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Existing equality legislation in Nepal is not being adequately implemented and women continue to encounter multiple security challenges undermining their full participation in the working environment.
Based on research in the Banke and Bara districts our latest report Women’s insecurities and the workplace in Nepal explores the insecurities Nepali women face in their homes and communities, travelling to and from their work, as well as in their workplaces. It gives recommendations to respond and improve on women's safety and security.
Read the report here.
The political violence that marred the Bangladesh elections in January may have eased in recent weeks but an impartial analysis of the root causes of the unrest is crucial if future escalations of violence are to be prevented.
In a new comment piece, A destructive lack of dialogue, we analyse the causes of the election-related violence and the current political impasse. A constructive dialogue between the two main parties is urgently needed to break the current political deadlock and ensure that Bangaldesh's development progress is not squandered. Civil society and local peacebuilding initiatives must be supported to address grievances and insecurity at the local level.
Read the comment piece here.
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In the first of a series of briefings exploring the role of rising powers in the post-2015 framework we focus on South Africa and its approch to peace and security.
Conflict and the post-2015 development agenda: perspectives from South Africa brings together five papers highlighting the important voice South Africa has within global policy debates and the critical role it can play in ensuring the post-2015 framework reflects the aspirations of South Africans, and the wider African continent.
South Africa's active engagement in multilateral processes suggests it could be a key player in debates on what should be included within the development framework, including if and how to include peace and stability.
Read the briefing here.