2016

Day of Action 2016

In Bhaktapur, AAFNO organised a small programme.

In Pokhara, Youth RISE Nepal planned media interaction with press release, solidarity note, media outreach, as well as a rally with t-shirts down the streets, a futsal match between methadone users and law enforcement, an orientation program for law enforcement officials, and a bicycle rally.

2015

Day of Action 2015

Youth RISE Nepal and YKAP Nepal (A national HIV network of young key population in Nepal) organised events in seven cities across the country. Activities included a candlelight programme and documentary show in Lalitpur; media outreach and a petition in Pokhara; a press meeting, candlelight programme, interactive discussions and blood donation in Chitwan; a cross-border awareness programme, debate and volleyball match in Nepalgunj; a football tournament and petition in Surkhet; a debate, petition and candlelight programme in Birantnagar; and a bike rally and documentary show on harm reduction in Butwal. For more details, please read the full report of the day of action.

2014

Day of Action 2014

Partners in Nepal launched an online petition calling for drug policy reform, and held a range of events across 13 cities: Bhaktapur, Biratnagar, Birtamod, Butwal, Chitwan, Dhangadi, Dharan, Kathmandu, Mahendranagar, Nepalgunj, Pokhara, Surkhet and Syangja. Activities included rallies, press conferences and radio talk programmes, petitions, etc. Bam Dev Gautam, the Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal, joined the action by signing the petition poster.

2014

Day of Action 2014

Partners in Nepal launched an online petition calling for drug policy reform, and held a range of events across 13 cities: Bhaktapur, Biratnagar, Birtamod, Butwal, Chitwan, Dhangadi, Dharan, Kathmandu, Mahendranagar, Nepalgunj, Pokhara, Surkhet and Syangja. Activities included rallies, press conferences and radio talk programmes, petitions, etc. Bam Dev Gautam, the Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal, joined the action by signing the petition poster.

2013

Day of Action 2013

In Nepal, the Support. Don’t Punish Day of Action took place in two different cities, Pokhara and Kathmandu. It was organised by Youth Rise Nepal in collaboration with the other 20 organisations, including Save the Nepal Foundation, the National Users Network of Nepal and Manish Care Foundation.

The demonstration gathered around 200 people in Kathmandu in two main locations: at the Basanta Pur Palace Square, which is one of the busiest areas near the District police office Kathmandu, and at Laltipur (Jawlakhel) where most of the UN agencies and organisations are located.

Representatives of government agencies, the Ministry of Home affairs, UN agencies, the police, community leaders and most of the national media were present in Kathmandu.

In Pokhara around 150 people joined the demonstration, which consisted in a rally in Chiple Dhunga (the most busy market area), starting and ending in the Pokhara cityhall. In Pokhara, representatives from the district police office, the district administration office, local and national medias, the general public, students and representatives of community service centres were present. The campaign statement translated in Nepali was read and submitted to the district administration office.

The demonstration took place on the same day as the official celebration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by the Ministry of Home Affairs in Lalitpur.

Lead organisation:

  • Gateway foundation nepal
  • Manish care foundation
  • Save the life nepal
  • Naulo Ghumti nepal
  • Dristi nepal
  • Aavash samuha
  • Pariwartan samuha
  • Naya bazaar youth club
  • Recovering nepal
  • New vision
  • Saarathi nepal
  • Community support group
  • The recovering group
  • Saathi samuha
  • Union C
  • National user network of nepal
  • Richmond fellowship nepal
  • Kaski mother group
  • Namuna
  • Ashal chimeki