KATHMANDU, Aug 15: The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 1995 (Beijing Platform for Action) is observed as a global agenda for ensuring improvement in the human rights situation for women and girls.

MOSCOW, August 3:  Russian police on Saturday detained prominent opposition activist Lyubov Sobol ahead of a planned protest in Moscow to demand free elections.

BERLIN, June 23: Hundreds of climate activists are keeping up their protest inside one of Germany’s biggest open-pit mines despite police orders to leave the place immediately, citing life-threatening danger.

HONG KONG, April 9: A Hong Kong court found leaders of the 2014 “Occupy” civil disobedience movement guilty on Tuesday of public nuisance charges during the mass protests, in a landmark verdict that comes as the China-ruled city’s freedoms come under strain.

BIRGUNJ, March 31: Rights activists on Saturday took out a march from Ghantaghar of Birgunj to protest the killing of Sunita Yadav who succumbed to injuries on Friday after being brutally beaten by her doctor husband.

CAIRO, Dec 29 : Thousands demonstrated Friday in nearly two dozen neighborhoods of the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, calling for President Omar Bashir to step down, according to activists, keeping up the pressure on the autocratic general-turned-president who has been in power for nearly 30 years.

Police release 27 rights activists

November 30, 2018 15:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Twenty seven activists affiliated with Amnesty International Nepal have been released who were arrested by the police earlier today.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Conflict victims and human rights activists are sharply divided over a proposed political process to conclude transitional justice process.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Alleging that the draft bill on child rights 2075 BS promotes child labor, a group of child rights activists have torn down copies of the bill during a program organized jointly by the government and various development partners including a UN agency in Kathmandu on Sunday.

Was the petticoat protest 'petty'?

August 25, 2018 13:14 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Exactly a week ago, women activists, who had put on petticoat were arrested by the police as they staged a demonstration against rape at Maitighar Mandala. The activists, led by Sabitri Subedi, wore a black petticoat, a color that symbolizes a protest.

CAIRO/OTTAWA, Aug 6: Saudi Arabia will suspend new trade and investment with Canada after that country’s foreign ministry urged Riyadh to release arrested civil rights activists, it said in a statement released to the official Saudi Press Agency on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, JULY 20: Heritage conservation activists have staged a protest against the decision of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) to demolish Bag Durbar, a neoclassical architectural palace in the capital that also served as KMC's main office, instead of retrofitting it. About 40 conservation activists gathered in front of KMC office on Friday, demanding that the metropolis withdraw its decision to demolish the building.

KATHMANDU, July 16: More than two dozen rights’ activists have been detained for protesting at prohibited area in front of the parliament at New Baneshwor.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Police have arrested more than 20 rights’ activists protesting in front of Prime Minister’s Residence, Balwatar. Of those arrested include Krishna Pahari, Gangadhar Adhikari, Krishna Kandel and Tika Paudel.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Police on Tuesday briefly detained 25 human rights activists associated with the Human Rights and Peace Society (Hurpes) who were staging sit-in protests near Singha Durbar against the government decision to ‘curtail democratic freedoms’.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Police on Thursday morning arrested student leaders and human rights activists while protesting against the government’s decision to designate Shanti Batika and Maitighar Mandala as restricted zones on Thursday morning.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Heritage conversation activists have warned to knock the door of the court if the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) office does not withdraw its decision to demolish Bag Durbar, the neoclassical architectural palace which also served as KMC main office, instead of retrofitting it.

KATHMANDU, July 1: Solidarity for Dr GKC Alliance has questioned the legal basis of the government’s decision to ban civil protests in the Kathmandu Valley.

UDAYAPUR, June 30: Ward child Protection and Promotion Sub-committee (WCPPSC), Udayapur was successful in stopping a child marriage in Rupatar on Wednesday.

NEW JERSEY, June 18: Democratic lawmakers joined protesters outside immigration detention facilities in New Jersey and Texas on Sunday for Father’s Day demonstrations against the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: CPN (Maoist Center) central leader Balkrishna Dhungel, who has been serving a jail term in the Dillibazaar prison, has accused the Supreme Court of being influenced by the media and human rights activists while imposing life term on him.

CARACAS, Dec 27: Venezuelan authorities have so far released 44 opponents of the socialist government from prison over Christmas, but scores more remain in prison, a rights group said on Tuesday.

NEW DELHI, Nov 26: At a jammed intersection in New Delhi, a passing parade of people announced their mission with a single word in Hindi, dicing it into short, snappy syllables.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: With the federal parliamentary and provincial elections just around the corner, human rights activists and civil society leaders have expressed safety concerns during the elections.

BENGALURU, September 6:  Indian journalists and rights activists protested on Wednesday against the murder of an outspoken publisher of a weekly tabloid amid growing concerns about freedom of the press at a time of rising nationalism and intolerance of dissent.

BEIRUT, June 27:  The Latest on the White House saying it has "potential" evidence that Syria's government is preparing another chemical weapons attack (all times local):

BEIRUT, May 26: A fresh wave of airstrikes in eastern Syria killed at least 35 civilians including women and children, state media and an observer group reported Friday, and the U.N. human rights chief said civilians are increasingly paying the price of escalating attacks against the Islamic State group in the country.

Activists demand Melamchi project details

February 14, 2017 22:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: An application has been filed at the Project Implementation Directorate of the Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited demanding details of contractors and responsible government bodies involved in laying pipes of Melamchi Water Supply Project.

LALITPUR, Dec 20: Human rights activists have said the political parties were nervous they would be dragged into cases and have to face charges if the Rome Statute was ratified.

BANEPA, Dec 12: A team of human rights activists has reached Sano Bangthali-7 in Kavrepalanchowk district today to take stock of the incident involving death of a local woman.

MANILA, Philippines, Nov 25:  Thousands of Filipinos, including more than a dozen nude students, have protested the hasty burial of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos in a heroes' cemetery in a growing political storm that's lashing the president who allowed the entombment.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Fifty youth activists gathered at Basantapur Durbar Square on Sunday displaying placards to raise their voice against the prevailing social stigmas in a question campaign.

BEIRUT, Oct 6: Syrian opposition activists say an explosion in a village in northwestern Syria near the border with Turkey has killed at least 16 people.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Human rights activists today organised a sit-in in front of the Prime Ministerial official residence, Baluwatar demanding the government save the life of Ganga Maya Adhikari who is on a fast-onto-death at Bir Hospital to get murders of her son killed during the Maoist decade-long insurgency booked.

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Experts and activists have expressed serious objections over the ongoing reconstruction of the historical Balgopaleshwar temple at the center of the Ranipokhari pond in the capital.

Save Ganga Maya' activists arrested

August 14, 2016 16:50 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Police today took into custody at least 11 human rights activists who have launched a 'Save Ganga Maya Campaign' in support of Ganga Maya Adhikari, who is on a hunger strike for the past six years demanding the arrest of the culprits of her son killed during the Maoist decade-long insurgency.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Lawmakers, civil society members, and independent activists expressing solidarity with Dr Govinda KC’s demand of the impeachment of Lokman Singh Karki, chief commissioner of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), have vowed to intensify their campaign.