Fundamental Rights in Nepal: Status & Way Forward
Nepal embraces several constitutional promises to the people, in particular those left and put behind, on the path to equality, dignity, and liberty under Fundamental Rights. For many in the country, these rights are hoped to be the compensation to the past wrongdoing and promises for a better future. The video documentary, Fundamental Rights in Nepal: Status & Way Forward, is an attempt to assess the realisation of those constitutional promises, opportunities and challenges ahead. The 20- minute documentary is in Nepali language with English sub-title.
Social Development in Nepal (2021)
Social Development in Nepal (2021) is a video report that highlights (1) why social development plays a crucial role in facilitating excluded groups access to development resources, (2) how social development is arranged in federal, provincial, and local governments’ policy and planning frameworks, and (III) how state and non-state actors observe the realisation of social development promises with a focus in Madhesh Province in Nepal. The 23- minute report is produced in Nepali, and has subtitle in English.
COVID-19 & Marginalised Groups
COVID-19 has affected all walks of life. However, the effect is more among the groups already suffering from poverty and different forms of vulnerability. COVID-19 & Marginalised Groups is a video report featuring how does the pandemic affects the country, and the people- in particular the minority and marginalised. The report also briefly highlights Support Nepal’s endeavours in helping the local communities and governments in their preparation and response against COVID-19 with a focus on keeping the needs of poor and vulnerable groups at the centre. 18:45-minute video report is produced in Nepali with English sub-title, and also includes voices in regional language/s.
Nepal’s new Constitution (2015) stresses on the public administration which is impartial, effective, transparent, accountable and participatory. Our Government is a video report of the contributions Support Nepal (SNP) is making towards the realization of this constitutional spirit of inclusive and open governance system at the local level. The video report consists of (1) the legal and policy provisions for local governments in Nepal, (2) how an inclusive and accountable local governance system can mainstream the rights and participation of all Nepalese, including the excluded groups, and (3) how SNP is helping the local governments in realizing the need for and instituting the foundation of inclusive governance system which is open, accountable and participatory. The 20-minute video report is produced in Nepali with English sub-title.
Journey Towards Inclusion
Nepal has travelled a long way to transform a unitary and centralised society into a representative and federal country. But there is a long way to go to realise the meaningful participation of those left out or left behind as envisioned in the new Constitution of Nepal (2015). The documentary, Journey Towards Inclusion, is based on the crucial social and political developments in Nepal in recent years to bring the excluded communities in the national mainstream; our contribution to increasing the meaningful participation of minority and marginalised groups; and the roads ahead to reach to an equity-based equal society.
Federalism for All
The Constitution of Nepal (2015) adopts the federal form of governance system: restructuring the country in 7 provinces and 753 local levels; divides constitutional powers with federal, provincial and local governments; recognises the state as multi-lingual, multi-ethnic, and multi-religious; and grants reservation to the excluded as well as to the traditionally dominant groups. In short, there is everything for almost everyone. The question is- how much do Nepalese people know of the federal form of governance system? Or, what are the provisions that could help further to realise social inclusion? The documentary, Federalism for All, is Support Nepal’s effort to help educate the people, especially the minority and marginalised groups, about Nepalese federal system and the affirmative measures integrated therein.
Towards Prosperity: Poverty & (In)equality in Nepal
The TV programme aimed at highlighting the interrelationship between poverty and inequality in Nepal. The programme consists of four sections: background of Nepal, ecological and political; poverty in Nepal, definition, measurement, trends, and distribution patterns; inequality in Nepal, differing HDI and poverty incidences across regions, social groups, and occupations; and discussion on anti-poverty efforts, focus, interventions, achievements, and SNP’s interventions to highlight the link between poverty and inequality from minority rights’ perspective.
Two major earthquakes hit Nepal on 25 April and 12 May, 2015, killing over 8,500. We traveled to the 6 most affected districts, amid the aftershocks, to find out what's being done to rescue the affected ones and whether relief was reaching to the intended victims. This is a short-synopsis of how we tried to fill the information gap much needed to concentrate the immediate rescue and relief efforts reaching to the victims.