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Nepal Enacts Legislation to Protect Women’s Rights to Bodily Autonomy

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes Nepal's official enactment of the “Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights Act, 2018” (RH Act). The act has been endorsed by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari of Nepal, [...]

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Nepal Acknowledges Urgent Need to Eliminate Child Marriage and Violence Against Women and Girls at the Human Rights Council

Nepal Acknowledges Urgent Need to Eliminate Child Marriage and Violence Against Women and Girls at Human Rights Council (PRESS RELEASE) Nepal accepted recommendations from three countries to expedite the elimination of child marriage and effectively [...]

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Retrial Begins for Nepalese Migrant Worker Wrongfully Accused of Obtaining Illegal Abortion

Retrial Begins for Nepalese Migrant Worker Wrongfully Accused of Obtaining Illegal Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) The retrial of Nirmala Thapa, a 24-year old Nepalese migrant worker who was arrested alongside her doctor in a clinic raid [...]

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Government of Nepal Hosts Convening on Ending Child Marriage with South Asian Governments

Government of Nepal Hosts Convening on Ending Child Marriage with South Asian Governments (PRESS RELEASE) With 130 million South Asian girls expected to be forced into early marriage by 2030, the government of Nepal is [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights, National Women Commission and Forum for Women, Law and Development Convene Discussion on Child Marriage in Nepal

Center for Reproductive Rights, National Women Commission and Forum for Women, Law and Development Convene Discussion on (PRESS RELEASE) Lawyers, policymakers, reproductive health, women’s and child rights advocates gathered today in Kathmandu to discuss the [...]

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Child Marriage in South Asia: Stop the Impunity (Press Release)

Child Marriage in South Asia: Stop the Impunity Center for Reproductive Rights Details Human Rights Violations Against Girls and Women Stemming From Child Marriage (PRESS RELEASE) Despite international and local laws clearly condemning child marriage, [...]

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Kharel v. Government of Nepal: Center’s Memos to Supreme Court of Nepal

I. Nepal’s existing abortion law, in permitting abortion during the first trimester without restriction as to reason or need for spousal consent, respects women’s basic human rights and should be reaffirmed.The current law on abortion [...]

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Dhikta v. Government of Nepal: CRR Memo to Supreme Court of Nepal

I. Nepal’s existing abortion law, in permitting abortion during the first trimester without restriction as to reason or need for spousal consent, respects women's basic human rights and should be reaffirmed.The current law on abortion [...]

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Four Women Imprisoned for Abortion Granted Amnesty by Nepal’s King

54 Women Still Languishing in Prison Four women imprisoned on abortion and related charges were released by King Gyanendra this week as part of a birthday tradition that involves granting amnesty to some prisoners. Of [...]

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Nepal’s King Urged to Continue Commitment to Human Rights by Releasing Women Imprisoned for Abortion

New York, NY Women’s rights groups are urging King Gyanendra of Nepal to continue his commitment to human rights by releasing women imprisoned for abortion and related charges. As is tradition, each year the King [...]

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