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    • People’s SAARC Punjab Strategy meeting held

      People’s SAARC Pakistan, organised strategy meeting in Lahore, Punjab on 14 October at Progressive Labour Federation office. Over 40 activists from peasants’ organisations, women’s organisations, trade unions, social and political activists attended the meeting. The meeting was chaired by Nazli...

    • People’s SAARC Regional Convergence 2014 organised in Nepal

      South Asian people's movements (women, youth, peasants, labour, socially marginalised groups) and civil society organisations organised a regional convergence from 22 to 24 November 2014 in the form of People's SAARC, parallel to the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal. The overarching theme of...

    • People's SAARC Regional Planning Meeting held

      People's SAARC Regional Planning Meeting heldThe regional planning meeting of People’s SAARC was organised on 14 September 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal.  The planning meeting mainly focused on People’s SAARC mobilisation at the national and regional level for the regional convergence of People’s SAARC, which will be organised in Kathmandu, Nepal....

  • People's SAARC in Media

    • Nepal: People's SAARC challenges regional elite's agenda

      By Farooq Tariq The 18th South Asian Associations for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit took place at Kathmandu, Nepal on November 25 and 26. The heads of the eight states of South Asia took part in the summit. Kathmandu was a showcase of what has happened repeatedly in the three decades since the...

    • People's SAARC wraps up with 24-point declaration

      HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE KATHMANDU: The three-day long People’s SAARC Convergence-2014 concluded today with a 24-point declaration. People’s SAARC also handed over the declaration to the government of Nepal as Nepal is hosting the 18th SAARC Summit. Coordinator of People’s SAARC Regional Convergence...

    • People’s SAARC kicks off in capital, around 80 issues to be discussed

      Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bam Dev Gautam has said the government was committed to  promulgating an inclusive, proportional and democratic constitution within coming January 22. Opening the People’s SAARC Regional Convergence amidst a programme here Saturday, Minister...

Human rights defenders from Sri Lankan civil society organisations (CSOs) visited the SAAPE and People’s SAARC secretariat in Kathmandu, Nepal on 14 December 2013. The 11-member delegation included SAAPE and People’s SAARC member organisations, namely; Rights NOW: Collective for Democracy, National Fisheries Solidarity (NAFSO), Families of the Disappeared, Right to Life and the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR).

The purpose of the Sri Lankan Civil Society Study Tour delegation was to dialogue with like-minded CSOs and activists of Nepal especially on post-conflict challenges and experiences of CSOs’ engagement with the political movements and parties. The visiting delegation also introduced their initiative, the People’s Commission for Human Rights (PCHR) - a national platform of Sri Lankan Human Rights Defenders - which would be formally launched in Sri Lanka in February 2014.

At the SAAPE and People’s SAARC secretariat meeting on 14 December, the history as well as activities of SAAPE and People’s SAARC was shared with the delegation. The visiting delegates also met with the NGO Federation of Nepal (NFN), the Feminist Dalit Organisation (FEDO) and the Advocacy Forum. In addition, on 15 November, a two-hour long interactive session was held with Mr. Gauri Pradhan, ex-commissioner of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).