ASD organized a three day workshop for its Policy Fellows on “Producing policy-relevant analysis and Writing to influence decision-making” from 27-29 October, 2013 at Lalitpur. As a part of the four month policy fellowship program, this workshop was organized to equip the fellows with the knowledge, skills and resources to develop evidence-driven arguments and effective policy papers, which communicate a compelling and policy relevant position and so provide a strong foundation for policy advocacy.
Senior Trainers from International Centre for Policy Advocacy (ICPA), conducted the workshop.
ASD women’s program organized a seven days basic training on 'Psycho-Social Counseling' from October 22-28, 2013 in Kathmandu. The objective of the program was to enhance the skill and knowledge of the participants to deal with violence affected women/ individuals from psycho-social perspective. A total of 18 participants from the partner organizations of women and human rights programs participated in the program.
ASD Youth Programme in collaboration with Association of Youth Organisations in Nepal (AYON) conducted a discussion programme on “Addressing the Issues of Youth in the Upcoming Constituent Assembly Election” on September 20, 2013 in Kathmandu. The objective of the programme was to provide a common platform for youths wings of political parties, civil society, youth leaders and youth from diverse group to emphasize the need of addressing youth issue(s) in the memorandum for the upcoming CA election up to its implementation. A total of 43 participants consisting of youth leaders from eight political parties and youth led organisations participated in the programme.
ASD Women's Program organized a one day interaction program on "The recent trend of Witchcraft and Violence against Women in Nepal" on September 11, 2013 in Kathmandu. The program was organized with the objective to raise the issues of witchcraft and violence against women and to discuss about the collective strategies of concerned stakeholders on its preventive mechanism. A total of 47 participants comprised of human right defenders, civil society members, lawyers, sociologists, journalists and the representatives from The Ministry of Women Children and Social Welfare, Nepal Human Right Commission and Nepal Women’s Commission participated in the program.
ASD in collaboration with Accountability Watch Committee (AWC), Constitutional Lawyers Forum (CLAF) and Democratic Freedom and Human Rights Institute (DFHRI) organized adiscussion program on 'Environment for Free, Fair and Credible election' on 5 September 2013 in Kathmandu. The objective of the program was to discuss the challenges of free, fair and credible election of Constituent Assembly proposed for 19 November 2013. A total of 25 participants consisting of lawyers and human rights activists participated in the program.