Training on Business and Human Rights

  • News Date: July 01, 2016 | Post By LAHURNIP

LAHURNIP in partnership with International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) has been implementing a project titled; 'Accountability in Practice: Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility as a means to advocate indigenous peoples' rights and livelihood in Nepal'. This three year project (September 2015-August 2018) is primarily focused on  how business activities have violated Indigenous Peoples' (IPs) rights and how they can be brought into human rights framework to respect IPs' rights. In relation to this, different activities have been set out in order to fulfil the objectives of the project. In this background, LAHURNIP organized a capacity building training entitled; 'Business and Human Rights, Documentation and Investigative Journalism' on 30 May-3 June 2016 in Kathmandu. DANWATCH, an independent media centre from Denmark, collaborated with LAHURNIP to deliver the training. Altogether eighteen participants attended the training which included LAHURNIP board, staffs, Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders (IPHRDs), Indigenous Media Foundation (IMF) and E-samata.  Participants were from diverse professional background such as; lawyer, activist, human rights defender, journalist etc.