Gender and Social Inclusion Priorities in Budget 2078/79 (2020/21)

This study was conducted by Nepal Administrative Staff College, which highlights gender responsive budgeting trends, allocations to different ministries and commissions, gender and social inclusion priorities, among others.

Read more: Gender And Social Inclusion Priorities In Budget 2078/79 | Nepal Administrative Staff College (nasc.org.np)

Open to All: A Survey on Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities in Nepal’s Hotels

This survey was conducted by the Society of Economic Journalists—Nepal, in collaboration with the National Federation of the Disabled—Nepal, with financial and technical assistance from International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group. Covering 90-star hotels in major cities of the country, the study found that while most hoteliers were aware of the concept of accessible tourism, they had not invested in disability friendly infrastructure., which highlights gender responsive budgeting trends, allocations to different ministries and commissions, gender and social inclusion priorities, among others. Read more: Open to All: A Survey On Accessibility for Persons With Disabilities In Nepal’s Hotels (ifc.org)

Provincial Factsheets on Situation of Women in Nepal

United Nations Nepal has published provincial latest factsheets on various statistics of women in Nepal such as population, disability, political participation, access to bank accounts, education, access to technology, access to media, ownership of land and house, gender based violence,  decision making in private sphere, employment, among others.

Read more about the factsheets here: Factsheet on Women, 2021 | UN Nepal Information Platform

Assessment On Risk And Preventive Measures Of Gender Based Violence During Covid-19 Lockdown Period

An assessment conducted by Women Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC) highlighted severe cases of gender based violence during the lockdown period. Some staggering statistics include:

56% respondents shared there is high chance of occurring violence during lockdown period. 75% respondents shared domestic violence like physical violence and verbal abuse can happen, 46% said
rape, 36% said sexual abuse, 33% said attempt to rape and 49% said there is chance of happening suicide during lockdown period.

Read the full report here: WOREC, Nepal (worecnepal.org)

Representations of Women and Girls in Nepal’s Cinema

On 2 June 2021, Plan International released a research paper called ‘Representation of Women and Girls in Nepal’s Cinema’ written by Plan International Nepal and Docskool. The paper reveals that Nepali films perpetuate harmful stereotypes preventing girls and young women from fulfilling their potential. The research also shows that women and girls are rarely presented as leaders, and even when they are in leadership positions they are far more likely than men to be sexually objectified.

Read the full report here: Representations of women and girls in Nepal’s cinema | Plan International (plan-international.org)