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This report presents important new findings on the right to education from citizen-led...

Developed by an ESCR-Net Member
Country: 
Nepal
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Women and ESCR
OP-ICESCR

On August 10, ESCR-Net sent a letter to the Government of Nepal to express concern regarding the reported and threatened human rights violations in connection with the World Bank-funded Khimti-Dhalkebar 220 kV Transmission Line Project (Project), in the Sindhuli...

Country: 
Nepal
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Strategic Litigation
OP-ICESCR

In 2007, petitioners brought a case seeking mandamus to enforce obligations of women’s reproductive health rights under Article 20 (2) of the Interim Constitution and international human rights treaties to which Nepal is party. Petitioners argued that despite budgetary allotments by the government, no meaningful or effective programs had been initiated by the State to address the problem of uterine prolapse, as evidenced by the hundreds of thousands of women suffering from the condition. 

The protest of persons with disabilities in Nepal demanding their proportional representation in the Constituent Assembly reached a positive result in the last days. 

On January 13, 2014 and January 15-16, 2014, Koshish–National Mental Health Self Help Organization, the National Federation of the Disabled Nepal, Pro Public and the International Network on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights organized two workshops on the rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities in Kathmandu, Nepal.