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Promoting Gender Equality and Social Inclusion: Nepal's Commitments and Obligations

dc.contributor.editorShreejana Pokhrel
dc.contributor.editorGopal Krishna Siwakoti
dc.description.abstractNepal is home to 103 ethnic groups and 17 official languages. Apparently, the relationships between these diverse groups appear stable, but grievances arising out of political marginalization, caste-based discrimination, and exclusionary state practices have maintained historical divides between communities. Occasional violent outbursts further impact inter-ethnic relationships, such as the Madhesh uprisings (2007 and 2015) and the Kapilvastu Riot (2007). Political instability, weak public security, and a history of violent conflict have heavily strained the social fabric resulted in lack of trust in civic institutions. Subsequent to the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2006, the Nepali state has sought to address social tensions by ending discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, caste, culture, sexual orientation and religion through social and legal reforms. A number of legal and policy reform measures to improve inclusion have been enacted, including: The Act amending Some Nepal Acts to Maintain Gender Equality (2006); Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability (Offence and Punishment) Act (2011); and the National Action Plan on Implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and1820 (2011). Similar policy-level changes on civil service hiring quotas, Dalit child scholarships, and guidelines for local bodies with spending targets for marginalized are in place. However, implementation of these policies initiatives to promote GESI has been weak, with little impact towards the intended beneficiaries.
dc.publisherThe Asia Foundation
dc.titlePromoting Gender Equality and Social Inclusion: Nepal's Commitments and Obligations
dc.subject.expertGender Bias
dc.subject.expertGender Differences
dc.subject.expertGender Discrimination
dc.subject.expertGender Equality
dc.subject.expertGender Gaps
dc.subject.expertGender Inequality
dc.subject.expertGender Issues
dc.subject.expertGender Relations
dc.subject.expertGender Roles
dc.subject.expertEconometric analysis
dc.subject.expertEconomic implications
dc.subject.expertEconomies in transition
dc.subject.expertEconomic integration
dc.subject.expertGrowth potential
dc.subject.expertGross national product
dc.subject.expertEconomic discrimination
dc.subject.expertSocioeconomic surveys
dc.subject.adbComparative Analysis
dc.subject.adbSocial Research
dc.subject.adbSex Discrimination
dc.subject.adbEmployment Discrimination
dc.subject.adbWomen's Rights
dc.subject.adbEqual Opportunity
dc.subject.adbEqual Pay
dc.subject.adbMen's Role
dc.subject.adbWomen's Role
dc.subject.adbDevelopment Economics
dc.subject.adbEconomic Analysis
dc.subject.adbEconomic Impact
dc.subject.adbSocioeconomic Development
dc.subject.adbSocioeconomic Indicators
dc.subject.naturalGender-based analysis
dc.subject.naturalSex differences
dc.subject.naturalJob bias
dc.subject.naturalEqual employment opportunity
dc.subject.naturalFair employment practice
dc.subject.naturalJob discrimination
dc.subject.naturalAffirmative action programs
dc.subject.naturalSex discrimination against women
dc.subject.naturalPay equity
dc.subject.naturalEqual rights amendment
dc.subject.naturalEmancipation of women
dc.subject.naturalEqual rights
dc.subject.naturalWomen's movements
dc.subject.naturalFeminist economics
dc.subject.naturalLabor economics
dc.subject.naturalWomen in economic development
dc.subject.naturalWomen in development
dc.subject.naturalWage survey
dc.subject.naturalCost and standard of living
dc.subject.naturalHuman capital
dc.contributor.imprintINHURED International
oar.themeLabor Migration
oar.adminregionSouth Asia Region
oar.authorPokhrel, Shreejana
oar.authorSiwakoti, Gopal Krishna

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