New study report on Nepalese Masculinities and Gender Based Violence launchedDec 4, 2014The integral relation between prevalent norms of masculinities associated with patriarchy and the perpetration and tolerance of gender based violence is an often under-studied topic. UNDP has made efforts through its Armed Violence Reduction and Strengthening Community Security Project to contribute to the knowledge on the issue.
Ex-combatant turns digital photographerMay 20, 2014November 2010; Ms. Shrestha who was discharged from Maoist cantonment in the category of 'verified minors and late recruits' in February 2010 has successfully completed her 3 months in-house training as a cook. She has started On-the-Job (OJT) training in one of the renowned hotels of Kathmandu.
UNDP helps foster lasting peace in NepalApr 7, 2014December 2006; Within seven short months a 'people's movement' that began with almost a million citizens taking to the streets of Kathmandu has cumulated into a peace process that could end almost 11 years of violent conflict in Nepal. The movement demanded that the King return power to parliament, and that a new national constitution be built to reflect Nepal's diversity.
The bumpy road to improve maternal mortalityApr 7, 2014February 2010; Nepal is very close to achieving the maternal health goal, but there is a budget gap to put the commitments fully into action. The government is committed to increasing health sector budget gradually and allocate at least 7 per cent of the national budget by 2008-09. The total budget in the health sector increased from Rs 14.9 billion in 2008-09 to Rs 17.8 billion in 2009-10. As yet, the allocation for the health sector reached only 6.3 per cent of the national budget.
Recovery in Koshi flood affected areaApr 7, 2014April 2010; 35 years old Poko Devi Majhi, a mother of 6 children, who belongs to a marginalized ethnic community of Shripur village in Sunsari district, has become an entrepreneur with the support of Koshi Early Recovery Project (KERP), supported by UNDP.
Rebuilding more livesApr 7, 2014December 2010; Chaudhary, 21 and Budha, 22 were verified as minors during the UN-led verification process in 2007. After being officially discharged from the Surkhet cantonment in February 2010, both of them contacted the toll free number and were subsequently referred to the UN Inter-agency Rehabilitation Programme (UNIRP), Western Regional Office in Nepalgunj to receive career counseling and referral to rehabilitation packages.