Following a decade-long conflict that ended in 2006, protests and disagreements over the new constitution mean Nepal faces an uncertain future. Yet the prospect of a new form of federal, localised governance that brings decision-making closer to communities has potential to support an open and responsive relationship between citizens, communities and their government, laying the groundwork for lasting peace.

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Saferworld has been working in Nepal since 2009 to improve peace, community safety and stability. In partnership we engage with civil society and marginalised groups including women and young people to advocate nationally for approaches to governance that take into account conflict drivers and gender inequality. We also help to develop community safety plans, and have conducted pioneering research into the relationship between Nepalese gender roles and violence.

In Nepal we are working on:

Gender, peace and security - we challenge problematic gender roles and violence.

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Community safety and security – we develop collaborative early warning systems to support responses that stop violence before it starts.

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Governance – we support improved governance by promoting transparency and accountability.

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