The Army has approved requests to compensate conflict-affected families, and reverse discriminatory policies.
WHR worked with Army Single Women and Injured Family (ASIF) in Nepal to raise discriminatory Army policies regarding conflict-affected families. They held workshops and meetings with high level officials, and submitted an advocacy letter to the Army Chief on 27 June 2014.
WHR received a call from Army Headquarters over the weekend confirming the Army has approved their requests:
- Seven years’ salary to be paid as a lump sum to conflict-affected single women
- Improved scholarships for children in conflict-affected families
- Stipends for wives and mothers of disabled veteran soldiers
- Three-wheelers [small electric vehicles] for disabled soldiers
- 5% reservations for single women on Army recruitment
Congratulations to WHR, ASIF, and the widows of Nepal for this wonderful news!