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Government of Finland provides 4 million EUROS (NPR 514 million) to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in Nepal through UN Women

Thursday, January 3, 2019

The Government of Finland and UN Women have signed an agreement to collaborate and support the implementation of Government of Nepal’s national priorities and commitments on enhancing women’s economic empowerment and political participation and to advance our mission towards poverty eradication in Nepal. The agreement, worth 4 million Euros (approximately NPR 514 million), covering a period of four years (2018-2022)... More

All seven Provincial Assemblies in Nepal go orange for the 16 Days of Activism

Monday, December 10, 2018

All seven Provincial Assembly buildings across the country were lit up in orange to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, the first day of the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. Events were organized by the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) Nepal and the International Development Partners’ Group, in collaboration with the seven Provincial... More

Inclusive Democracy: Women in Politics

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The full participation of women in political life is not only a guarantee of their human rights, but an essential requirement to reach peaceful and prosperous societies . Gender equality does not merely strengthen democracy. Without gender equality, there is no real democracy. Michelle Bachelet, the former President of Chile and the current UN High Commissioner... More

Civil Society Organizations in Nepal voice concerns in CEDAW Shadow Report

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Half of all political party representatives should be women; child marriage laws need to be implemented; and discriminatory sections of Nepal’s new Civil Code must be amended. These were just a few of the recommendations stemming from civil society consultations held in seven provinces across Nepal, which culminated in a national event in Kathmandu on 20 September. They will feed into a Shadow Report by Nepal’s Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) ... More

Women rise to political leadership in Nepal with help from a UN Women project

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Eighteen years ago, her husband was killed in the cross-fire between Government forces and insurgents. Suddenly, Ek Maya was left alone to take care of their two daughters, in the agricultural community of Khajura in Banke district in mid-west Nepal. Not only did she have to struggle to make ends meet, but she also had to endure gender- and caste-based discrimination as a single woman... More

Advancing the partnership for gender equality and women’s rights in Nepal with the Ministry of Women Children and Senior Citizen

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

As Nepal prepares to embark on a journey for sustained development after the successful completion of the country’s historic elections, two prominent advocates for gender equality and women’s empowerment meet to discuss the way forward for women and girls in Nepal. The meeting... More

Breaking the Silence: Ending Impunity

Monday, April 2, 2018

The experiences of women, especially those who suffered sexual violence, have not been fully acknowledged as part of the history of Nepal's armed conflict from 1996 to 2006. Too often women survivors and victims are silenced, disbelieved, or punished when they do come forward to share their accounts. In support of the women survivors and victims who faced and endured these experiences, this event was organized to share the gross violations of their rights that... More

Lumbini lighted up to mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Friday, January 12, 2018

Lumbini was oranged to mark the beginning of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence to challenge violence against women and girls. Mayadevi Temple, the birthplace of Sakyamuni Buddha was lighted up into fully orange. The event jointly organized at Mayadevi by Lumbini Development Trust (LDT), UN Resident Coordinators Office (UNRCO), UN Population Fund (UNPF), UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and UN Women was attended by large number of participants including tourists... More

Women migrant workers still working under unclear, unfair contracts, study finds, despite availability of best-practice templates

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of women migrant workers are labouring under contracts they don't understand, in languages they cannot read, or that provide inadequate protection of their rights, a study has found. This problem persists despite the available of templates such as the Standards Terms of Employment (STOE) . The findings were discussed at a stakeholder consultation in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 20 and 21 of December... More

OP-ED: Ending chhaupadi system: Comprehensive approach required

Monday, August 21, 2017

The laws a society passes speak of the values the society wishes to embrace. Nepal, through its laws and policies, shows clear aspiration to be a country governed with respect for human rights, equality and dignity for all. The recent deaths of several young women, banished to cow sheds during their menstruation and exposed to the elements and to snakebites... More

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