Thematic AreasGender & Social Inclusion

  • News Digest – Gender & Social Inclusion (January 7 – January 13, 2021)

    January 14, 2021

    CESIF Nepal

    Honour killing: A 15-year-girl old was burnt alive by her mother in Parsa district on November 14, 2020 because the daughter had an affair with a lower caste guy. The police instituted a case against the mother at Parsa District Court. Recognition of good recruiting agencies: International Manpower (IMR), a recruiting agency, has sent ...

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  • News Digest – Gender & Social Inclusion (December 31, 2020 – January 6, 2021)

    January 7, 2021

    CESIF Nepal

    Two accused of rape: Police arrested two men from a guest house in Gwarko, Lalitpur, on the charge of raping a 27-year-old woman on January 2, 2021. A probe is underway. Trafficking to UAE: A man was arrested for allegedly attempting to traffic a woman to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The trafficker told ...

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  • News Digest – Gender & Social Inclusion (December 17 – December 23, 2020)

    December 25, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Safe motherhood: The government has brought new regulation for safe motherhood and reproduction health rights ensuring safe, affordable, quality and easily accessible maternity health services. Maternity and emergency maternity services will be provided 24 hours and without any charges under the new regulation. Every individual is entitled to gain information and seek family ...

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  • News Digest – Gender & Social Inclusion (December 10 – December 16, 2020)

    December 21, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Pervasive violation of rights: According to the report of Asian Human Rights Commission, government had been infringing various human rights and depriving victims from receiving justice using COVID crisis as an excuse. There are substantial evidences of stifling of free speech in the past several months. The number of custodial deaths is also ...

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  • News Digest – Gender & Social Inclusion (December 3 – December 9, 2020)

    December 10, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Inadequate commissioners in National Women’s Commission: Since 2017, National Women’s Commission is without officers including chairperson. However, the hotline services inducted in 2017 to record complaints against violence against women are working smoothly as claimed by the commission. Soaring child mortality rate: In the migrating cluster of Bajura district, a high child mortality ...

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  • News Digest – Gender & Social Inclusion (November 26 – December 2)

    December 3, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Dead body of Dalit man recovered: Police recovered dead body of a Dalit man from Mithuawa village in Rautahat on November 30. Police suspect the deceased was beaten to death. The body was sent to the hospital immediately for post-mortem. Further probe is on-going. Data collection of returnee migrant workers: Government has begun to ...

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  • News Digest – Gender & Social Inclusion (November 19 – 25)

    November 26, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    New ordinance on rape passed: The government passed an ordinance on rape on November 22. According to the Minister of Law, the ordinance was endorsed to have recourse against the powerful people in villages that compel the rape victims to get into a settlement with the perpetrator. The provision in the ordinance states ...

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  • News Digest – Gender & Social Inclusion (November 12 – 18)

    November 19, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Rape accused arrested: Police arrested a 52-year-old man on November 10 for raping a seven-year-old girl in Gothatar. As per the police, the victim has been taken to Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital for medical tests. The reports are yet to come. Good Samaritan continue to feed the deprived: Hamro Team Nepal continues to ...

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  • News Digest – Gender & Social Inclusion (November 5 – 11)

    November 12, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Repatriation via regular flights: The COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) recommended government to bring back stranded Nepalis from various countries via regular flights. 136,216 Nepali nationals from different countries have been repatriated via 911 repatriation flights thus far. CCMC will present detailed report to the Cabinet soon. Nepali women held hostage in Saudi Arabia: ...

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  • News Digest – Gender & Social Inclusion (October 29- November 4, 2020)

    November 4, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Migrant workers seek reimbursement: 30 returnee migrant workers applied for refund for the amount spent on airfare while returning home, according to Department of Foreign Employment. The provision under repatriation guidelines by the Supreme Court ensures reimbursement. However, the process for seeking refund is criticised as inconvenient. Declining remittance:  The World Bank projects 12% ...

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