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Decriminalization of Abortion in Nepal: Imperative to Uphold Women’s Rights

This fact sheet highlights continued criminalization of women for seeking abortion beyond prescribed legal conditions despite progressive legislation that came into force in 2018. The Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights (SMRHR) Act aims to respect, [...]

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Need of Separate Law on Abortion in Nepal, 2015

Publication developed by the Center and jointly published by Reproductive Health Rights Working Groups (RHRWG). The fact sheet presents why specific and comprehensive law on safe abortion is necessary in Nepal and what would be [...]

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Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Regulation in Nepal, 2020

The publication is jointly printed with the Center for Reproductive Rights, Ipas Nepal and the Forum for Women Law and Development.

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Necessary legal reforms to ensure improved access to safe abortion for women and girls in Nepal

Factsheet based on fact-finding study jointly conducted by the Center and its Nepal-based implementing partner organization, Forum for Women Law and Development in 2017. The factsheet was published in 2018 and covered the key highlights [...]

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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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Fighting for Girlhood

Fighting for Girlhood Child marriage violates the rights of millions across the world each year. But the UN just took notable steps to end its ravages. At age 15, Gita should have been cramming for [...]

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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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Ending Child Marriage

Ending Child Marriage A first-ever international appeal aims to end child marriage in South Asia “I was turned into someone’s wife before I knew what it meant to me,” remembers Rahar Maya Biswokarma, a Nepalese [...]

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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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Why Ending Child Marriage is a Critical Part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Why Ending Child Marriage is a Critical Part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Melissa Upreti Twenty-five thousand children worldwide, most of whom are girls, are married every day.  While many countries have laws that clearly [...]

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Combatting Child Marriage

Combatting Child Marriage The numbers are disturbing. According to a recent UNICEF study, one in nine girls in the developing world will marry before age 15, one in three will marry before 18. Some are [...]

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Child Marriage and Personal Laws in South Asia

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