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UN Women supports efforts to improve LGBTIQ rights in Nepal

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Five years ago, the rights of the LGBTIQ community were recognized in the Constitution of Nepal in article 12 for equality and social justice and in article 18 the right to citizenship.

What happened after COVID-19 hit: Nepal

Friday, November 20, 2020

Women’s land rights are key to their economic independence and better decision-making power within families. In many parts of the world, research shows that lack of land rights makes women more vulnerable to gender-based violence. Dhana*, 38, is among the 218 gender-based violence survivors who have received life-saving assistance from the ‘Provision of Emergency Legal Assistance to Survivors of Gender-Based Violence in the COVID-19 Context’ project.

Stories of Peace Builders from Nepal’s Armed Conflict

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

This year marks the 20th anniversary of implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325. To honor the occasion, we present stories from the leaders of Nepal's National Women Conflict Victim Network. Nepal's decade long conflict from 1996 to 2006 ended with the then Maoists cadre and the Government of Nepal signing the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

A rural farmer’s inspirational journey to becoming a respected leader

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Roshani Kumari Chaudhary is an inspiration to many in her village. For someone who made ends meet by working as a farmer and cooking meals for passersby sitting on a mud coated floor of a bamboo hut, she has certainly come a long way. She is now a community leader who commands respect and influence in her Municipality. She proudly shares, “I am now the Chairperson of a Jaldevi Women Farmer Group, a social activist and a member of the health community."

Statement by the President of Nepal, Right Honourable Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari, at the High-level Meeting on the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing+25)

Monday, October 5, 2020

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action serves as a transformative blueprint for gender equality and empowerment of women and girls. Despite a steady progress achieved in twelve critical areas of Beijing Declaration, it will take time to fully realize those commitments. Structural gaps and challenges still persist in society. COVID-19 pandemic has risked further aggravating inequalities. We should not let the pandemic stall our progress.

From where I stand: “I believe that violence against women is never okay. I do all I can to make sure it doesn’t happen.”

Monday, August 24, 2020

Shila Ale is a well-recognized woman human rights defender from Barahathawa Municipality, Province 2, Nepal. As member of Respect Nepal, a grassroots women’s organization (GWO), she has been working relentlessly to strengthen access to justice for women and excluded groups.

From Where I stand: “I am listening, I am with you.”

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Sabina Rimal is the Program Officer at Women's Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC) Nepal, an organization working for the protection and promotion of women’s human rights. In her role, Rimal counsels survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and manages supervision of psycho-social counseling sessions and coordination of safe houses across WOREC‘s network in Nepal.

UN Women and World Design Organization team up to develop innovative, human-centric design solutions to prevent violence against women and girls

Monday, August 3, 2020

UN Women in Asia and the Pacific and World Design Organization (WDO)® have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to identify design solutions to support the prevention of violence against women and girls (VAWG). The collaboration between the two organizations aims to address this violence through the lens of design to identify human-centric, solution-based initiatives that will contribute to achieving multiple development outcomes including better health, education, civic participation and gender equality.

In Nepal, a woman-managed quarantine centre tends to women’s unique needs and recovery

Friday, July 10, 2020

Across the globe, many migrants have been waiting to reunite with their families in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions to prevent its spread.

Sustaining women led enterprises in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

In 2017, 35-year-old Anita Kumari Chaudhary from Rautahat, Nepal, – attended a vocational training program on tailoring. Little did she know that the course would have been so valuable as she would be sewing masks in 2020 to keep her community safe from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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