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National Conference Towards Planet 50:50: - Enabling Women’s Leadership and Representation in Local Governance

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Women are significantly under-represented in political and electoral processes everywhere in the world – be it as voters, candidates, elected representatives, or electoral administrators. The Election Commission Nepal, together with the United Nations Gender Theme Group (UN GTG) and the Sajha Abhiyan (Women's leaders' Coalition) organized on 20-21 April 2017 a national conference in response to the identified shortfalls in terms of women's participation and representation. The conference... More

South Asia Peer Learning Regional Consultation on Disaster Preparedness for an Effective Response for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Disasters in South Asia impact men and women in different ways. The mortality rates are unequal and the scale and nature of economic and social losses are not the same for women and men. To reduce disaster risk, it is therefore essential to include gender analysis and considerations in all disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities. The event was organized in close coordination with UNDP and Women Friendly Disaster Management Core Group in Nepal, with support from the Government of Denmark. The... More


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Government of Nepal has taken key strides to show its political commitment to climate change and disaster risk reduction. The Government developed its National Strategy on Disaster Risk Management (2009) in line with the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015. The National Strategy has outlined national level priorities and strategies in the broader areas of disaster risk management with key focus on building a disaster resilient Nepal. The... More

Report on the Asia-Pacific Policy Dialogue on “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work”

Friday, September 8, 2017

The Policy Dialogue discussed the gender-differential impact of regional trends on women’s ability to participate and lead in the workplace on par with men. Action-oriented recommendations were developed during the Policy Dialogue to turn the tide on gender inequality and ensure equal access to decent work for all. The background paper for the event served as key input to the deliberations. The recommendations made by participants at the meeting were intended to inform the sixty-first... More

Guideline for Household Disaster Preparedness Planning and Safety Kits

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Guides for households with actions that they should take before, during and after disasters. Five most common disasters are mentioned, including typhoon, flood, flash flood, land slide and drought. The guideline also provided a template for households to develop their disaster preparedness plan, including safety kits. More

Handbook for Communication on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption gives

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Women’s Union staff at grassroots level practical tools and clear instructions on how to conduct communication activities on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation for community people. Sổ tay tuyên truyền viên về giảm nhẹ rủi ro thiên tai, ứng phó với biến đổi khí hậu More

Training manual on Community based Disaster risk reduction with Gender integration

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Training manual on Community based Disaster risk reduction with Gender integration targets Viet Nam Women’s Union staff at central and provincial level to strengthen their knowledge and skills on gender equality, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, with the aim to enhance their participation, voice and role in the Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control. More

THE TRIAL OF RAPE: Understanding the criminal justice system response to sexual violence in Thailand and Viet Nam

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

This study, the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region, seeks to analyze how the varying criminal justice systems in Thailand and Viet Nam respond to reported cases of rape and sexual assault, and to identify the key institutional factors associated with the disposition of cases in these countries. In doing so, the study aims to understand where and how attrition of sexual violence cases occurs and identify strategic entry points for strengthening the administration of justice in this... More

GESI Guideline for identifying and prioritizing vulnerable and marginalized populations for humanitarian response, recovery, preparedness and disaster risk reduction in Nepal

Monday, September 4, 2017

GESI Guideline for identifying and prioritizing vulnerable and marginalized populations for humanitarian response, recovery, preparedness and disaster risk reduction in Nepal: Focus on women and girls, LGBTI, persons with disabilities, children, senior citizens, ethnic/caste based minorities. More

Nepal Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Profile For Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction:

Monday, September 4, 2017

Overview reference document on the GESI context in Nepal in terms of disasters, poverty/development, exclusion, vulnerability, education, health, harmful practices, GBV, laws, policies, institutions, representation and leadership More

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