Hundreds of Young People Stands against Gender-based ViolenceA crowd gathered at Basanthapur Durbar square on early Saturday morning , 20th September 2014 to raise voices against violence. A white-colored ribbon symbolizing support of awareness to end violence against women was pinned on every one’s shirt. At a time when large number of women not only in Nepal but all around the world are still facing many social and legal discriminations, all ignited the fire and come together to take the issue more seriously. As the group began to attract crowd of people, signature campaign started to move around the group in aim to support ending different kinds of suppression and discriminations. Chants of “ Mahila Himsa Banda Garau , Mahila lai Samman Garau “ ( Stop Women Violence , Respect women ) were heard along the streets from Basanthapur to Ganthanagar in a show of solidarity against violence
International Youth Day Puts Spotlight on Sustainable Peace and DevelopmentIn celebration of International Youth Day, Global Peace Youth Corps –Nepal (GPYC-Nepal) organized two days youth empowerment seminar under the theme “Nurturing and Developing Moral and Innovative Young leaders for Prosperous Nepal” on August 11-12,2014 in Hattigauda,Kathmandu. Aiming at raising awareness about the crucial role young people play as partners of change and how they embrace the opportunity to shape the future of this planet, the event focus on youth empowerment. The program also featured youth awareness rally, interaction, presentation and documentaries. Supported by the US Embassy Kathmandu , the seminar discussed significant topics, including: International Youth Day : Learning is Achieving , Nurturing and Developing Moral and Innovative Young leaders for Prosperous Nepal , United Generation of Nepal for peace and development , core values for leadership development , Mental Health and Its Impact to Personality Development. Ms. Marissa Polnerow, Cultural Affairs
Blood Donation Camp Supports World Blood Donor DayIn observance of World Blood Donor Day, a mega Blood Donation Camp was organized that gathered ninety six people. Among them, sixty five donors passed the health check and physically fit to donate blood. The goal of the camp is to raise awareness about the importance of blood donation and about why timely access to safe blood and blood products is necessary. The blood donation activity, in collaboration with Nepal Red Cross and Reliance Academy, was held at RIA hall Saraswotinagar, Chabahil from 8am to 1 pm on 17th June and collected a total 29,250 milliliters of blood that would help save lives of those suffering from life-threatening conditions, improve health of thousands of mothers and minimize mortality rate. Most of them are first time donors. According to Santosh Sigdel , first time donor and 2nd year BBS student of Reliance Academy
Students Raise Environmental Awareness in Celebration of World Environment DayWorld Environment Day (WED) was observed across the globe on Thursday 5th June 2014 to raise awareness and to take action to protect our planet earth. To mark the occasion GPYC-Nepal in collaboration with South Western State College organized environmental program to promote understanding on the importance of preserving the bio-diversity. Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) Senior Vice President Mr. Bhaskar Raj Rajkarnikar, who was the special guest, said that our contribution is very important in whatever manner of action we are going to perform with our environment. “We cannot stop global warming which is affecting the whole world but at least we can lessen its impact by taking action to conserve our environment,” he asserted. He also encouraged the students to involve in community activities in contributing to protect the environment
UGen Seminar Calls for Peace Initiators to Contribute to Nation's Peace and ProgressThe ending of the people’s war in 2006 had brought optimism for solution of the long – run conflict in the country. But the growing challenge will be the implementation of peace and unity. Currently, efforts are underway towards preparing the basis for constitution drafting. The general public, especially, the youth, are eager to see a ‘New Nepal’. There is a growing possibility of peace. The growing and dynamic number of young people and energetic workforce in the country brings hope to the nation’s future. If only they will be empower constructively in various aspects from nation building to socio-economic development under positive approach. The seminar on April 5-6, 2014 was part of a peace education of UGEN with an objective to help encourage next generation of leaders to collaborate on a new vision, learn moral and innovative skills, and foster lasting
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