Voices of Nepal: Namaste to human rights

It’s been a couple of months since International Human Rights Day, when we highlighted examples of our work from around the world.

Since then our posts have been showcasing our human rights work in new ways – you can see examples on our interactive map.

In the documentary below, human rights defenders share their views ahead of Nepal’s first Universal Periodic Review by the Human Rights Council in Geneva. The film was commissioned by the British Embassy in Kathmandu, which is providing support to voices of civil society working to protect human rights in Nepal. By telling their personal stories, the individuals in the video highlight a host of different issues – from cultural and caste discrimination to extra-judicial killings and the challenges of protecting basic freedoms in a country that has experienced years of conflict.

Having witnessed some of the issues first hand while volunteering as a teacher in Nepal, I found this particularly moving. Watch the film, and tell us what you think using the comment function.

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