Representatives of founder member organizations of HR Alliance, prominent human rights activists, civil society leaders, representatives of development partners, Central Committee Members of HR Alliance, among others, were present during the occasion.

HR Alliance Celebrates 13th Anniversary


Human Rights Alliance celebrated its 13th Anniversary on July 13, 2012 in Kathmandu. Prominent human rights activist and former member of NHRC Sushil Pyakurel inaugurated the celebration by lighting 13 candles.

Representatives of founder member organizations of HR Alliance, prominent human rights activists, civil society leaders, representatives of development partners, Central Committee Members of HR Alliance, among others, were present during the occasion.

Chairperson of HR Alliance Ganesh B.K. welcomed the participants during the program. He pointed out that HR Alliance was established 13 years ago to ensure social justice and uphold the human rights of the people. He added that HR Alliance was established by 7 organizations that work in the field of human rights and social justice.
Since its formation, the alliance has conducted three National Conventions. After its second General Assembly, HR Alliance set up member organizations in 75 districts. Presently, it has more than 1500 member organizations.

After its third General Assembly, Human Rights Alliance launched the campaign "One Village Development Committee (VDC), One Human Rights Defender", whose goal was to institute one Human Rights Defender (HRD) in each of the VDCs and one HRD in each ward at the municipal level. Ganesh B.K further explained that HR Alliance has been establishing a network with various federations to ensure human rights and social justice.

Meanwhile, human rights activist Sushil Pyakurel extended his best wishes to friends and well wishers of HR Alliance. He stressed that the new generation must listen to experienced elder people and should analyze their guidelines and direction in order to move ahead. He recalled the human rights movement which started during the Panchayati regime. He said there could not be justice unless everyone internalizes their rights and upholds democracy and good governance. He noted that after the democratic movement of 2046, Nepal started to sign various treaties and conventions including civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.