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Faith Leaders and Rights Activists come together to address GBV issues in COVID-19 in Community


August 29, Lalitpur-

A training on “Training National-level Faith Leaders on GBV issues raised due to COVID-19 in Community ” started today with prayers by faith leaders from various faith communities, at Siddhartha Cottage in Lalitpur.

Bimala Shrestha Introducing IPFN

The training was organized by  (IPFN), a national level network composed of over dozen and half registered NGOs and networks in the field of interfaith peace, community development and advocacy.

Nishi Shrestha, facilitating the training

The facilitator was Nishi Shrestha Adhikari, a seasoned trainer and facilitator in the field of women empowerment, gender-based violence, and rights who has the experience of having worked in South and East Asia in various countries like China, Shree Lanka, Combodia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and others.

Dinesh Shrestha, leading Group Discussion          on Violence on Men & Women

“Role plays for Power Walk, introspection by the faith leaders and activists, and free and heated but cordial discussions on various issues made the programme lively”, said Dinesh Babu Shresth, representing Initiative for Transformation Nepal, also an advocate and a pastor.

The programme was supported by Bread for the World, a Germany-bsed humanitarian foundation working for peace and interfaith dialogue.

“It was good to have varius faith leaders, NGO workers, and rights activists, who can influence the community for the better,” remarked Bimala Shrestha, Programme Manager of IPFN.

The programme will conclude tomorrow, with certain resilutions and plan of action.

Various Moments from the Training:


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