ASD in collaboration with Saipatri Club, Syangja organized a half-day workshop on “Higher Secondary Education: Issues and Challenges” on 7th September 2012, at Pokhara. Representatives from HISAN, HISTAN, teachers involved in higher secondary education, representatives from school management committee (+2) and representatives from regional higher secondary education board participated in the workshop. The workshop focused on the major issues and challenges of higher secondary education in relation to affiliation, curriculum, examination system and structural integration of higher secondary level (+2) within the School Sector Reform Plan (SSRP).
ASD conducted a three-day workshop for young women leaders from 28th -30th August, 2012 in Nepalgunj.The objective of the training was to enhance the capacity of emerging young women leaders to play an effective role in reducing violence against women in their communities and make them aware of the theoretical and practical aspects of Gender and Advocacy. 19 young women from various districts of Mid- western, Far Western and Central Regions of Nepal participated in the workshop and shared issues from their own communities concerning women.
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.
ASD in collaboration with Bikash Nepal,Parsa organized a half-day workshop on “Continuous Assessment System (CAS) - Status and Challenges” on 29th August 2012, at Birgunj. Representatives from District Education Office, school teachers, resource persons mobilized by DEO, representatives from teacher’s union, school management committee and parents participated in the workshop. The workshop primarily focused on the provision of “Continuous Assessment System (CAS)” within the Education Policy of the government. The understanding among the stakeholders regarding CAS, its implementation status in Parsa, the major challenges and the possible way forward for better implementation of the CAS were discussed during the workshop.
The ASD organized a regional discussion on “Implementation Status of National Action Plan on UN Resolution 1325 and 1820 in the Eastern Region of Nepal”. The program was held in Biratnagar on 13 August 2012 with participants consisting of Joint Secretary of Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction, Women Development Committee representatives, Civil Society members, Conflict affected women sand other Government Authorities. The purpose of the program was to bring out the issues related to National Action Plan (NAP) 1325 and 1820 particularly in the Eastern region.