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Friday, May 10, 2019
Nepal survey: does a seat at the table guarantee gender equality?
Nepal’s constitution mandates that women hold at least 33% of seats in the national parliament and provincial assemblies, and at least 40% in local governments. These provisions, enshrined in 2015, have given a record number of women a place at the...
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Nepal: Including the excluded
When Bidya Devi Bhandari became Nepal’s first woman President in 2015, cynics dismissed her arguing that she was the widow of a political leader, it was a ceremonial position anyway, and one woman becoming head of state did not change the lives of...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Nepal: Call for women’s representation and leadership in local governance
Nepal — "I am contesting the upcoming election with my headscarf on, duly following the advice of my mother-in-law. But I have offered my full support to my daughter-in-law to contest the polls without the scarf" says Kausilya Tharu, 45, who came...
Friday, May 12, 2017
Nepal election: The women who want to bring change
The first local elections in nearly 20 years are taking place in Nepal. Under the new constitution, local bodies have substantial clout - they will draft laws, collect certain taxes and even have some judicial powers. Nearly 20,000 women are...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Election Commission of Nepal asks parties to field women candidates in polls
KATHMANDU: The Election Commission (EC) of Nepal has urged the political parties to ensure women’s candidacy in all posts contesting in the May 14 local level elections. “I, in person, request all political parties and their leaders to ensure women...
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Nepal: Minority women to see big increase among elected in May local elections
KATHMANDU, Feb 28: One of the key demands of the people’s movement in 2006 was increased representation of women, Dalits and people from marginalized communities in various state structures. The local elections scheduled to be held on May 14 are set...
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Building durable peace: Women’s role is vital
By Sophie Kemkhadze, UNDP Nepal Country Director Ten years have passed since Nepal ended its decade-long conflict. These last ten years have been not only an opportunity for Nepal to build and maintain peace, but it’s been a time of reflection and...
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Contesting Patriarchy: The gender gap and gender-based violence in Nepali politics and the Constituent Assembly Elections 2013
This study from Nepal by International IDEA identifies gender gaps and barriers which undermine women’s ability to realize their full potential in politics. It looks at both systemic barriers, particularly gender-based violence, and obstacles...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Nepal
Nepal pledged for more gender equality and the empowerment of women since it participated in theFourth World Conference on Women in Beijing and committed to the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA)during 1995. This National Review Report highlights on...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Stakeholders for greater participation of women in politics, Nepal
Various stakeholders have stressed the need for greater participation of women in politics by introducing pro-women legislation, policy frameworks and advocacy mechanisms. They have also said that there should be regional advocacy mechanisms to...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Press Release: New research reveals violence against women in politics rampant in South Asia
Violence against women in politics is rampant in South Asia according to a new study conducted by the Centre for Social Research and UN Women. The study, ‘Violence against Women in Politics’ revealed that the insufficient implementation of laws,...
Monday, May 05, 2014
Lucky Sherpa
Ms. Lucky Sherpa spoke with Marilyn Cham, UNDP consultant and partner with iKNOW Politics, during IPU's Conference on "Parliaments and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples", held in Bolivia, 7-9 April, 2014Ms. Sherpa spoke on the status of the...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Women Members of the Constituent Assembly: A summary of a study on contribution of women in constitution making in Nepal
This publication reveals stories of leadership, struggle and achievement of the 197 women in the Constituent Assembly in Nepal. It documents the initiatives, roles and challenges of the women members of the Constituent Assembly and at the same time...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Violence against women in politics: a study conducted in India, Nepal and Pakistan
Violence against women in politics - how common is it in South Asia? According to a new study by UN Women, it is rampant 60% of women do not participate in politics due to fear of violence; 45% per cent of women candidates in India face physical...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Country Reviews: Women’s Political Participation in South Asia.”
Governance in all South Asian countries is imbued with a predominantly patriarchal character. This is reflected in the fact that women form a disproportionately small segment of representatives in elected bodies across all levels of governance, and...
Monday, April 21, 2014
Women’s empowerment and corruption prevention can go hand-in-hand
A recent discussion at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women initiated by UNDP and partners highlighted what an asset grass-roots women’s organisations can be in the fight against corruption in their communities. The discussion...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
In Nepal, Women Fight to Maintain Seats in the Constituent Assembly
Nepali women had much to be proud of as 172 of them were seated in the country’s newest Constituent Assembly on Jan. 22. They filled almost 30 percent of the 575 seats that were contested during parliamentary elections last fall, despite the...
Monday, January 27, 2014
In Nepal, Women Fight to Maintain Seats in Parliament
Nepali women had much to be proud of as 172 of them were seated in the country’s newest Constituent Assembly on Jan. 22. They filled almost 30 percent of the 575 seats that were contested during parliamentary elections last fall, despite the...