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Why Nepal still needs advocacy and survivor assistance

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The Ban Landmines Campaign Nepal (NCBL) specializes in the area of advocacy; mine risk education and survivor assistance with psychological support, social and economic inclusions and advocating for legislation and policies changes with the Nepalese government. Since 1995 NCBL has held many support groups and training sessions that allow survivors to communicate with each other […]

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National Network of Mine Victims Capacity Training

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December 22, 2015, Ban Landmines Campaign Nepal and National Network of Mine Victim organized a capacity building training program for the 75 new network members to become better acquainted with the global campaign. Survivors of landmines, Improvised Explosive Device’s (IEDs), and the 2015 earthquake participated in the training that took place in Kathmandu at the […]

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What a year! A quick summary of 2014

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action!

Mine Risk Education This past year, NCBL collaborated with UNICEF Nepal in supporting the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR) in carrying out Mine Risk Education orientation sessions. The purpose of these sessions was to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to lead Mine Risk Education (MRE) programs at the grassroots level (communities and […]

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ICBL visit NCBL – Closing Statement

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On October 17th to October 23rd 2014, Firoz Alizada from the International Campaign to Ban Landmines Geneva visited the NCBL and its Survivor Network Project. He met with core group of the network to discuss the overall implementation status of the project including achievements and challenges facing the network. He visited ten of the Kathmandu based survivors […]

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Goat Livelihoods Training in Dang District

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From July 21 to 25, 2013, the Ban Landmines Campaign Nepal (NCBL) traveled to Dang district to conduct the first phase of its Goat Livelihoods Program entitled: “Poverty Alleviation through Income Generation from Goat Farming.” Partnering with local livestock experts Krishna Paudel and Govinda Nepali, NCBL conducted community empowerment trainings with 50 families in five […]

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NCBL Celebrates 18 Years of Promoting Peace in Nepal

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On July 5, 2013, the Ban Landmines Campaign Nepal (NCBL) celebrated its 18th anniversary. To mark the occasion, NCBL hosted staff, members, and students for a celebratory event of speeches, cultural performances and – of course – birthday cake! Over the past 18 years, NCBL has won many victories: from mobilizing survivors for the government’s […]

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Ban Landmines Campaign Nepal (NCBL) Celebrates International Day of Mine Awareness & Assistance in Mine Action

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April 3-4, 2013 Ban Landmines Campaign Nepal (NCBL), the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction, and the Mine Action Joint Working group hosted a series of events for the 8th International Day of Mine Awareness & Assistance in Mine Action. On April 3rd, survivors from 25 districts attended a full day Orientation which included risk education and a […]

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NCBL Attends Victim Assistance Seminar in Vientiane, Laos

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NCBL Coordinator Purna Shova Chitrakar, and Mine Action Program Support Officer Helaine Boyd attended the South East and South Asia Regional Victim Assistance Seminar in Vientiane, Lao PDR from November 20th ~ 22, 2012, hosted by Handicap International. The seminar’s objective was to foster cooperation and collaboration between government representatives and civil society actors, and […]

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The Impact of Armed Violence on Women : Article

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Purna Shova Chitrakar, founder and coordinator of NCBL has been published in the pilot issue of Rupantaran, a journal produced by the Nepal Armed Violence Reduction Working Group, for which NCBL is an active member. In her article, Purna writes about the impact of armed violence on women and recommends stronger legislation to support female […]

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NCBL and National Network of Mine Victims Create Delegation on Victim Assistance

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On Tuesday, September 4, 2012, NCBL staff and coordinators of the National Network of Mine Victims (NNMV), who are affiliated with NCBL, came together to form a delegation on raising the issue of victim assistance in Nepal. The delegation consisted of NCBL Coordinator Purna Shova Chitrakar, NCBL staff Helaine Boyd, and Co-Coordinators of the NNMV, […]

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