“PAHUNCH: Strengthening the poor and Marginalizend’s Access to Justice and Security in Nepal”
The Department for International Development (DFID) awarded funding to SFCG led consortium to implement a 4-year project (January 2015 to December 2018) titled “PAHUNCH: Strengthening the poor and Marginalizend’s Access to Justice and Security in Nepal”
The project is being implemented in partnership with the Centre for Legal Research Resource Development (CeLRRd), Human Right and Community Development Academy Nepal (HUCODAN), and Centre for Security and Justice Studies (CSJS) in the centre and Himalayan Community Development Forum (HICODEF) has been assigned for implementation in Nawalprasi District. The project also has media mobilisation for mass awareness in the sector of justice and security so the Madhybindu FM and Radio Parasi have been assigned in Nawalparasi district. The partnership has started from 25 September to 31st August 2018. The project will be implemented in 180 VDCs of 12 target district with the aim to improve access to security and justice for poor and marginalized communities, specifically woman, in Nepal.
Primary target groups of the project are the poor and marginalized groups, including: Madhesi communities in the Southern VDCs of Siraha, Saptari, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Nawalparasi, Rupandehi and Kapilvastu, Muslim communities, especially the Muslim woman in Kapilvastu and Rupandehi district and the ethnical communities in the Northern hill in Nawaparasi district.
Secondary target groups of the project are the security and justice sector actor and stakeholders, including: Nepal Police District Bar Association, judges, lawyers and public prosecutors. Similarly the other secondary target group includes journalists who participants in media-centric activities and decision makers who participants in national police dialogue at the centre level.
The outcome is that “the poor and marginalized communities, specifically woman, will have improved security and access to justice” with the following five outputs / deliverable:
Output 1: Citizens have increased knowledge about exiting legal provisions system and procedures around security and access to justice.
Output 2: Citizens and police have improved trust and mutual accountability.
Output 3: Improved responsiveness from the police in providing necessary information and services to the public specifically the poor, marginalized and the woman.
Output 4: The poor and marginalized communities (specifically woman) have improved access and responsiveness from the formal justice system including court official and legal aid.
Output 5: The poor and marginalized communities (including woman) have increased access to community mediation services.
Events completed so far