May 1, 2024, Nepalgunj, Lumbini Province – Saathi oganized a stakeholder meeting to share the findings of its recent research on transitional justice in Nepal on May 1. The event, held in collaboration with Sancharika Samuha Banke, saw the participation of 40 individuals, including government officials, security personnel, rural municipality heads, media representatives, and civil society organizations.

During the meeting, Saathi’s strategic advisor, Bandana Rana, presented the key findings of the research titled “Transitional Justice in Nepal: Stumbling Blocks & Way Forward.” Rana emphasized the research’s impartiality and timeliness, highlighting its potential to guide Nepal’s transitional justice process towards a meaningful conclusion. She also underscored the crucial role of local governments in supporting and recognizing conflict victims.

Shrawan Kumar Pokharel, the Chief District Officer of Banke, spoke on behalf of government entities in the district, expressing sensitivity and responsiveness towards the issue of conflict victims.
Saathi conducted the research with support from the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, focusing on the gender aspects of Nepal’s transitional justice process. The research offers recommendations aimed at achieving a win-win situation for both victims and state parties, ultimately contributing to the logical conclusion of the transitional justice process.