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The District Profile 2014 of Bajhang was prepared by collecting the sector-wise information available in the district, analyzing the data and district situation and holding consultations with the local government agencies and stakeholders. It aims to strengthen the existing district database system. The District Development Committee, government line agencies and development partners have started using the data and information contained in the profile in their planning processes. Prepared with UNFPA support, this document will help the local government agencies, development partners, researchers and scholars in formulating policies, collecting evidence and evaluating their programmes. It covers the following information of Bajhang:
• Geographical information 
• Demographic situation 
• Social information: Situation of women, children, people living with disabilities, and status of education and health
• Drinking water and sanitation situation 
• Economic and employment situation
• Status of social services
• Agricultural, forestry and environment situation 
• Disaster management situation
• Local resources

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This document is prepared to develop a ‘targeted strategy which takes into account global best practices in the area of ending child marriages, including ending violence and harmful practices against women and girls through engaging communities and involving men and boys in this effort'. The proposed targeted strategy is part of the new Country Plan of Action (CPAP) of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in Nepal which commenced in 2013 and will end in 2017.
The strategy has validated the focus of the CPAP to engage men and boys, parents and communities including religious leaders to address the issue of child marriage and harmful practices that are deeply rooted in socio cultural values and behaviours. UNFPA is rolling out the strategy in the UN agency's advocacy and behaviour change communication interventions at the district level and in its work to support national efforts of the government in strengthening systems to prevent and respond to violence and harmful practices.

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यो सहयोगी सामग्रीले किशोरकिशोरीहरुका यौन तथा प्रजनन् स्वास्थ्य सेवाका लागि पैरवी गर्न आवश्यक पर्ने सूचना र मार्गदर्शन प्रदान गर्दछ । यसले किशोरकिशोरीहरुको समावेशी यौन तथा प्रजनन् स्वास्थ्य कार्यक्रम तर्जुमा र कार्यान्वयनमा समेत सहयोग गर्दछ । विपद् वा त्यसपछिको अवस्थामा किशोरकिशोरीहरुका आवश्यकताप्रति सरोकारवालाहरुलाई उत्तरदायी बनाउन र यौन तथा प्रजनन् स्वास्थ्य कार्यक्रम कार्यान्वयन सुनिश्चित गर्न के-कस्ता काम गर्न सकिन्छ भन्ने कुरामा मार्गनिर्देश गरिएको छ । 

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Obstetric fistula is a devastating child birth injury that has been severely neglected, despite the traumatizing impact it has on the lives of affected women and girls. This publication is intended for learners, facilitators and supervisors to be completed using an on-the-job training approach either in their workplaces or in different facilities. With the training package, service providers are expected to have comprehensive knowledge about obstetric fistula on how to provide quality care.

 

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The Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security (GPRHCS) is a unique and effective mechanism to deliver results in key priority countries. This UNFPA programme operates as a thematic pooled fund with a focused mission to ensure a secure, steady and reliable supply of quality reproductive health commodities and improve access and use by strengthening national health systems and services.

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The Population Monograph of Nepal 2014, an analytical report of the census 2011 presented in three volumes contains in-depth analysis of different topics related to the population of the country prepared by the eminent professionals dealing with such issues in their professional work. The first volume contains 12 chapters related to the population dynamics of Nepal, such as size and structure of the population, nuptiality, fertility, mortality, migration and population projections. The second volume contains 10 chapters on social demography dealing with caste/ethnicity, language, ageing, socioeconomic characteristics, status of gender, education, adolescents and youth, children and disability. Similarly, the third volume consists 9 chapters which include important interlinkages of population and economic variable such as economic activities, urbanization, economic development, environment, status of agriculture and other poverty indicators. Data has been disaggregated by caste, ethnicity, gender and spatial distribution wherever possible.

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This study demonstrates that surgical interventions have positive impact on the improvement of the health related quality of life of women who suffer from Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) or Uterine Prolapse. The effort of the government and the stakeholders for providing treatment in this regard has benefited the women of Nepal. However, surgical intervention alone will not be a complete solution in addressing the comprehensive needs. The information obtained from this study will help for future policy and planning interventions against POP programme in Nepal.

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The National Planning Commission (NPC) launched a National Plan of Action (NPA) on the holistic development of adolescents to mark the second International Day of the Girl Child on October 4, 2013.

The National Planning Commission (NPC) launched a National Plan of Action (NPA) on the holistic development of adolescents to mark the second International Day of the Girl Child on October 4, 2013, which focused on ‘Innovating for Girls’ Education. Health (including SRH), Enabling and protective environment, Education and skills, Financial empowerment and livelihoods, Civic engagement and participation and Gender and social inclusion are the key areas outlined in this document.Acknowledging that adolescents (10 -19 years) are a group that requires focused attention to meet specific development needs, to help them understand their rights, and to engage them in addressing existing challenges, the government had envisioned and prepared this multi-sectoral NPA. An inter-ministerial task team was formed under the leadership of the NPC and was supported by UNFPA, UNICEF, CWIN, Save the Children, Plan Nepal, ILO, and the Consortium of organizations working for child participation. More than 2,000 adolescents and 1,000 adult stakeholders from all over the country were consulted during the drafting and finalization of the NPA.

(The document below is in Nepali)

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The overall purpose of this study was to map women's experiences of seeking care, support and redress when they have been the victims of gender-based violence (GBV) in Nepal, and thereby to identify barriers and opportunities to both women's care seeking, and to improving the policy and programmatic environment.

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Strong son preference in parts of Asia has led to serious discriminatory practices towards girls and women, with disturbing effects on their status, health and development. The significant male surplus in some populations resulting from the excess of male births since 1980 has an impact on the sex ratios at birth and subsequently affected the dynamics of marriage in several regions of this continent. The lack of women available for marriage has created further discrimination through increased violence against women, trafficking, abduction, forced marriages, or sharing brides among brothers as different practices in different countries. Girls who are born also face discrimination in their lives through unequal opportunities for health care, education and fulfilling their aspirations.

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