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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.

From where I stand: Gauri Bista

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Caption Text bhisjadhaisdh The current crisis has created divisions in the villages. The lack of awareness about the pandemic has had huge consequences - migrants returning from India have been stigmatized and not allowed to return to their homes by the villagers. Such negative perceptions have even impacted their families and the social harmony in our community. Many of the migrant workers are returning home with no money. I am very worried to know that a majority of them are the...

Take five: “Women are often an after-thought in a humanitarian crisis”

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Ms. Bina Pradhan is an independent researcher, focusing on gender, macroeconomics and emerging issues of inequality, affiliated to Federation of Business and Professional Women, Nepal (FBPWN). She has been working on promotion and advancement of women in enterprise development and trade, post-earthquake community reconstruction, and rebuilding people’s lives and livelihoods with a focus on sustainability. In this interview, Ms. Pradhan shares her views on the socio-economic...

From Where I stand: “Hunger may kill the poor and vulnerable before COVID-19 does”

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Rita Mahato, a feminist activist from the Madhesi Community of Siraha, Province 2 of Nepal, has worked for over 17 years fighting for women’s rights in her community. In particular, Mahato advocates for ending child marriage, dowry, domestic violence, polygamy, violence against women, and gender discrimination.

Take five: “We must ensure that there are no cuts in donor and government expenditure on gender equality programmes”

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Ms. Meena Acharya is a feminist economist and a senior scholar from Nepal who has researched and published extensively on development, macro economy, poverty and politics from a gender perspective for over 45 years now. In her interview with UN Women, she shared her expert analysis on the emerging socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 from a gender perspective.

UN Women partners with Viber to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in Nepal

Friday, April 24, 2020

UN Women Nepal and Rakuten Viber, the company behind the messenger and call app Viber, entered into a partnership to use this innovative platform to reach out to communities in order to promote Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE).

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