Nepal Monitor provides two-day digital security training to human rights organizations
On March 10, Nepal Monitor posted on its Facebook page that it had “conducted a two-day digital security training on the 26th and 27th of February to professionals working/involved in different human rights organizations.”
Peace Brigades International supports NepalMonitor.org, a Collective Campaign for Peace (COCAP) protection and conflict prevention initiative. COCAP is a Kathmandu-based national network of 43 peace and human rights non-governmental organizations.
As readers will know, Nepal is a country with a population of about 30 million people in South Asia bordered by China to the north and India to the south.
Peace Brigades International provided accompaniment to human rights defenders in Nepal from 2006 to 2013. That was in the immediate aftermath of the 1996-2006 Nepalese Civil War (also known as the Maoist Insurgency) in which the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) overthrew the Nepalese monarchy.
At that time, PBI developed the Nepal Monitor.
Peace Brigades International has previously noted, “Both the Maoist insurgents and government forces committed human rights and humanitarian law violations including extrajudicial execution, torture, displacement, arbitrary arrests and detention. None of those responsible have yet been held to account.”
PBI’s current work in Nepal, as noted in our 2018 Annual Review, highlights, “Two international and five Nepali staff members based in Kathmandu coordinate the Nepal Monitor, an initiative established to provide protection and to prevent conflict by mapping security incidents and human rights violations in the country.”