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UN Women Nepal COVID-19 Response: Blazing Trails in the Humanitarian Development Continuum

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Backed by over five years of experience in leading the mainstreaming of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) in all phases of disaster risk reduction, prevention and response, and in collaboration with government, civil society, United Nations (UN) agencies and development partners, UN Women put together its own COVID-19 Response Strategy for Nepal. Braced for the long haul, UN Women approached the COVID-19 humanitarian crisis with a development perspective, glued to the twin focus of responding to the people’s immediate needs while pushing gender equality in the short and long-term responses to the pandemic.

Gender Equality Update 23

Friday, September 18, 2020

The GE Update # 23 focuses on gendered impacts of the floods and landslides caused by heavy rainfall during the monsoon season. On July 27, the Gender in Humanitarian Task Team (GiHA TT) organised a virtual meeting on monsoon response with women’s groups, civil society organisations and the Government of Nepal to understand the challenges and issues pertaining to this emergency and lessons learned from previous years.

Gender Equality Update 21

Monday, August 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates power dynamics and makes communities more vulnerable to violence. To advocate for the protection of the vulnerable groups against the risks of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) in the current context, the Gender Equality Update 21 highlights emerging issues on PSEA raised by INGOs, NGOs and civil society organisations during the Gender in Humanitarian Action Task Team meeting on June 25, and provides resources for organisations wanting to strengthen their prevention and reporting mechanisms.

Gender Equality Update 20

Friday, July 24, 2020

The Gender Equality Update 20 highlights some of the ongoing initiatives of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Nepal designed to address the needs of vulnerable groups and communities.

Gender Equality Update 19: Women's Leadership in COVID-19

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Gender Equality Update 19 focuses on women’s leadership in Nepal the context of COVID-19 response. It aims to bring forth the voices and highlights the emerging issues from women mayors and deputy mayors.

Gender Equality Update 18

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Gender Equality Update 18 brings out the voices of youth in Nepal on migration, livelihood, sexual and reproductive health, women’s leadership and engaging men and boys.

Gender Equality Update 17

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Gender Equality Update 17 looks into how COVID-19 has impacted the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Nepal, and highlights the emerging issues and recommendations from victims groups and civil society organisations.

Gender Equality Update 16: Gender and Economy

Friday, May 29, 2020

The Gender Equality Update 16 brings out the emerging issues and recommendations from rural women farmers, women entrepreneurs and feminist economists. The update also provides a summary of the UN socio-economic response framework to COVID-19.

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’

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