The revised CPRP is a plan prepared by the Humanitarian Country Team and the clusters working in collaboration with, and support to, the Government of Nepal. Given the continuous multi-dimensional impact of COVID-19, the revised CPRP still includes a significant health component, but also highlights needs related to coordination planning and monitoring, protection, risk communication and community engagement, food security, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), nutrition, education, shelter/CCCM, early recovery, and logistics.
For over two decades, UNDP in partnership with the Government of Nepal and with the support from the Government of Australia, has been working towards the goal of eradicating poverty by helping those living below the poverty line to become entrepreneurs through the Micro-enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP).
The study report of the National Women’s Commission of Nepal provides the implementation status of the 2018, Concluding Observations of the CEDAW Committee on the sixth periodic report of Nepal. The report serves as tool for enabling the State to fulfil its human rights obligation, particularly in light of the seventh periodic report that has to be submitted to the CEDAW Committee in November 2022.
Gender Equality Update 32 on Needs and Challenges that Women and Excluded Groups Continue to Experience During the Current Wave of COVID-19
As the current outbreak of COVID-19 continues to impact the most vulnerable communities, the need for effective cooperation and response has increased. The Gender Equality Update 32 is the result of the Gender in Humanitarian Action Task Team (GiHA-TT) meeting, in which Civil Society Organizations, International Development Partners, UN agencies and the Government of Nepal came together to highlight the needs, challenges, good practices and lessons learned in responding to the current wave of COVID-19.
As Nepal grapples with a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the lives of people in Nepal have been drastically impacted. The most severe consequences are being borne by women, as well as vulnerable and excluded groups. In order to respond to the ongoing humanitarian crisis, UN Women Nepal Country Office (NCO) has developed a comprehensive relief package to support women from excluded groups in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has further magnified the challenges faced by vulnerable groups in Nepal. The Gender in Humanitarian Action Task Team (GiHA-TT), a multi-stakeholder network of Civil Society Organizations, International Development Partners, UN agencies and Government of Nepal, chaired by UN Women Nepal has been actively advancing the incorporation of gender equality and social inclusion into Nepal’s responses to the pandemic. This Gender Equality Update 31 puts together the good practices and lessons learned by the GiHA-TT members in responding to COVID-19 in 2020.
Each monsoon season, Nepal becomes particularly vulnerable to floods and landslides caused by heavy rain. This year, experts are predicting that Nepal will receive even more rainfall than normal between June and September. The current wave of COVID-19 has already severely impacted vulnerable populations – and now a heavy monsoon season is likely to further exacerbate their condition. This GE Update focuses on the lessons learned from past years and key recommendations to prepare for monsoon season in light of COVID-19.
Nepal’s devastating second wave of COVID-19 has been particularly challenging for vulnerable groups. This Gender Equality (GE) Update focuses on the immediate needs and challenges of vulnerable groups during this time.