Youth Action Nepal / Youth involvement for nation building
Youth Action Nepal (YOAC) came in existence in the year 2003 with the initiation of Nepalese university students considering the vulnerable social, economic and political situation of Nepal after the origination of armed conflict and the existing structural forms of human rights violations. There are considerable numbers of NGOs and community based organisations and their activities have also reached through out the country but there was still the lack of organisation that had purely focused their activities for the active involvement of youth in community development process.
YOAC’s activities are also focused on respecting the inherent human rights of the people which are reflected in international human rights instruments including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). YOAC also believes that unless making people aware about their rights and duties it is worthless to initiate development projects. At the same time all development projects should address the need of marginalised people who are facing injustice and out of the main stream of development process.
SangSangai on Love, AIDS and Sexuality among YIC members
Bashu Higher Secondary School, Bhaktapur 29 September 2008
SangSangai is an innovative edutainment tool to create awareness among young people in HIV/AIDS, STI, gender and different aspects of sexuality through participatory approach.
Movement to end all forms of violence against women
Maitighar Mandala, Kathmandu 27 July 2008
Youth Action Nepal(YOAC) has extended its solidarity to the movement to end all forms of Violences against women. YOAC has been selected to work in the coordinating committe to carry out this movement for this week. Various human rights organizations, members of civil society, human rights defenders and other supporters in coordination with Movement Struggle Committe against all forms of violence against women have been organizing relay hunger strike from sixteen days.
Biratnagar, December 2008 To bring into reality the vision of social forum in Nepal, more than 2 dozens of youth organizations and national/international solidarity organizations in the coordination of Youth Action Nepal together organized the Nepal Youth Social Forum (NYSF)-2063 for the first time in Kathmandu. The feeling of all world social forums ‘Volunteerism and the activities based on it’ was also followed in the NYSF-2063. In NYSF-2063, around 2000 youth from all over the country gathered in the common forum and organized more than 100 different programs in two days.
A similar Social Forum was organized successfully in Nepalgunj this year coordinated by Youth Action Nepal with more than 100 organizations by participation of over 4000 youths of various sectors.
For the continuity of the initiative, this year NYSF-2065 is going to be organized in Biratnagar Eastern Development Region. Behind the fact of organizing most of the high level programs in Kathmandu, this initiative of organizing NYSF outside Kathmandu valley would prove its vitality of being people’s forum.
Date: December 2008
All social organisations and individuals are invited to join hands in this social initiative.