OUR FOCUS

Gender equality
and social inclusion

Overview

Inclusive growth is a persistent challenge in Nepal, with the fruits of development spread unevenly across ethnic, gender and geographic categories, a defining feature of the country’s historical trajectory. Vulnerabilities and inequalities are exacerbated by geographic and environmental factors. The existing socio-economic and physical conditions of certain groups like women (especially vulnerable groups of women, e.g. female headed households and single women), children, people with disabilities, senior citizens, sexual and gender minorities, those living in poverty and socially marginalized groups such as the Dalits, Muslims and Janajatis (Indigenous People) make them more vulnerable than others.

Our goals

UNDP Nepal works across different ministries, civil society organizations, federations, academia, media and bilateral organizations and with different UN agencies to advance gender equality, inclusion and the empowerment of women. Special attention is given to women and men facing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination such as due to caste based discrimination, ethnicity, disability or indigenous status. UNDP focuses directly on gender, inclusion and women’s empowerment, integrating it into the organizations’ key thematic areas: Poverty Reduction, Democratic Governance, Democratic Transition and Environment, Environment, Climate and DRM.

Over 10 laws

have been reviewed by Nepal's parliament

with UNDP support, related to access to justice for poor and marginalized communities, elections, constitutional commissions and disability rights. 

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