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Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Profile for COVID-19 Responses and Preparedness

Saturday, May 9, 2020

An overview reference document covering emerging GESI issues in Nepal in context of COVID-19 responses and preparedness. The issues highlighted in the document are drawn from the inputs provided by the participants of Gender in Humanitarian Action Task Team (GiHA).

Gender Equality Update 15

Saturday, May 9, 2020

The Gender Equality Update 15 brings out the voices of front-line responders in Nepal and highlights the key recommendations from the report ‘First 100 Days Of Covid-19 In Asia And The Pacific’

The Charter of Demand

Monday, April 13, 2020

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.

Gender Equality Update No. 14 | Gender in the COVID-19 Response

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

With the wor ld responding to the COVID-19 virus, it is important to consider response and recovery mechanisms through a gender lens. While wom en, as caregivers, breadwinners and health care workers, play critical roles in times of crisis, many of the impacts of COVID-19 are affect ing women the most, exacerbating pre-existing social and economic inequalities, barriers and discrimination in their homes and communities.

Mapping progress on women’s rights in Nepal

Monday, March 30, 2020

The Constitution guarantees women's rights as a fundamental right, reaffirms the right to safe motherhood and reproductive health, education, health, employment, equal pay, social security and property rights and guarantees inclusion of women in all state bodies on the basis of principle of proportional inclusion. While legal frameworks provide solid ground for advancing the rights of women and marginalized groups, there are still challenges for translating legal equality into substantive equality for women and girls in Nepal.

Key advocacy messages on gender equality and social inclusion in covid -19 emergency response

Monday, March 30, 2020

They were developed on the basis of the IASC Policy Statement on Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action (November 2017)1, and in light of lessons learned from the Ebola and Zika outbreaks and emerging gender impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to mobilize inter-agency support within the Nepal Humanitarian Country Team in ensuring these principles are reflected in the emergency response activities in support of the Government of Nepal.

Driving the Future | Transforming Lives Through Women’s Economic Empowerment

Monday, January 20, 2020

Taking forward the spirit of Agenda 2030, the programme reached out to women from excluded and marginalised groups: returnee women migrant workers, survivors of human trafficking, conflict-affected women, rural women, women living with HIV and AIDS and home-based workers. In addition to training women to support income generation and leadership, the AWEE Programme also engaged with stakeholders such as national and sub-national governments, the private sector, civil society and communities to address discriminatory social norms and harmful practices. This coffee table book brings together stories which demonstrate that when women have economic opportunities, families and communities are supportive, and resources (financial, knowledge) are accessible; transformative change is possible.

Manual on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion and Gender Responsive Budgeting

Friday, July 5, 2019

To strengthens capacities of class II and class III officers of the federal government, a manual on Gender Equality Social Inclusion (GESI) and Gender Responsive Budget (GRB) was developed by Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC) in collaboration with, and with technical support from, UN Women. The manual is the first of its kind, as it brings together two distinct concepts of GRB and GESI and demonstrates how GRB can be used as a tool for advancing GESI.

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...

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