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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...

16 things you can do to help end violence against women and girls

Monday, November 12, 2018

16 things you can do to help end violence against women and girls

National Conference Towards Planet 50:50: - Enabling Women’s Leadership and Representation in Local Governance

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Women are significantly under-represented in political and electoral processes everywhere in the world – be it as voters, candidates, elected representatives, or electoral administrators. The Election Commission Nepal, together with the United Nations Gender Theme Group (UN GTG) and the Sajha Abhiyan (Women's leaders' Coalition) organized on 20-21 April 2017 a national conference in response to the identified shortfalls in terms of women's participation and representation. The conference...

South Asia Peer Learning Regional Consultation on Disaster Preparedness for an Effective Response for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Disasters in South Asia impact men and women in different ways. The mortality rates are unequal and the scale and nature of economic and social losses are not the same for women and men. To reduce disaster risk, it is therefore essential to include gender analysis and considerations in all disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities. The event was organized in close coordination with UNDP and Women Friendly Disaster Management Core Group in Nepal, with support from the Government of Denmark. The...

GENDER EQUALITY UPDATE No. 11

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Government of Nepal has taken key strides to show its political commitment to climate change and disaster risk reduction. The Government developed its National Strategy on Disaster Risk Management (2009) in line with the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015. The National Strategy has outlined national level priorities and strategies in the broader areas of disaster risk management with key focus on building a disaster resilient Nepal. The...

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