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Gender Equality Update. No. 13 | May 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Government of Nepal is committed to ensure that all provincial and local governments are fully functional, sustainable, inclusive and accountable to their citizens in the new federalist state structure. As more than 40 per cent of the elected representatives at the local government level, women now have an unprecedented opportunity to advance gender equality and social inclusion.

Returning Home: challenges and opportunities for women migrant workers in the Nepali labour market

Thursday, March 28, 2019

The present study shows that while women largely migrate for economic reasons, they remain unable to improve their economic status upon return to Nepal due to traditional restrictions to their mobility and their disproportional share of household responsibilities. Furthermore, the participation of returnee migrant women workers in Nepal’s labour market is constrained by multiple work burdens created by the gendered division of household labour and care responsibilities. The findings...

16 things you can do to help end violence against women and girls

Monday, November 12, 2018

16 things you can do to help end violence against women and girls

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...

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...


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...

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.

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

Gender Equality Update No 12 for the Flood Response

Monday, September 4, 2017

Summary of key facts and figures, case studies, initiatives, progress, challenges, needs and opportunities related to gender equality and social inclusion in the context of the Nepal flood humanitarian response in 2017. Includes overview of GESI in the flood context, key messages as well as a highlighting key response, needs, gas and emerging risks from a GESI perspective.

Nepal: Needs of sexual violence survivors and children born out of rape

Thursday, June 8, 2017

In Nepal, exclusion of large numbers of Nepalese from political, economic and social processes based on their ethnicity, caste, gender and religion became root causes for a decade-long armed conflict (1996-2006). Although the conflict officially concluded with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in November 2006, Nepalese women, men and children paid a heavy price. There have been over 17,000 deaths of women and men recorded by the Ministry of Peace and...

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