Agreement between the GoN and the Rastriya Badi Adkhikar Sangharsha Samiti

Country/entity
Nepal
Region
Asia and Pacific
Agreement name
Agreement between the GoN and the Rastriya Badi Adkhikar Sangharsha Samiti
Date
15/10/2007
Agreement status
Multiparty signed/agreed
Agreement/conflict level
Intrastate/intrastate conflict (Nepalese Insurgency (1996 - 2006)
Inspired by the Maoist insurgency in Peru in the early 1990s, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) – CPN(M) – declared war on the Nepalese government in February 1996. A key demand was the transformation of Nepal from a monarchy into a ‘People’s Republic’. Following a pronounced Maoist military strategy, the CPN(M) focused their insurgency on the rural areas. They gained significantly in strength and it took heavy international military support to stabilize the Nepalese government in 2002. After public protests escalated in Kathmandu in 2004, the Nepalese King Gyanendra took authoritarian control over the government. In the cities, a strong popular movement for democracy emerged, forcing the government into fast progressing peace negations in 2006 that concluded with the signing of a Comprehensive Peace Accord on 21 November 2006.
Nepalese Insurgency (1996 - 2006) )
Stage
Implementation/renegotiation (Addresses new or outstanding issues)
Conflict nature
Government
Peace process
88: Nepal peace process
Parties
Sd.
Uma Devi Badi
Coordinator
Rastriya Badi Adhikar Sangharsha
Samiti Talks Team

Sd.
Ram Chandra Poudel
Coordinator
GoN Talks Team
Third parties
Description
A short agreement between the Government of Nepal and the Rastriya Badi Adkhikar Sangharsha Samiti agreed after several rounds of talks.

Agreement document
NP_071015_GoN and Rastriya BadiAdhikar Sangharsha Samiti.pdf

Main category
Page 1, 1: The report presented by the secretary-level task force formed as per the agreement of the two sides on October 2, 2007 shall be agreed to in principle. The use of words such as bhaand [those who bring social vices], badeni [female Badi], patar [characterless] [tr. all three words are discriminatory to Badis], etc shall immediately be stopped and provision shall immediately be made to provide citizenship to the Badi communities all over the country.

Page 1, 2: In order to sequentially implement all the points stated in the report, including the provision of scholarship to children of the Badi community, a Study Task Force shall be constituted under the coordination of gazetted first-class officers as determined by the Government of Nepal. The said Task Force shall include officer-level representatives from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Local Development, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Labour and Transport Management, Ministry of Land Reforms and Management, Ministry of Education and Sports, Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation, Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, and Ministry of Health and Population and two representatives from the Badi community, including one female representative.

Women, girls and gender

Participation
Effective participation
Page 1, 2: In order to sequentially implement all the points stated in the report, including the provision of scholarship to children of the Badi community, a Study Task Force shall be constituted under the coordination of gazetted first-class officers as determined by the Government of Nepal. The said Task Force shall include officer-level representatives from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Local Development, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Labour and Transport Management, Ministry of Land Reforms and Management, Ministry of Education and Sports, Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation, Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, and Ministry of Health and Population and two representatives from the Badi community, including one female representative.
Equality
No specific mention.
Particular groups of women
No specific mention.
International law
No specific mention.
New institutions
No specific mention.
Violence against women
No specific mention.
Transitional justice
No specific mention.
Institutional reform
No specific mention.
Development
No specific mention.
Implementation
No specific mention.
Other
Page 1, 1: The report presented by the secretary-level task force formed as per the agreement of the two sides on October 2, 2007 shall be agreed to in principle. The use of words such as bhaand [those who bring social vices], badeni [female Badi], patar [characterless] [tr. all three words are discriminatory to Badis], etc shall immediately be stopped and provision shall immediately be made to provide citizenship to the Badi communities all over the country.

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