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Srijana Pun: fighting for the right to earn a dignified living
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Srijana Pun: fighting for the right to earn a dignified living

In the final entry of our Nepal gender, peace and security interview series, Sahina Shrestha of the Nepali Times writes about the discrimination and marginalisation faced by women who work in the informal entertainment sector in Nepal.

21 May 2018
Fighting marginalisation and exclusion in Nepal
Blog

Fighting marginalisation and exclusion in Nepal

Following a visit to Nepal’s Sunsari and Siraha districts, Ilya Jones outlines some of the accomplishments and challenges faced by partners and communities in their peacebuilding work.

23 March 2018
Bhakti Shah – the fight for gay and transgender rights in Nepal
Blog

Bhakti Shah – the fight for gay and transgender rights in Nepal

For the second instalment of the gender, security and development interview series, we spoke with Bhakti Shah, a Nepali LGBTI activist. In the interview, Bhakti speaks about her struggle to achieve recognition for the diverse community and to gain respect as a Nepali lesbian.

22 January 2018
Bimala Thapa – tackling perceptions of women in the Nepal Police
Blog

Bimala Thapa – tackling perceptions of women in the Nepal Police

This short video is part of Saferworld's gender, security and development interview series exploring how unequal and harmful standards and expectations of women and men can be challenged successfully in Nepal. In the first instalment, we spoke with the former Deputy Inspector General of the Nepal Police, Bimala Thapa

25 November 2017
Nepal’s constitution: between consolidation and contention
Comment & analysis

Nepal’s constitution: between consolidation and contention

Following a 10-year civil war, Nepal’s constitution set the country on the path towards elections and was meant to bring peace and stability to the nation. But with the country’s diversity of ethnic groups, languages and castes, many feel that it doesn’t go far enough. Anurag Acharya looks at the recent local elections and explores what they mean for Nepal’s future direction.

27 October 2017