Introduction

Collective Campaign for Peace (COCAP) is a national network of 43 Peace and Human Rights based Non-Governmental organizations working in Nepal. Established in 2002, it organizes national/provincial level campaigns and conferences focusing on issues relating to Peace, Human rights, Social Protection and Civic Space in coordination with members and like-minded organizations.  COCAP has a large number of volunteers who actively involve themselves in the various aspects of its works.

Vision

COCAP envisions a peaceful Nepal that is socially just, democratic and inclusive.

Mission 

The mission of COCAP is to contribute to the promotion of human rights, peace and democracy in Nepal in collaboration with socially committed and transparent civil society actors from across the country.

Goal

Contribute the peace process in Nepal by promoting social security system, strengthening democratic practices and developing a culture of human rights

Objectives

  1. To contribute to the ongoing peace process in Nepal by initiating broad-based campaigns, discussions and dialogues on issues such as peace-building, social security and human rights.
  2. To strengthen the capacity of COCAP volunteers and Member Organizations through providing various training and networking opportunities, and contribute to promoting a culture of volunteerism among Nepali civil society organizations.
  3. To strengthen networks for peace advocacy by creating a platform for professionals, youths, women and marginalized groups for learning, sharing and initiating joint peacebuilding work.

Core Values

 Volunteerism

·Transparency

· Inclusiveness

· Collective action

Working Issues

• Conflict transformation and peacebuilding

• Social security/protection

• Strengthening the institutional capacity of COCAP, member organizations and volunteers

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

COCAP 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)

COCAP’s Recent and Ongoing Programs

Citizen’s Campaign for Peace and Constitution

Policy Advocacy

Conferences/Campaigns on Social Security/Protection

Human Rights Education

Human Rights Monitoring

Capacity Building of COCAP Members, Volunteers and staffs

COCAP Member Organizations

Province 1

1.     Community Law Research Centre (CLRC), Jhapa

2.     Madheshi Bouddhik Samaj, Biratnagar, Morang

3.     Nepal Social Development and People Empowerment Centre (NESPEC), Udaypur

4.     Panchawarti Rural development centre (PRDC), Udaypur

Province 2

1.     Nepal Rajak Jana Kalyan Samiti Siraha, Siraha

2.     Community Development Forum (CDF), Siraha

3.     Setu Samudayik Bikash Tatha Manavadhikar Manch, Saptari

4.     Support Nepal, Dhanusha

5.     Mahila Bikash Nepal, Sarlahi

6.     New Young Star Club (NYSC), Bara

Bagmati Province

1.     Youth Action Nepal, Kathmandu

2.     Jagaran Media Center (JMC), Kathmandu

3.     Advocacy Forum, Kathmandu

4.     Campaign for Change Nepal (CCN), Kathmandu

5.     Shanti Samaj Kendra, Makawanpur

Gandaki Province

1.     Nari Sewa Kendra, Kaski

2.     Chartare Youth Club (CYC), Baglung

3.     Center for Community Resource & Environmental Development, Parbat

4.     Milan Myagdi, Myagdi

5.     Dalit Empowerment Center (DEC), Baglung

Lumbini Province 

1.     Environment and Social Concern Centre (ESCC), Palpa

2.     Creative Society Nepal/Srijansil Samaj Nepal, Rupandehi

3.     Indreni Rural Development Centre (IRDC), Rupandehi

4.     Forum for People’s Awareness, Arghakhanchi

5.     Environment and Rural Development Center (ENRUDEC), Banke

6.     Social Awareness Concerned Forum (SAC-Nepal), Banke

7.     Active Forum for Human Right Awareness Forum (AFHA), Banke

8.     People Centered Development Forum (PCDF), Bardiya

9.     Chetana Club, Dang

Karnali Province

 1.     Nepal Civil Society (CIS-Nepal), Surkhet

2.     Center for Karnali Rural Promote and Society Development, Mugu

3.     Human Rights and Environment Development Center, Kalikot

4.     Dalit Development Society (DDS), Salyan

5.     Sharada Salyan Nepal, Salyan

6.     People’s Participation for sustainable Development Nepal (PASS), Salyan

7.     Danfe Youth Club, Jajarkot

Sudurpaschim Province

1.     Human Rights Awareness and Social Development Centre, Kailali

2.     Conscious Society for Social Development (CSSD), Kailali

3.     Rastriya Dalit Network (RDN), Kailali

4.     Social Welfare Education Environment and Tourism (SWEET), Kanchanpur

5.     Women Progress Centre, Kanchanpur

6.     Mitra Sang, Baitadi

7.     Gramin Sudhar Manch, Dadeldhura

About Us

Collective Campaign for Peace (COCAP), established in 2002, is a national network of 43 Peace and Human Rights based Non-Governmental organizations working in Nepal.