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Nepal: Women Owning their Stories of Violence

From 1996-2006, the Government of Nepal engaged in armed conflict with a Maoist insurgency. Both parties to the conflict routinely tortured, raped, detained and killed women and girls. Breaking the culture of silence ...

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Nepal – Women take charge of family planning

In rural Nepal, women have little say in family planning, and often give birth to upwards of 8 children. With the help of the United Nations agency for reproductive health and rights (UNFPA), one woman is taking charg...

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Nepal: Rebuilding After the Earthquake

United Nations - Nepal has a long way to go after the 2015 earthquake. Many children lost their parents – and their schools. Today, we look at how one village – and one family – is trying to rebuild. 21st Century: E...

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YEAR IN REVIEW – 2015 (Short Version)

United Nations - The "UN Year in Review 2015" remembers once more the daunting challenges the United Nations faced in its 70th anniversary year - and yet it gives a glimpse of what can be achieved, when we all work to...

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Nepal: Thousands affected by Earthquake

United Nations - In April 2015, a devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in Southern Asia. Several UN agencies, including the World Food Programme and UNICEF, are on the ground to rapidly provide assistance...

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Nepal: Improving International Trade

Despite international demand for Nepal's home-grown products, getting the goods out of the country isn't easy. Unsafe road conditions and vast amounts of paperwork delay the process. With support from the World Bank,...

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Nepal: Striving For A Healthy Future

Nepal - It's home to some of the most beautiful scenery on earth. But millions of Nepalese don't have enough to eat and many children are desperately malnourished. But efforts are underway to change all that ... and i...

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Nepal: Too young to marry

Half of all girls in Nepal are married before the age of 18, an illegal but prevalent practice which denies them access to education and puts them at risk of complications in childbirth from having children too young....

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Nepal: Women Migrant Workers

United Nations, New York, March 2010 - Millions of women work overseas each year -- almost half a million from Nepal alone. The money they send home is supporting their families but sometimes the women are cruelly exp...

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Nepal: Women on the move

United Nations, New York, 21 December 2009 - Millions of women work overseas each year - almost half a million from Nepal alone. The money they send home is supporting their families but sometimes the women are crue...

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Bhutan: Forgotten Refugees

United Nations, New York, June 2009 - You can't work, study or live freely in the land of your forefathers - and you can't return to the land of your birth. That's the sad predicament facing more than 100,000 peopl...

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Nepal: Sushma’s story

United Nations, February 2009 - Thousands of women and girls are trafficked each year into India from Nepal. Sushma was one such victim, who was able to escape after being sold into sexual slavery. Unlike most other w...