Right to Information (RTI) training at SAMATA foundation

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SAMATA foundation organized training on Right to Information (RTI) at its own hall on September 29th, 2015.  Foundation invited senior journalist and RTI scholar for the training of its staff. Senior Journalist, Shree Ram Poudel who is a renowned person in media sector is also doing his PHD on RTI. He highlighted on the act of RTI in Nepal and how common people can get access of it. He also described about the history of RTI in Middle East and in other part of the world.

After the training, SAMATA's fellows learned about the process to get information on the basic of their own rights. This training is considered as a valuable lesson for the  researchers to work on their respective fields .

 

MEDIA TRAINING

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MEDIA TRAINING SAMATA foundation organized media training for its staff on August 26th, 2015 at its own hall. Mr. Dharmendra Jha, the formar chairman of Federation of Nepalese Journalist and current advisor provided one day training to SAMATA's staff. The main purpose of the training is to train the staff and make them aware about the role of media in the NGO sector. The training was mainly focused on the media, its role and the benefit it can provide to the foundation. The media trainer Mr. Jha highlighted the issues related to Dalit movement, coverage of Dalit issues in different media and the outcome afterwards. He also trained the staff to prepare press releases, how to handle press and how to use media for positive response. After the training, SAMATA foundation's staffs were happy to learn about News and the essence that makes News and the way to express the views to the media person. They were quite confident to tackle with media person in any related subject or at any situations.

TRAINING

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  • Enumerators training .
  • Defender Training.
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  • In- house training on Research Methodology by Madhusudan Gautam on 4th 2015 .
  • In house Media training for SAMATA foundation's staff by Dharmendra Jha (Former president of Nepal Journalists Federation) on August 26th, 2015.
  • In house training on report writing,  APA format by Madhusudan Gautam.

SAMATA concluded Basic Human Rights Training to DHRDs

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Training of DHRDs on Dalit Human Rights Violation Monitoring (2016)

SAMATA foundation organized a three days Training to Dalit Human Rights Defenders to monitor Dalit Human Rights Violation in Nepal from 5th January to 7th January 2016 in Kathmandu. The training was conducted by SAMATA with the support of European Union and Christian Aid. 36 Dalit Human Rights Defenders from 33 districts had participated in the training. Among the participants there were 19 male and 17 female who were present on Hardik Hotel, Bagbazar for the training session.

The objectives of training were to deliver full knowledge about the Cast Based Discrimination and Untouchability (Offense and Punishment) Act 2011, to deliver practical knowledge and methodology of fact finding and documentation regarding to violation/abuse of human rights, to deliver clear method about the monitoring and evaluation of human rights violation and to mobilize DHRDs for minimization in the events of human right violation.

The opening ceremony of the training was chaired by Mr. Padam Sundas, Chairperson of SAMATA foundation.

After the opening ceremony, the training was conducted on the basis of pre-designed training module and materials. The sessions were carried out by both external resource persons as well as in house SAMATA human resources who were expert on their subject matters.
In the Training, Dalit scholar Yam Bahadur Kisan described about the key aspects of CBD and other forms of discrimination existing in South Asia. RDN Chairperson Ganesh BK also focused on Post disaster exclusion and discrimination against Dalit communities and on the engagement of DHRDs in the training session.
The training was conducted by using participatory methods. Brainstorming, facilitation by the resource persons, group discussion, sharing experiences, role-play and documentary show were some of the methods used during the training. During the training, the participants got opportunity to know about the various aspects of human rights, caste based discrimination, mechanism to address CDB, communication and advocacy tools and techniques and as well as they learnt the skills required to deal with CBD and Human Rights violations issues.

The training was formally concluded with certificate distribution on 7th January 2016.
After the training, trainers requested participants to apply the knowledge and skill to protect and promote Dalit Human Rights.

The DHRDs were capacitated on the national laws, standards, execution and redressal mechanisms, international human rights standards and mechanisms, skills on informed-advocacy, proactive policy advocacy of prevention and affirmative action and sustained monitoring and documentation skills.

SAMATA concluded Basic Human Rights Training to DHRDs

SAMATA foundation has recently concluded six days Training on Basic Human Rights to Capacitate Dalit Human Rights Defender (DHRD) in Nepal from 27 June 2013 to 2 July 2013 in Kathmandu. The training was conducted by SAMATA with the support of European Union and Christian Aid . 35 Dalit Human Rights Defenders from 33 districts had participated the training. Among 35 DHRDs, 19 were female and 16 were male.

The objectives of training were to deliver full knowledge about the Cast Based Discrimination and Untouchability (Offense and Punishment) Act 2011, to deliver practical knowledge and methodology of fact finding and documentation regarding to violation/abuse of human right, to deliver clear method about the monitoring and evaluation of the event of human right violation and to mobilize DHRDs for minimization in the events of human right violation.

The training was started with opening ceremony and the opening session of the training was chaired by Mr. Padam Sundas, Chairperson of SAMATA foundation where as Chief Guest was Ms. Shushila Shirpaili, chairperson of National Dalit Commission and other leaders of Dalit Civil Societies had attended the program. Most of the guests had delivered their speech about the necessities and importance of training, roles and responsibilities of Dalit human right defenders, concept and importance of human right as well as challenges to address Dalit human right.

After the opening ceremony, the formal sessions of training were started. The training was conducted on the basis of pre-designed training module and materials. The sessions were carried out by both external resource persons as well as in house SAMATA human resources who were expert on their subject matters. The training was conducted by using participatory methods. Brainstorming, facilitation by the resource persons, group discussion, sharing experiences, role-play and documentary show were some of the methods used during the training. During the training, the participants got opportunity to know about the various aspects of human rights, caste based discrimination, mechanism to address CDB, communication and advocacy tools and techniques and as well as they learnt the skills required to deal with CBD and HR violations issues.

The training was formally concluded with graduation ceremony on 2 July 2013. The chief guest of the graduation ceremony was Hon. Khim Bahadur Bishwakarma, Vice-Chairperson of Dalit Development Committee, Government of Nepal whereas Mr. Anand Kumar, Country Representative, Christian Aid, India was as special guest. The leaders of Dalit Civil Societies, representatives from National Dalit Commission, Badi Development Board were presented there. The participants were graduated with certificate and Human Rights Monitoring Jackets. The five representatives from participants got opportunity to share their learning experiences during the training. The five representatives were Mr. Rabin Shiwa from eastern region, Ms. Manika Pariyar from central region, Ms. Jyoti Gandhari from western region, Mr. Basanta Pariyar from mid western region and Mr. Rajendra Raika from far western region.  Among five representatives two were female participants. The guest of that program appraised the successful completion of the training and congratulated to the participants. They requested participants to apply the knowledge and skill to protect and promote Dalit Human Rights.

The DHRDs were capacitated on the national laws, standards, execution and redressal mechanisms, international human rights standards and mechanisms, skills on informed-advocacy, proactive policy advocacy of prevention and affirmative action and sustained monitoring and documentation skills.

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