Following the onset of the global Coronavirus Pandemic, the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens (MoWCSC) identified the need to study the gender and intersectional impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.
Based on the learnings from a pilot Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA) conducted by CARE Nepal in two districts of Nepal, a Terms of Reference (ToR) was developed to conduct a RGA jointly under the leadership of MoWCSC together with UN WOMEN, Nepal, Save the Children and CARE Nepal being the technical management lead. The objectives of the RGA were primarily to understand the gender differential impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable and excluded groups and how the existing gender and social inequalities have been exacerbated by the pandemic in the community and in quarantine situations in Nepal.
Since the onset of the global Coronavirus Pandemic, the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens (MoWCSC) identified the need to highlight the gender and intersectional impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. A Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA) was conducted to understand the gender differential impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable and excluded groups. The RGA was also conducted to comprehend how existing gender and social inequalities have been exacerbated by the pandemic in the community and in quarantine situations in Nepal. Download to read more.
Chitra Rekha Devi is a resident of Siraha’s Kalyanpur tole, Bhagwanpur Rural Municipality ward no.1. Her large joint family consists of 15 members including her two sons, husband, mother-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law. As the only literate person in the family, Chitra works as a small wage earner. Her family’s financial situation is poor. Other than wage labor, her family doesn’t have any other source of income.
Her husband has been living in India for 10 years. Chitra Rekha, herself, and her children have been working in Haryana, India for five years. Download to read full story.
Nepal receives a significant amount in the name of adaptation finance, however, there are discrepancies in tracking how these funds are being planned and utilized by all involved parties and as per the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In light of this, CARE Nepal has recently accomplished a study on Climate Adaptation Finance Tracking. This report presents part of the outcome of an international pilot project on tracking climate adaptation finance which was simultaneously conducted covering six developing countries –Nepal, Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Download to read more.
Unlike many people who had to make a troublesome journey to Nepal, Reshma and her family had an easier border entry.When her family arrived in Nepalgunj, she was happy with the services and facilities at quarantine site provided by the government and non-government organizations. She found it considerate when CARE Nepal handed her a kit including hygiene materials for women.
Life is not an easy journey for all, and many mostly only struggle. Kamala Devi Bohora from Waiyabehedi, Dhangadi Sub-metropolitan city-2 is one of those hard-working women who has been struggling throughout to earn a livelihood and secure a good future for the family mostly her children. Currently, she has been staying in a quarantine center in Nawadurga Secondary School in Dhangadi. With a family of seven, including her husband, two sons, and three daughters, she has struggled with her husband to secure a good future for her family.