15 May, Nepalgunj Journalists and civic activists have affirmed their commitment to giving disadvantaged groups’ concerns top consideration.

At the conclusion of the TT training for journalists and community leaders from Surkhet, Dailekh, Kalikot, Humla, Kathmandu, and Banke, they stated this commitment.

The program’s participant, journalist Tripti Shahi, said that Karnali’s underprivileged populations’ needs will be given top attention. He predicted that she will bring up a number of issues within the Dalit community. She said that she had mentioned a number of women’s and children’s concerns up to this point.

After the training, she said, “I was inspired to write about the Dalit community’s issues as well.” I shall now write on this topic as well.

Lalit Bista, who was taking part in the session, said that concerns affecting every member of society had been brought up in the past. In the society, he said, “I will give first priority to children, human rights, Dalit rights, gender violence, the Chhaupadi system, and violence against women.”

A participant in the same program, Prashant Budhathoki, said that following the session, writing about rights would be simpler. He said that it improved the article’s clarity. All of the concerns affecting minorities will be given top priority, according to the training’s attendees.

The Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO) conducted the training for the rights campaigners. Plan International Nepal oversaw the training, with assistance from the European Union.

From May 10 to May 14, there was training. 25 journalists and community leaders from six districts took part in the training.Senior journalist Babita Basnet and journalist and Dalit rights campaigner Amar Sunar both provided the training. The event was place in Nepalgunj’s Sneha Hotel.

President of the Feminist Dalit Organization, Lumbini Nirmala Sunar, said in her closing remarks that she did not anticipate the training’s attendees supporting the organization’s goals. Writing and its relevance, writing style, violations of human rights, and other topics were covered in the course. The program was created with the intention of giving priority to study and investigative journalism on different topics in the society, according to Ramesh Nepal, coordinator of FEDO Nepal, Kalikot.

The ‘Our Voice Our Choice’ initiative has now been launched by FEDO Nepal in four local levels of Kalikot, and additional programs are being run in other provinces as well.

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