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  • Water for allWater for allApr 10, 2015August 2009; The Sundevi User committee, comprising of 49 members in Suklaphanata Wildlife Reserve, Jhalari village of Kanchanpur district has been cultivating Camomile (Matricaria chamomilla)' a herbal plant to extract oil. The herbs are being distilled into valuable essential oils under the supervision of Biosys-Nepal Ltd to ensure that the oil quality meets the high standards needed for selling as organically grown oil in the European market.

  • In pursuit of justiceIn pursuit of justiceMar 19, 2015Sunita Chaudhary, 35, of Darakh VDC-5 in Kailali district was a victim of domestic abuse, and suffered from the same helplessness and insecurity that many women in Nepal are faced with as a result of gender inequality in household matters. Finally, after being thrown out of her home, along with her son, Sunita sought help.

  • New study report on Nepalese Masculinities and Gender Based Violence launchedNew 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.

  • Building safer communities Building safer communities Jul 22, 2014At the Citizen Awareness Center hall in Prastoka VDC, Bara district, a group of people are gathered to discuss women’s safety and security issues in the village. A facilitator asks some basic questions, “Where do you feel unsafe in your VDC?” and “What changes would help you feel safer?”

  • Mobile Legal Clinics bring justice at the door stepMobile Legal Clinics bring justice at the door stepJul 22, 2014December 2010; Lack of efficient justice system makes it difficult for the people especially in the rural areas of Nepal to avail justice on time and in the prolonged process makes it very expensive also.

  • Nepalese voted to elect an Assembly to write a new constitutionNepalese voted to elect an Assembly to write a new constitutionJul 22, 201419, November 2013: On Tuesday voters in Nepal cast their ballot in another round of Constituent Assembly (CA) election in a bid to formulate a new constitution and form a stable government.

  • Encouraging women to pursue legal professionEncouraging women to pursue legal professionJul 22, 2014December 2010; The UNDP Enhancing Access to Justice for Consolidation of Peace in Nepal Project (A2J) project is maximising its efforts to increase the number of women in the judicial sector. In order to encourage more women to join this sector, the project has been organising one month long preparatory Bar Council exam training classes for the women candidates. Recently the project organised this training for 23 women law graduates. The result was overwhelming, all of them passed!

  • Model sub health post for safer and healthier lifeModel sub health post for safer and healthier lifeJul 22, 2014December 2010; The Badalamjee village located at a distance of 16 kms from the district headquarters of Dailekh was suffering due to lack of proper health services. The patients, mainly the pregnant mothers suffered during child birth due to the dilapidated condition of the old sub health post lacking basic facilities such as electricity, water, proper delivery room and the irregular presence of health attendants.

  • Need for safe drinking water brings along inclusionNeed for safe drinking water brings along inclusionJul 22, 2014August 2010; Jaidhan settlement of Kuntibandali, one of the acute water diarrhoea affected villages among the 15 Village Development Committees of Achham'one of the remote districts of Nepal, now has access to clean drinking water.

  • Becoming organised to fight povertyBecoming organised to fight povertyJul 22, 2014June 2010; The Fewa community organisation (CO) of Sarangkot village in Kaski district comprising 63 members (38 males and 25 females) is today a self sustaining organisation today with a credit capital of Rs.140, 000 generated from their own monthly savings. The CO has formed a 'cooperative' to support the local farmers in different aspects of their lives and there has been a significant improvement in agricultural productivity. All the households of the settlement are members of the cooperative.