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.
ASD in collaboration with Accountability Watch Committee (AWC) and Lawyers Forum for Civil Liberties organized an interaction program on 'Vetting in Democracy and Electoral Laws in Nepal' on 3 September 2014 in Lalitpur. The objective of the program was to discuss and prepare a common understaning of civil society to restrict the candidates with human rights violations and criminal background in the upcoming elections. A total of 25 participants consisting of lawyers, journalists and human rights activists participated in the program.
ASD in collaboration with OSF grantee Disabled Empowerment and Communication Centre (DECC) Nepal organized a half day interaction program on "Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the Electoral Process" on 24 March 2013 in Kathmandu. The objective of the program was to raise the concerns of the persons with disabilities in the election process. A total of 56 persons with disabilities, representatives from Election Commission, National Human Rights Commission, Lawyers, Journalists and Political Parties were present at the program.
DECC Nepal in coordination with National Federation of Disabled Nepal prepared and submitted a memorandum to the Election Commissioner and Home Ministry mainly regarding the issues of political representation, inclusion in voters list, access to voter education and access to polling stations in the proposed Constitution Assembly Election.
The ASD organized “Training on Human Rights” from 04-08 February 2013 at Chitwan with the aim to build the capacity of human rights defenders/activists working in different districts. The objective of the program was to impart in-depth knowledge to participants on the human rights norms and practices and to develop an informed pool of human rights activists and facilitators.
To express strong dissatisfaction over the ordinance proposed on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, ASD in coordination with Accountability Watch Committee (AWC) organized a half day discussion program on 05 September, 2012 in Kathmandu with human rights activists, lawyers, journalists, members of civil society and conflict vicitims. The objective of the program was to raise concern on the process and content of the proposed ordinances which undermines the rights to justice of the victim and which was prepared without consulation with the victims and the civil society members.
The ASD organized a "Training of Trainers on Human Rights" from 05-08 July, 2012 at Bhedetar, Dhankuta with the aim of building capacity of human rights defenders/activists working in different districts. The training was focused on human rights norms, principles and provisions of national and international human rights instruments.The objectives of the program was to impart in-depth knowledge to participants on the concept of human rights and provisions of major international human rights instrument and to develop an informed pool of human rights activists and facilitators.
The training was facilitated by experts from Nepal and India.