Ram Bhandari, founder of NEFAD wrote a blog on advocacy.net
“My father was a dreamer, educator, and cultural activist, well known in local communities. He was a school teacher for more than three decades and worked to transform local communities through schools, arts and culture.”
Read the blog here: My Father’s Dream
Advocacy Project published a news bulletin on Remote Advocacy by the Conflict Survivors in Nepal.
“Justice goes local in Nepal: Families of the disappeared are going back to their villages to search for the truth and explain their horrific loss. Read about Ram’s big breakthrough in Marsyangdi on the trail of his father, a former teacher who disappeared in 2001.”
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Ram Bhandari, founder of NEFAD published an article in Naya Patrika.
बिपिन तिमी कहाँ छौ ?
मलाई सम्झना छ, बिपिन युवा विद्यार्थीमाझ प्रिय र जनयुद्धको चहकिलो प्रकाश थियो । गणतन्त्रको सपना बोकेको एउटा युवा बीचबाटोमै बेपत्ता हुनुप¥यो । तिनकै सपनाको जगमा स्थापित गणतन्त्र तिनै सपनाको तेजोबोध गर्दै भ्रष्टीकरणमा लम्कँदो छ ।
Read the full article here:बेपत्ता परिवारको अदृश्य पीडा
Ram Bhandari, founder of NEFAD Nepal published an opinion on southasia.com.au
After a violent war, society needs to find a way of laying past to rest so that it can build a common vision for the future. If the past is not addressed properly then it will be difficult for people to trust institutions of the State. The truth, economic support and materialization as a part of public recognition are priorities of the victims to be achieved through the processes, majority victims seek social justice rather than legal ones.
Read the full Article here: Nepal: the long road to justice
Ram Bhandari, founder of NEFAD Nepal published an article on the Legal Agenda.com
Victims and their families want to comfortably pursue their individual and family lives with full dignity and respect in their community. The main challenges common to them are economic and related to their livelihoods today. However, there are a variety of needs and priorities, each according to its situation, geographical scope, and the nature of the injustice attached to it. The needs differ according to each group, such as youth, the elderly, the wounded, the handicapped, victims of sexual violence and women – especially the missing wives or widows.
Read the full Article here:A flawed transitional justice process: perspectives of victims and survivors in Nepal
Ram Kumar Bhandari, founder of NEFAD Nepal wrote an Open Letter to the Chief of Nepal Army.
If addressing heinous crimes such as rape, murder, torture, and the disappearance of citizens entails prosecuting those involved in such crimes, discharging them from service, and assisting the process of investigation, this is what you should start during your tenure. This would earn you praise not only from the victims but from all Nepalis
Read the full Letter here:An Open Letter to the Chief of Nepal Army
Ram Bhandari, founder of NEFAD published an article in My Republica.
“The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Commission on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) are dysfunctional. If new appointments are made without transparent process, these bodies will once again become the politically controlled puppets. In addition, there is an urgent need to address impunity in the security forces where their members are accused of serious crimes, including forced disappearances.”
Read the full Article here: Waiting for justice