COCAP’s convenorship in the 13th HR National Magna Meet

As COCAP was selected as the convener for the Magna Meet this year (2021), we left no stone unturned to make it among the successful events of the whole Magna Meet series. The Meet took place from 8th to 14th December and COCAP takes pride to be holding all the concerned sequential programs in an efficacious manner. In a very limited time after the handover, it made sure the event is noted as one of the biggest events of Human Rights this year with the 39-point declaration it issued on the final day.

Major Activities

  • Organize national/ regional level campaigns and conferences on peace-building, human rights, and social security/ protection

  • Coordinate with and enhance the capacity of COCAP members

  • Monitor human rights situations during public protests

  • Enhance the capacity of COCAP volunteers through providing various training and networking opportunities

  • Assist in the facilitation and implementation of projects among member organizations

  • Conduct weekly discussion series

  • Develop the peace resource center as a common space for peace and human rights activists and other interested individuals

  • Publish peace journals, books, reports, booklets, and bulletins

  • Carry out local level campaigns through member organizations

  • Provide assistance to institutions interested in working for human rights, peace and conflict

Past Activities

Since its inception, COCAP has been consistently organizing various campaigns and conferences on human rights, peace-building and constitution writing, and social security/ protection at national, regional, and local levels. It organizes such programs in collaboration with its member organizations, like-minded organizations, their networks, and other well-wishers. Some of the most prominent programs organized by COCAP over the years are:

  • Coordination of the 4th Human Rights National Magnameet, 2012
  • Nationwide Campaign for the Elimination of Caste-based Discrimination ad
  • Untouchability, September 2012 onwards
  •  “Give Job, Loan or Allowance” Campaign, August 2012 onwards
  • Citizen’s Campaign for Peace and Constitution, January 2011 onwards
  • Citizens’ Initiative for Future III, October 2010 (Kathmandu)
  • Secretariat to Nationwide Youth Pressure Campaign for Constitution Making
  • (NYPCCM), July 2009-April 2010.
  • Conflict Victim Women and Access to Justice: National Conference, March 2010
  • (Saptari).
  • Issues of Constitution: All Side Conference, February 2009 (Biratnagar, Hetauda,
  • Pokhara, Nepalgunj and Mahendranagar)
  • Regional Conferences on State Restructuring and Constitution Making, July
  • 2009.
  • Regional conference on Federal structure in new Nepal (Biratnagar), Regional
  • Peace Conference in Terai Madhesh (Sarlahi), Ensuring Rights of Women in
  • New Constitution (Pokhara), Regional Youth Conference for Peace and Human
  • Rights (Salyan), Federal structure in Nepal: Issues of Far Western Region
  • (Mahendranagar)
  • National conference on State Restructuring, August 2009 (Kathmandu)
  • National Conference on Enforced Disappearances, September 2008 (Kathmandu)
  • Campaign for the Disappeared- Trans-Nepal Cycle Ride 2008, January-February,
  • 2008 (Mechi to Mahakali)
  • Campaign on Ratification of the Rome Statute and Accession to International
  • Criminal Court, July 2007
  • Citizens’ Initiative for Future II, April 2007 (Kathmandu)
  • A Citizens’ Conference on Federalism and Proportional Representation, April
  • 2007 (Dhankuta, Siraha, Hetauda, Baglung, Nepalgunj and Mahendranagar)
  • Citizens’ Initiative for Future, November 2004 (Kathmandu)