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August-September 2012 Issue
Feminist Dalit Organization
Kupondol, Lalitpur, Nepal.
G.P.O. Box No.: 4366, Ktm.
Sumitra Sob sets Example of Community Leadership
Chetana Women's group is one of the exemplary women's groups of FEDO. The group that was formed in November, 2012 and has been actively participating in government led need identification meeting (for development intervention). The group has been successful in securing budget for Dalit women specific needs in the locality of the current fiscal year. Although the group is only a month old, led by an active Dalit woman activist, Sumitra Sob, it has been able to secure funds for income generating activities from the Village Development Committee (VDC).
A Case of Successful Youth Dalit Women Leadership
Kalpana Nepali is one of the well-known and popular social activists in Chitwan District. She has been working as the President of FEDO Chapter in Chitwan District. Due to her rigorous commitments and efforts, she has become an established member and activist of the Dalit's movement. Now, she occupies a number of key positions including in Dalit Co-ordination Committee, District Development Committee, and General Assembly Representative of Nepali Congress from Chitwan election area number four.
Dhaula Devi Parki rose to the Leadership from Deprivation
Dhaula Devi Parki , the eldest daughter of Narvin Tiruwa and Gauri Devi Tiruwa. Is the resident of Dadheldhura district. In the society, there was a belief that the education is unnecessary for girls. People in society used to force girls for early marriage. Her father worked in India as a labourer. Due to his exposure in urban centres in India, he was somehow aware of the importance of education for girls. With the support of her father, she acquired the education up to grade 3. Because of social pressure, she was married under age. In the early age, she gave birth to 5 children (3 daughters and 2 sons). She brought up her children under tough poverty and deprivation.
Joint Celebration of 21st March
March 21st is the designated "International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination" throughout the world. On this important day, many people consolidate their efforts in the fight against racism and casteism. This day reminds us of the Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa in 1960 when police opened fire on hundreds of peaceful demonstrators against apartheid’s passbook laws. The police killed 69 demonstrators and wounded 186. To make sure it would never be forgotten, in 1966, the United Nations declared March 21st the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in memory of this tragedy.
8th March 103rd International Women's Daly
8th March, an International Women’s Day is a global celebration that highlights the rich diversity of women from around the globe and the unique accomplish¬ments and struggles that connect them. It is an opportunity for global women to raise their voices for the establishment of sustainable peace, their inclusion in all sectors of state mechanism and to end violence against women.
Training on Leadership and Human Rights
FED0 organized a Three days Leadership development and 2 days Human Rights Training from 18th to 22nd February 2013 in its Central office. The training was done under the project 'Increasing Dalit Women's Political Participation for Sustainable Peace in Nepal'(SPIN-IDWPP). Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO) organized 5 days Training of Trainers (ToT) on Leadership and Human Rights under its project 'Increasing Dalit Women's Political Participation for Sustainable Peace in Nepal'. The training is targeted for the 20 Dalit women leaders affiliated to different political parties. These leaders were nominated from their respective parties to participate in the empowerment programme under the aforementioned project.