First National Conference of Women Judges held in Nepal
The first “National Conference of Women Judges: Enhancing Leadership Skills" hosted in Kathmandu on 22-23 March 2024, marked a significant milestone in Nepal's judicial landscape. Learn more
Nepal “rings the bell for gender equality”
UN Women Nepal, in collaboration with Global Compact Nepal, International Finance Corporation, Nepal Stock Exchanges, and United Nations Nepal, joined forces to “ring the bell for gender equality ... Learn more
“I hope the Beijing+30 review will enhance the perspective of women and girls with disabilities”
Laxmi Nepal from Access Planet, a Nepalese organization that promotes the rights, empowerment, and inclusion of persons with disabilities ... Learn more
Nepal estalishes a “Care Working Group
A National "Care Working Group" (CWG) has been established in Nepal under the leadership of the National Planning Commission (NPC) of the Government of Nepal. In a significant stride towards gender equality and women’s economic empowerment ... Learn more
Who cares?
A joint OP-ED by: Patricia Fernández-Pacheco, and Numan Özcan. "Nepal can create decent employment for women and increase their labour market participation with increased public investment in the care sector ..." Learn more
Letter to My Younger Self
As you get older, you will find your people and your community. They will understand your experiences and your journey ... Learn more

UN Women Nepal

Nepal has made significant progress in socio-economic development over the past two decades despite political instability. The adoption of a new constitution in 2015 demonstrated the government's commitment to eliminating discrimination, promoting inclusivity, and achieving economic equality. In terms of women’s participation and representation in the political arena, recently enacted progressive laws explicitly stipulate a quota of 33 per cent for women’s representation in elected positions across all three tiers of government (national, provincial and local). Although this numeric quota has been met for the most part, women from marginalized castes, classes and ethnic groups are still Significant inequalities remain in decision-making positions, which are still largely held by men. Women entering politics face several constraints, including access to financing, mobility restrictions, gender-biased party practices, household work and care responsibilities and most grievously, gender-based violence (GBV). Most of these challenges can be traced to Nepal’s wider social context of patriarchy and gender-discriminatory norms ... Read more

In stories

Witnessing Impact: Finland Embassy and UN Women with Local Changemakers of Surkhet
Voices from Everest: Women and Community on Climate Change

Bhawani Rana on Business Leadership and Gender Equality

Ring the Bell for Gender Equality 2024

Critical Areas to Invest to Prevent Gender-Based Violence in Nepal

Empowering Voices: Conversation with Jharana Self Help Group Members of Surkhet

Sita Bhandari l A Facilitator's Journey to Dismantle Harmful Gender Norms

Interaction with Young Trailblazers

Featured Publication

Manual for Inclusive and Sustainable Reintegration of Returning Migrant Workers in South Asia

The manual is meant to support primarily policymakers, practitioners and service providers who can advocate for and enhance a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach in developing and implementing reintegration policies and practices ... more