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Empowering People To Enjoy Their Right To Information For Greater Accountability Of Nepal's Power Holders February 2013-July 2016
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The UNESCO Office in Kathmandu started the implementation of the 3-year project which is termed as Empowering people to enjoy their Right to Information (RTI) for greater accountability of Nepal’s power holders on 1 February 2013 and successfully concluded it on 31 July 2016 (42 months). The project was funded by the European Union under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights(EIDHR).

The aim of the project was to make the Act on RTI adopted in 2007 in Nepal more accessible and easy to understand to citizens. It has been the first project in the country that aimed at encouraging and empowering citizens to claim their RTI as well as to increase the accountability of power holders.The project targeted three major groups: journalists, local mediators and government officials, to empower them to use and comply with the legal provision related to RTI and facilitate public information access for citizens of the Central Tarai and Eastern Hills regions.The main project´s activities include the recruitment of project staff, the preparation and publication of 2 handbooks for mediators and journalists, the design and organisation of 2 Training of Trainers (ToT) for 20 mediators and 20 journalists respectively, and the training of 297 journalists and 239 local mediators belonging to various project targeted districts to actively use RTI as effective tools in their daily as well as their professional life. The project also published 3 advocacy materials, such as stickers, posters and leaflets to promote the RTI in the project area.

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UNESCO ,   (2016 )
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Annual Report in English
Keywords:
CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS,ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS,HUMAN RIGHTS IN ARMED CONFLICTS,RIGHT OF ASYLUM,RIGHT TO PEACE,WOMEN'S RIGHTS,WORKERS' RIGHTS,ANIMAL RIGHTS,ARBITRARY DETENTION,COMMUNITY GRIEVANCE MECHANISMS,HUMAN RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT,HUMAN RIGHTS INDICATORS,HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING,HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY
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 UNESCO : Educational, Scientific and Cultural
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14.02.02  -  Human Rights
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