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22 July 2016
KATHMANDU – Gender-based violence (GBV) remains an unresolved issue, both globally and in Nepal. Due to harmful societal norms and unequal power relations, women, men and third gender can be victims... Read more
11 July 2016
Statement
Nepal’s aspiration to become a middle-income country and to attain the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 rests on how much it will invest in its young people, including teenage girls, which is... Read more
8 July 2016
News
Teenage girls like Priyanka Bhatta, 18, and Gomati Bhatta, 19, (from right to left) embody the strength and spirit of this year’s World Population Day theme — “Investing in teenage girls”. © UNFPA Nepal/SC
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has been promoting adolescent girls’ empowerment and participation to advance their rights to health, education and employment in Nepal. In coordination... Read more
25 May 2016
News
“Now I have the courage to speak out and fight against the violence and discrimination that started right after my marriage and continued for years.” Saraswoti Giri (name changed to protect her... Read more
23 May 2016
Statement
Women and girls in Nepal are still suffering from obstetric fistula, a health condition that is preventable and in most cases treatable. Obstetric fistula, a hole in the birth canal, is one of the... Read more
5 May 2016
Statement
International Day of the Midwife 2016 Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA 5 May 2016   On this International Day of the Midwife, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund... Read more
25 April 2016
Opinion
On the first anniversary of Nepal's devastating April 2015 earthquake, UNFPA Nepal Representative Giulia Vallese reflects on the lessons learnt from the disaster. Read her Huffington Post op-ed... Read more
25 April 2016
Opinion
I was traveling along with my colleagues and government officials through a dirt road in Sindhuli district, when I felt the ground move at 11:56 am on April 25th, 2015. We were heading towards a safe... Read more
24 April 2016
News
NUWAKOT, NEPAL— One year on from Nepal’s deadly earthquake, Ishwori Dangol (30) has brought new life and new hope to her family. Despite still living in a shelter, Dangol and her husband are looking... Read more
20 April 2016
News
UNESCO, UNFPA, and UN Women have launched a joint project in Nepal for the empowerment of adolescent girls and young women through education. Gender disparities still persist in literacy and that... Read more

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