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  • Children's Rights | FORUT
    can find a simplified version of the Rights of the Child Good partners Several of FORUT s partner organizations are among the world s foremost when it comes to children s rights and the mobilization of children The programme reflects a more explicit priority in FORUT s network to focus on rights based work and it will include a mix of lobbying capacity building and working for the coverage of children s basic needs Meeting the Rights of the Child FORUT s Programme on the Rights of the Child includes projects in Sri Lanka Sierra Leone Malawi India and Nepal where the overall objective is to make sure that more children get to experience their rights being met and respected The efforts in each country are adapted for local conditions preconditions and needs That is why different approaches and models are used in different places focusing on slightly different aspects of children s rights FORUT wishes through its educational work within this programme area to visualize the fact that many children in the south are robbed of their basic rights like education health good nourishment and a safe upbringing We wish to problematize this and highlight the causal relationships involved in order to educate the Norwegian population on the importance of change As an NGO present on a grass root level FORUT is an active listening post receiving useful knowledge and information through its partner organizations about the situation and development in countries in the south This is valuable knowledge that is important to transmit to the Norwegian population FORUT has very knowledgeable and respected partners in the South working with children s rights both locally nationally and globally FORUT takes advantage of these resources and lets their voices be heard through participation in seminars and contribution of articles to

    Original URL path: http://www.forut.no/en/programme_areas/childrens_rights/ (2015-05-25)
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  • Women and Gender Equality | FORUT
    good female participation in all of FORUT s projects and programmes FORUT s work on gender related issues is especially focused on violence against women In many cases this is closely related to the programme area Alcohol Drugs and Development Through microfinance projects and entrepreneurship training FORUT wants to contribute to giving women new sources of income and thus better control of their own financial situation Unfortunate aspects of the male gender role At the same time FORUT critically engages in aspects of the male gender role and tries to encourage the men themselves to change unfortunate sides of certain male gender roles This is a definite challenge to our work in the South especially related to violence towards women HIV AIDS and substance abuse In addition to the aid work mentioned above FORUT also sees it as its mission to strengthen these perspectives at home particularly because we think that the Norwegian public has something to learn from the previous experiences of male activists in the South In Malawi we have a separate project concerning male gender roles and substance abuse We have also gathered knowledge and experience on the subject from other organizations and resource persons in the South something which have been presented at several conferences in Norway FORUT was one of the very first Norwegian member organizations in the global network MenEngage and has together with two other organizations been the promoter to establish a MenEngage network in Norway Still we do not ignore the significance of continued focus on more traditional gender equality work because on a global scale there is a long way to go until women have the same practical rights as men and can participate in the same arenas Related articles Helsestasjon betyr tryggere fødsler For to år siden ble Birun Thami

    Original URL path: http://www.forut.no/en/programme_areas/gender_and_equality/ (2015-05-25)
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  • North/South Issues | FORUT
    where our expertise lies We might not be equally knowledgeable in areas like debt relief and climate and environment but this does not mean that we don t pay attention to what is happening only that we leave it to organizations with special expertise on these issues to take the lead On this page we will introduce articles and posts both from FORUT and others in order to shed light on global issues of a different character Posts from others do not necessarily express the views of FORUT but can be useful input in a vibrant debate with the intention of finding different roads towards fulfilling our vision FORUT s vision is to have a peaceful world without poverty where everyone is guaranteed their human rights and where alcohol and drugs do not hinder welfare safety and the people s own potential to develop Related articles Norge kutter støtte til Sierra Leone Holdningsendring og forebygging av smitte er nå viktigere enn alt annet sier Trond K Botnen til Dagsavisen Les mer 460 million NOK to global health Norway donates 460 million NOK to WHO in order to improve global health FORUT approves Read more about donation Read more related articles

    Original URL path: http://www.forut.no/en/programme_areas/north_south_issues/ (2015-05-25)
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  • Information Activities | FORUT
    We believe this to be an important value in itself and see it as an important means to reach FORUT s vision of a world in peace and prosperity Enlightening the home audience may also lead to higher involvement in and support for FORUT s solidarity work which we also see as beneficial In particular pre schools are targeted through the Children s campaign information and fund raising campaign the largest information and awareness campaign to reach Norwegian children Workshops and seminars offer development education on issues like Alcohol Drugs and Development Children s Rights Gender and other issues pertaining to FORUT s programme areas The regular donors members of FORUT s owner organisations and participating pre schools all receive news from FORUT s projects by e mail updates and from the FORUT News magazine The FORUT website is regularly updated and so are the ones operated by our partners Facebook has become an important channel for development education FORUT also aim to inform the public in the Lake Mjøsa area through public meetings debates seminars and lectures Related articles FORUT and partners involved in earthquake response A 7 9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal Saturday 25 April taking a deadly

    Original URL path: http://www.forut.no/en/programme_areas/information_activity/ (2015-05-25)
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  • It could have been much worse! | Nepal | FORUT
    Population Mr Khaga Raj Adhikari thanked the WHO and the international community for its response to the disaster The death toll now stands at 8600 people 22 000 are injured and a large number of people are still missing Eight million people are affected both in Kathmandu and in remote areas Mr Adhikari pointed out that already before the disaster the health system in Nepal was stretched but was reaching many of the global targets Now there is a need for more facilities in the emergency phase and beyond that there is also need for support for the medium and long term rebuilding of the health system Health minister Nepal Mr Khaga Raj Adhikari speaking Connected through video link was a group of WHO and MoHP people from Kathmandu They had experienced another strong after quake of 5 magnitude just as the meeting was started Secretary of the MoHP Dr Shresta also spoke and Dr Roderico Ofrin WHO s Emergency Health Response Manager pointed out that a great number of organizations have been involved in the response including specialized organizations working with maternal health mental health and other issues He also reported that a team is moving to the higher villages of Northern Dolakha a region that is hard to reach and the WHO and MoHP are working together with UNICEF and various NGOs and that they are coordinating with the World Food Program regarding transport into this and other districts In Geneva Dr Bruce Aylward Senior Representative of the Director General on Disaster Risk Reduction pointed out that it could have been much worse in Nepal For the last ten years there has been a focus on risk reduction and resilience of the health system for disasters in Nepal This came as a result of the Tsunami in 2004

    Original URL path: http://www.forut.no/artikkel/les/569/67_It+could+have+been+much+worse%21/ (2015-05-25)
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  • Aid workers escaped in the nick of time | Nepal | FORUT
    what had been planned he himself and the team from Tuki and CWIN were supposed to have driven trucks with relief supplies up the same road the next day Instead they had to walking the around 15 kilometers back to the district capital Charikot That road had also been destroyed by a series of avalanches The main street in Singati in October last year Now it is completely devastated Even more remote Singati is a very unsafe place to be right now Many houses have collapsed or are barely standing In addition the area is now prone to landslides The road from Charikot to Singati is destroyed Parajuli considers it unlikely that any buses will be able to go on that route for a long while This makes the area even more remote and difficult to reach with relief while the needs are greater than ever Tuki and CWIN are now looking at the possibilities for having relief supplies flown in by helicopter There is a great need for tents and temporary shelter He also says that the main road between Kathmandu and Charikot has been damaged in many places It is possible to drive along it now but Parajuli is afraid that this will be problematic when the rainy season comes After the first earthquake on the 25 th of April most of the houses in the area had collapsed but after this last big quake virtually every house has been razed to the ground However Parajuli reports that the three health centres that FORUT had helped build in Alampu Bigu and Babar are still standing The health workers are also on duty and doing as best they can despite the lack of medicines The schools and the other health centres have been completely destroyed The health post in

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  • Two million Norwegian kroner from MFA for emergency relief | Nepal | FORUT
    They have managed to do this in spite of the hard fact that all staff and their families themselves are victims of the disaster While none of the partner organisations staff members were killed in the earthquakes several of them have had their homes destroyed Every one of them have responsibilities towards their own children spouses and parents but as soon as their family members were reasonably safe CWIN and Tuki staff threw themselves into the relief effort with full force It is clear that to establish an effective relief response is something that necessarily must take some time for the United Nations and the large international humanitarian organisations that are bringing in personnel and relief supplies from abroad The Nepalese government has also implemented immediate relief according to their capacity but they have insufficient resources and institutions that are unprepared for dealing with a crisis of this magnitude In such a situation it is often organisations like CWIN and Tuki that are the first ones to reach the victims with assistance and concrete relief supplies says Stavrum Morten Lonstad General Secretary FORUT with the water purification equipment It s good to have tents to sleep in at Balika Peace Home FORUT has granted half a million Norwegian Kroner approx USD 67 000 from their own funds for the relief work and the two million Kroner approx USD 268 000 now granted by the MFA does give CWIN and Tuki a highly appreciated opportunity to scale up their relief response Every Krone counts now and all additional funds that are raised from Norwegian friends of Nepal and of FORUT will very quickly be converted into food tents medicines and other relief provisions for earthquake affected children and families YOU can support FORUT here Norwegian page Relaterte saker It could have

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  • FORUT and partners involved in earthquake response | Nepal | FORUT
    with CWIN One group was at Balika and they remained there for the two following days sharing the hardships and supporting in any way they could Another bigger group was in Kathmandu on a work shop focusing on child marriage and child rights They too were able to escape to an open space and were safe Students from Seljord at the hotell in Kathamndu Students with the girls at Balika Peace Home fire in the evenings Immediate response Both Tuki and CWIN immediately mobilised relief activities with their staff and volunteers In Dolakha Tuki participated in the rescue activities excavating people from the ruins of collapsed houses They have also distributed tents and food to displaced populations Tuki has joined the governmental Dolakha District Disaster Coordination Committee as the only NGO able to attend the first meeting CWIN s has been focusing on vulnerable children Within two days they met with three major hospitals in Kathmandu to assess the situation Based on the request from the Kanti Children s Hospital a powerful generator has been purchased and will be installed in order to ensure water supply at the hospital In the Bir Hospital CWIN organized blood donation and to other hospitals CWIN is in the process of providing needed equipment bed sheets blankets urinals etc CWIN director Sumnima Tuladhar informs that one major task has been to identify and protect children who are in hospitals without parents or other relatives We have visited camps and hospitals in Kathmandu Patan Bhaktapur and Kirtipur and assessed the situation for children there Our 1098 Child Helpline centres are working to help support children in distress Police have referred some unattended and injured children to these centres both in Kathmandu and Pokhara We found the parents of a two year old injured girl this afternoon I was so happy to have the reunion in front of my eyes at the Kanti hospital Sumnima Tuladhar reported on Tuesday The efforts continued the following day Our team of volunteers have distributed relief materials for children such as food medicines clothes slippers milk diapers sanitary napkins toys and tents for areas in the outskirts of Kathmandu where relief has not reached From Norway FORUT has dispatched water purification equipment 2400kg that will reach Kathmandu next week Due to the bottle neck at the Kathmandu airport it is difficult to estimate the exact arrival time Morten Lonstad General Secretary FORUT with the water purification equipment Next phase In the immediate aftermath of the earthquake FORUT released 500 000 NOK 65 000 USD from its reserve fund Fund raising has started and an application for relief funds from the Norwegian Government has been sent Together with CWIN and Tuki FORUT will be involved in the relief and rehabilitation activities in the weeks and months to come One immediate intervention is agreed between CWIN and Nepal Paediatric Society NEPS to run health campaigns in order to prevent the outbreak of diseases among children and their families Also CWIN is in

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