Peace Perspective of Dumkala Adhikari, Nepal

While winnowing her grains at mid-day sun, we met 53-year-old Dumkala Adhikari. Her husband works all day on the field because it is the only source of income for their family of six. After marriage she came to Basantapur, Kapilvastu in the southern part of Nepal where she now resides. She originally hails from ArghakhanchiContinue reading “Peace Perspective of Dumkala Adhikari, Nepal”

Peace Perspective of Damar Bahadur Parajuli, Nepal

Behind a row of cows, Damar carries a stick and a “kukri” or Nepalese knife. We encountered him and his herd while traversing the steep hills of Simma, a remote village in the eastern region of Nepal. “What can I do? All my sons are “laure” (overseas workers) and I’m the only one left inContinue reading “Peace Perspective of Damar Bahadur Parajuli, Nepal”

Peace Perspective of Govinda Gurung, Nepal

Govinda Gurung owns the lodge we stayed in. It was like a homestay: we ate what they ate and slept where they slept. Throughout our stay, the lodge was always packed with travellers who walked for hours across the hills and needed warm food and shelter for the night. Every night, strangers huddled around the fire,Continue reading “Peace Perspective of Govinda Gurung, Nepal”

Peace Perspective of Sita Gurung, Nepal

After three days of traveling on the road our group finally reached Simma, a remote village in Sankhuwasabha district of Nepal. Our beaten vehicle and tired driver gave in to the unlit rough road. We had to walk a few hundred meters to reach the first house of Simma. A contrast to the darkness ofContinue reading “Peace Perspective of Sita Gurung, Nepal”

The Pitfalls of Local Involvement: Justice and Reconciliation in Cambodia, Kosovo, and Timor-Leste

This article demonstrates how local elite impedes the pursuit of justice and reconciliation.