International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA)
The International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) is the global movement against gun violence - a network of 800 civil society organisations working in 120 countries to stop the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons (SALW). IHRICON has been working as a networking organization of International action network on Small Arms (IANSA) since 2001.
For more details International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA)
International Alert - UNSCR1325
International Alert is an independent peace building organisation working in over 20 countries and territories around the world. International Alert's dual approach involves working directly with people affected by violent conflict as well as at Government, EU and UN levels to shape both policy and practice in building sustainable peace. IHRICON was the first NGO to introduce Resolution 1325 to the people and organisations within Nepal with the support of International Alert.
For more information International Alert - UNSCR1325
South Asia Small Arms Network (SASA-Net)
South Asia Small Arms Network SASA-Net Nepal was established on December 19, 2003. The network is focused on placing the problem of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SAWL) firmly on the political and public agenda through publicizing the human impact of small arms misuse. The network has been formed to create awareness and to disseminate information about the harms caused by small arms and to influence the Government to implement resolutions accepted in the UN conference of 2001. Institute of Human Rights Communication Nepal (IHRICON) has associated with SASA-Net since its inception.
The article "Use of Small Arms & Its Psychological Impact in Society by Shobha Gautam (IHRICON President) was published in the book named "Nepal at Barrel of Gun" published by South Asia Partnership Nepal http://www.sapnepal.org.np in 2006 . The article comprises the arms trafficking and impact of armed conflict on women and children. It raised awareness on causes and consequences of the misuse of Small Arms and Light Weapons amongst the community and by the Government.
South Asia Peace Alliance (SAPA)
The South Asia Peace Alliance (SAPA) is a peace network which works in the South Asian region to promote peace through non-violent action. It has its Core Group organizations in
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The focus of the alliance is nonviolence, peace education, South Asian identity and free movement of people, and media & nonviolence. SAPA intends to reach out to, and incorporate, other South Asian countries in the near future.
History of SAPA:
The South Asia Peace Alliance (SAPA) came into being on April 6th 2006 at the end of a three year process of consultation and jointaction in the South Asia region. Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have been involved since November 2005. The seeds had been planted in Dhaka, Bangladesh in April 2003 with a six days workshop "Peace is the way- conflict transformation in South Asia" involving 23 South Asia participants representing 14 South Asian voluntary organisations and people's movements. People from the marginalized areas of North East India and the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh were included as were grassroots activists. The workshop was facilitated by Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW), Britain with assistance from four Quakers from different parts of the world.
This led to three further invitations that enabled a total of a further thirty South Asian people to experience exposure and training in Ahimsa (non-violence) offered by Ekta Parishad and the Gandhi Peace Foundation India.
These experience took place in Orissa (December 2004); Delhi and Madhya Pradesh (June 2005); Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh(November 2005). A Memorandum of Understanding was written to seven South Asian organizations in six countries recommending that the idea be further explored. The South Asia Peace Alliance (SAPA) has been launched at the consultation hosted by IHRICON in Nepal 4-6 April 2006.
SAPA's vision of a desirable South Asia is violence free region where peace and non-violence are first preference for all and relations across individuals and families, communities and nations are characterized by equity, justice, brotherhood and harmony. SAPA considers South Asia as one family.
» Gandhi Peace Foundation (GPF)
» Ekta Parishad (EP)
» Gono Unnayan prochesta (GUP)
» Institute of Human Rights Communication, (IHRICON)
» Peace&Community Action (PCA)
» South Asia Partnership (SAP-PK)
» Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW)
» American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
SAPA Declaration for a violence free South Asia
Recognizing the prevailing tensions and rising violence in the South Asia Region and believing that peaceful co-existence in necessary, the South Asia Peace Alliance (SAPA) is the result of a three year long consultative process and action which has included voluntary organizations, people's movements and individuals from six South Asian countries (Afganistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), and also draws from experience at the international level.
SAPA aims to promote sustainable peace through the philosophy and practice of Ahimsa (non-violence) by addressing structural and other forms of violence that affected a large number of marginalized people across the region.
SAPA recognized the rich potential of youth energy, women's power of the community at large as a means of bringing about fundamental and necessary change. We believe that a South Asian community can emerge where women and men, girls and boys can rise above immense level of fear and discrimination to achieve their human potential and to transform their society.
We appeal to like-minded organizations and individuals, who are prepared to put their trust in the power of ahimsa (non-violence), to join the movement and to take up the challenge of a violence- free South Asia. For more details
Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP)
The GNWP is a program hosted by the International Civil society Action Network (ICAN), a network that aims to strengthen civil society, and women’s participation and influence in conflict prevention, social justice, coexistence, and peace building efforts, in situations of closed political space and conflict affected states. There are 35 member organisations in the network. IHRICON is one the member of the ICAN. For more details GNWP.