The Charter of Demand

Authors/editor(s): Compiled by UN Women on behalf of three women’s networks

Nepali Women speak about Covid-19—Hear their requests

We, the undersigned organizations committed to feminist principles and women’s human rights, call on the Government of Nepal to recall and act in accordance with human rights standards in their response to COVID-19 and uphold the principles of equality and non-discrimination, foregrounding the needs and interests of the most marginalized people -- women, children, elderly, people with disabilities, rural women, LGBTIQ+, sex workers, those in the informal economy refugees, migrants, indigenous peoples, and people without identity documents. It is critical that the COVID-19 response does not exacerbate their vulnerabilities or magnify existing inequalities. We have identified the following areas of focus to be considered in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Nepal

Subject area(s): Crisis response and recovery; Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Resource type: Opinion pieces

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 6