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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).

From where I stand: “I want to hug my daughter and take care of my parents, but this sacrifice needs to be made to keep them and others safe”

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Dr. Runa Jha is the Chief Pathologist and Director at the National Public Health Laboratory in Nepal, which is linked with 277 government laboratories across the country and is the only lab authorized to conduct COVID-19 testing. Jha, along with 67 team members, is playing a crucial role in the front-line response to COVID-19.

Greater support needed for working families as COVID-19 takes hold – UNICEF, ILO and UN Women

Thursday, April 2, 2020

“In Nepal, a child’s protection and development is strongly correlated with multiple socio-economic deprivations, including access to services and exposure to violence and exploitation. COVID 19 will further exacerbate these vulnerabilities especially among the poorest and most marginalized households,” said UNICEF Nepal’s Representative, Ms Elke Wisch. “Now, more than ever, family and child-friendly employment practices in the private and public sectors, as well as social protection measures adapted to this evolving situation, will be critical to protect children and their families from the most detrimental fall-out of the pandemic.” Family-friendly policies and practices, including employment and income protection, paid leave to care for family members, flexible working arrangements and access to quality, emergency childcare can make a critical difference. They enable workers to protect and care for themselves and their children and enhance workers’ productivity and sense of security.

I am Generation Equality: Subina Shrestha, journalist and filmmaker

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Subina Shrestha is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker from Nepal. Subina has steered major news coverage, often as the only international broadcast journalist on the scene; and told stories of people whose lives have been affected by natural and human-made disasters - from undercover reporting in Myanmar during cyclone Nargis, to investigating child slavery, and to covering Nepal’s earthquake and its aftermath.

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