loo Niva and Patan CBR is jointly running the project named PREP focusing on the girls, Dalit's children and child with disabilities of Mahankal and Konyosom Rural Municipality of Lalitpur district. It is targeted to empower right holders to seek and enjoy their entitled rights and, on the other hand, to enable state agencies as duty-bearers to deliver the proper services to right holders. The project aims at closing the educational gap between the disable and non-disable children, between boys and girls and between ethnic groups. It has thought that once their right to education and social protection have been fulfilled, the rights of all children in the project area are fulfilled. Since this PREP project is a human rights progressive project it has to manage on a result-based management system and each staff should be able to measure changes properly. So, this capacity building training workshop has been planned as part of the project to enhance capacity of all staffs to engage them more effectively and work on track during project intervention.