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Australia. 2010 ‘Small Arms Light Weapons and other Related Programmes - Nepal.’ National Report of Australia on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA). New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations. 1 January
AusAID has funded the Save the Children Alliance (SCA) work on reintegration of
former Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups (CAAFAG).
This program includes advocacy for their release, counselling, income-generation and education support. It broadly supports peacebuilding in Nepal and encourages the constructive participation of children and youth affected by conflict and the peace process.
Beneficiaries reported positive changes as a result of the program, citing education support as being the most useful to engaging in active and peaceful community life.
In 2009, Australia provided additional funding to ensure the project incorporates the special needs of girls, following a gender review of the CAAFAG program undertaken in 2008.