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April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, Nepal launched their national action plan in 2011 and it expired in 2016 (MB-Coder Comment).
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2016 DHS survey of Nepal, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 95.7%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 3.8%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 0.3%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 1.5%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 1.5%. According to a 2011 DHS survey, the...more
Jan. 11, 2018, 6:37 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-DATA-1

"With more than 60,000 youths taking up the challenge, Lily Thapa, the founder of Women for Human Rights, is overwhelmed by the response. 'The colour red symbolises passion and life so our culture prohibits widows from wearing anything red. Women are forced to wear only white attire, which I believe takes a toll on their beauty. So, the main aim of this campaign is to change that mentality,' says Lily. Kicking off the challenge, Thapa herself shared her picture on Facebook in a red salwar kameez, asking people to join in, 'If you are with me and with all single women (widows), please participate by wearing a red tika and...more
Jan. 11, 2018, 6:37 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: WR-DATA-1

"According to the latest census, six per cent of women in Nepal are widows" (para 4).
Jan. 11, 2018, 6:37 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: WR-PRACTICE-2

"The Facebook challenge to bring down the stigma associated with widows, who have to dress only in white after their husband’s death, has gained a lot of traction among young women in the last ten days" (para 2). "With more than 60,000 youths taking up the challenge, Lily Thapa, the founder of Women for Human Rights, is overwhelmed by the response. 'The colour red symbolises passion and life so our culture prohibits widows from wearing anything red. Women are forced to wear only white attire, which I believe takes a toll on their beauty. So, the main aim of this campaign is to change that mentality,' says Lily. Kicking off...more
Jan. 11, 2018, 6:37 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Taking Nepal’s social media by storm is the ‘Red Tika Challenge’ wherein women are posting pictures of themselves, wearing red clothes, to stand in solidarity with widows. The Facebook challenge to bring down the stigma associated with widows, who have to dress only in white after their husband’s death, has gained a lot of traction among young women in the last ten days" (para 1-2). "With more than 60,000 youths taking up the challenge, Lily Thapa, the founder of Women for Human Rights, is overwhelmed by the response. 'The colour red symbolises passion and life so our culture prohibits widows from wearing anything red. Women are forced to wear only...more
Dec. 17, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
Countries: India, Nepal, Thailand
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, ACR-LAW-1

"It follows the closure of surrogacy in Thailand, Nepal, and India" (para 2).
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: LO-DATA-3

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 7% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 7% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 5, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, SMPP-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-DATA-1

"Another approach [to support formal education for girls], equally successful, was the distribution of menstrual 'cups' to adolescent girls in Nepal under the Menstruation and Education in Nepal Project. Such cups—small reusable silicone receptacles that can be inserted in the vaginal canal to collect menstrual blood and emptied after a period of 12 hours—are discreet. They facilitate the mobility of young women and allow school attendance during menstruation (Oster and Thornton 2009)"(49)
Dec. 5, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: LO-DATA-3, GP-DATA-3, NGOFW-DATA-3

"In Nepal, the Hills Leasehold Forestry and Forest Development Project, now completed, took an innovative approach to ensure women’s participation. User rights to forest land were leased to landless men and women. Households allocated land were responsible for rehabilitating the land and entitled to forest produce for 40 years. Recruitment of women group promoters was given special emphasis to mobilize women’s groups for participation in leasehold groups. Training on gender, leadership, basic literacy, and legal rights were provided to women, boosting their participation in the programs. Women participants saved time in collecting forest resources, and saw their active participation as a source of empowerment (World Bank 2009, p. 160)"(27)more
Dec. 5, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"In Nepal, the Hills Leasehold Forestry and Forest Development Project, now completed, took an innovative approach to ensure women’s participation. User rights to forest land were leased to landless men and women. Households allocated land were responsible for rehabilitating the land and entitled to forest produce for 40 years. Recruitment of women group promoters was given special emphasis to mobilize women’s groups for participation in leasehold groups. Training on gender, leadership, basic literacy, and legal rights were provided to women, boosting their participation in the programs (World Bank 2009, p. 160)"(27)
Dec. 5, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"In Nepal, the Hills Leasehold Forestry and Forest Development Project, now completed, took an innovative approach to ensure women’s participation. User rights to forest land were leased to landless men and women. Households allocated land were responsible for rehabilitating the land and entitled to forest produce for 40 years. Recruitment of women group promoters was given special emphasis to mobilize women’s groups for participation in leasehold groups. Training on gender, leadership, basic literacy, and legal rights were provided to women, boosting their participation in the programs. Women participants saved time in collecting forest resources, and saw their active participation as a source of empowerment (World Bank 2009, p. 160)"(27)."Time reallocations...more
Dec. 5, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DLB-DATA-1, LO-DATA-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-DATA-1

"Time reallocations resulting from Nepal’s joining the Vegetable and Fruit Cash Crop Programme (VFC) were investigated in 1991–1993. The VFC aimed to encourage commercialization of fruits and vegetables by quality and productivity improvements, for the benefit of families who had hitherto produced fruits and vegetable for their own consumption. Using various methodologies to observe 264 households, researchers found that VFC participation increased the time dedicated by women (and even moderately by men) to children under 5 years of age in families with more than one preschooler. In contrast, in households with only one preschooler, parents tended to spend more time on cultivation, especially for the cash crops, at the expense...more
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal
Variables: DLB-DATA-1

"An oft-cited example is the work by the international NGO Helen Keller International, launched initially in Bangladesh in the 1980s, and expanded later to Cambodia, Nepal, and the Philippines (Ianotti, Cunningham, and Ruel 2009; Meinzen-Dick et al. 2011b). Working together with local partners, Helen Keller International supports women’s production of nutritious food on family plots, with significant reductions in micronutrient deficiencies (vitamin A, iron, and zinc) in the households concerned. In addition to increasing dietary diversity, such strategies may allow women to build economic assets (with the raising of poultry, for example), and improve their role in decision making within the family while fulfilling their domestic and child-care responsibilities. Women’s...more
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia, Nepal, Philippines
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"An oft-cited example is the work by the international NGO Helen Keller International, launched initially in Bangladesh in the 1980s, and expanded later to Cambodia, Nepal, and the Philippines (Ianotti, Cunningham, and Ruel 2009; Meinzen-Dick et al. 2011b). Working together with local partners, Helen Keller International supports women’s production of nutritious food on family plots, with significant reductions in micronutrient deficiencies (vitamin A, iron, and zinc) in the households concerned. In addition to increasing dietary diversity, such strategies may allow women to build economic assets (with the raising of poultry, for example), and improve their role in decision making within the family while fulfilling their domestic and child-care responsibilities"(71-72)more
Dec. 5, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia, Nepal, Philippines
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"An oft-cited example is the work by the international NGO Helen Keller International, launched initially in Bangladesh in the 1980s, and expanded later to Cambodia, Nepal, and the Philippines (Ianotti, Cunningham, and Ruel 2009; Meinzen-Dick et al. 2011b). Working together with local partners, Helen Keller International supports women’s production of nutritious food on family plots, with significant reductions in micronutrient deficiencies (vitamin A, iron, and zinc) in the households concerned. In addition to increasing dietary diversity, such strategies may allow women to build economic assets (with the raising of poultry, for example), and improve their role in decision making within the family while fulfilling their domestic and child-care responsibilities. Women’s...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cuba, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 16 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:48 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"In Nepal, for example, the first census in 2001 to collect sex-disaggregated ownership data representative of the national level showed that in only 10% of male-headed households were women recognized with some ownership of land. In 22% of female-headed households women owned land, while in 14.9% of the total number of households women owned land (Dabadi 2009). The picture has improved slightly, in part thanks to reform in 2006 of the regulation of inheritance of land and land ownership. Introduction in 2006 of a tax rebate—rising from 10% in 2006 to 25% in 2009—if land is registered in a woman’s name also helped (Singh Shresta 2010)"(24)
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:29 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"Women who are left behind sometimes must shoulder debts incurred to support the migration of men, in addition to coping with and managing household production activities. This may cause women to abandon household production and take up waged labor in their vicinity, as has been seen in Nepal (personal communication, 2013)"(22)
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"In Nepal, women are responsible for forage collection, transportation, and feeding animals, whereas men do the milking and sale of milk (Paudel et al.2009)"(22)
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"In Nepal, for example, the first census in 2001 to collect sex-disaggregated ownership data representative of the national level showed that in only 10% of male-headed households were women recognized with some ownership of land. In 22% of female-headed households women owned land, while in 14.9% of the total number of households women owned land (Dabadi 2009). The picture has improved slightly, in part thanks to reform in 2006 of the regulation of inheritance of land and land ownership. Introduction in 2006 of a tax rebate—rising from 10% in 2006 to 25% in 2009—if land is registered in a woman’s name also helped (Singh Shresta 2010)"(24)."An oft-cited example is the...more
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"In Nepal, for example, the first census in 2001 to collect sex-disaggregated ownership data representative of the national level showed that in only 10% of male-headed households were women recognized with some ownership of land. In 22% of female-headed households women owned land, while in 14.9% of the total number of households women owned land (Dabadi 2009). The picture has improved slightly, in part thanks to reform in 2006 of the regulation of inheritance of land and land ownership. Introduction in 2006 of a tax rebate—rising from 10% in 2006 to 25% in 2009—if land is registered in a woman’s name also helped (Singh Shresta 2010)"(24)."An oft-cited example is the...more
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia, Nepal, Philippines
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"An oft-cited example is the work by the international NGO Helen Keller International, launched initially in Bangladesh in the 1980s, and expanded later to Cambodia, Nepal, and the Philippines (Ianotti, Cunningham, and Ruel 2009; Meinzen-Dick et al. 2011b). Working together with local partners, Helen Keller International supports women’s production of nutritious food on family plots, with significant reductions in micronutrient deficiencies (vitamin A, iron, and zinc) in the households concerned. In addition to increasing dietary diversity, such strategies may allow women to build economic assets (with the raising of poultry, for example), and improve their role in decision making within the family while fulfilling their domestic and child-care responsibilities"(71-72)more
Nov. 29, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"Women who are left behind sometimes must shoulder debts incurred to support the migration of men, in addition to coping with and managing household production activities. This may cause women to abandon household production and take up waged labor in their vicinity, as has been seen in Nepal (personal communication, 2013)"(22)
Nov. 29, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Women who are left behind sometimes must shoulder debts incurred to support the migration of men, in addition to coping with and managing household production activities. This may cause women to abandon household production and take up waged labor in their vicinity, as has been seen in Nepal (personal communication, 2013)"(22)
Nov. 29, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia, Nepal, Philippines
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"An oft-cited example is the work by the international NGO Helen Keller International, launched initially in Bangladesh in the 1980s, and expanded later to Cambodia, Nepal, and the Philippines (Ianotti, Cunningham, and Ruel 2009; Meinzen-Dick et al. 2011b). Working together with local partners, Helen Keller International supports women’s production of nutritious food on family plots, with significant reductions in micronutrient deficiencies (vitamin A, iron, and zinc) in the households concerned. In addition to increasing dietary diversity, such strategies may allow women to build economic assets (with the raising of poultry, for example), and improve their role in decision making within the family while fulfilling their domestic and child-care responsibilities. Women’s...more
Nov. 28, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Philippines
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"An oft-cited example is the work by the international NGO Helen Keller International, launched initially in Bangladesh in the 1980s, and expanded later to Cambodia, Nepal, and the Philippines (Ianotti, Cunningham, and Ruel 2009; Meinzen-Dick et al. 2011b). Working together with local partners, Helen Keller International supports women’s production of nutritious food on family plots, with significant reductions in micronutrient deficiencies (vitamin A, iron, and zinc) in the households concerned...Although there is a risk that homestead food production may strengthen norms favoring women’s social seclusion, the opposite may be the case when a woman’s asset base develops enough to allow sales on the market and market access is not constrained"(71-72)more
Nov. 28, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia, Nepal
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-1

"An oft-cited example is the work by the international NGO Helen Keller International, launched initially in Bangladesh in the 1980s, and expanded later to Cambodia, Nepal, and the Philippines (Ianotti, Cunningham, and Ruel 2009; Meinzen-Dick et al. 2011b). Working together with local partners, Helen Keller International supports women’s production of nutritious food on family plots, with significant reductions in micronutrient deficiencies (vitamin A, iron, and zinc) in the households concerned. In addition to increasing dietary diversity, such strategies may allow women to build economic assets (with the raising of poultry, for example), and improve their role in decision making within the family while fulfilling their domestic and child-care responsibilities. Women’s...more
Nov. 10, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"This is one reason why enhancing leadership and participation of women in rural institutions is one of the four pillars of the initiative launched in September 2012 jointly by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), FAO, IFAD, and WFP. The program, Accelerating Progress toward the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women, will be implemented during its initial 5-year phase in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kyrgyz Republic, Liberia, Nepal, Niger, and Rwanda. It is premised on the idea that economic and political empowerment are mutually supportive and should go hand in hand"(5)