Committed to integrating the national action plan into the mainstream development plan, within the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as to further localize the action plan for the benefit of the people on the ground.
Committed to ensuring that all victims of sexual violence have access to justice as well as to relief benefits and support services.
Will emphasize gender mainstreaming in our recovery, relief and rehabilitation efforts so as to align the implementation of national action plans with the gender-specific recommendations of the various treaty bodies and mechanisms and to engage more men and boys.
In 2011, Nepal adopted a National Action Plan to implement resolutions 1325 (2000) and 1820 (2008).
Nepal has made explicit efforts to localize its National Action Plan, with localization guidelines in place since 2013. The success of the first National Action Plan has led to the soon-to-be-adopted second National Action Plan, which focuses on sexual violence, particularly during conflict.
The gender responsive budget, introduced in 2006, has now reached over 35 per cent of the total budget.
Nepal has endorsed the Kigali Principles on the Protection of Civilians and signed the Secretary-General’s voluntary compact on preventing and addressing sexual exploitation and abuse. The United Nations policies on sexual exploitation and abuse and the protection of human rights are fully incorporated in the pre-deployment training courses for Nepalese peacekeepers.
Nepal is committed to progressively attaining the United Nations goal of 15 per cent females in peacekeeping operations, and has employed inclusive policies to encourage more females to join the national security forces.
Nepal stands ready to share its experience and lessons learned through the constructive engagement of women in conflict prevention and resolution, as well as post-conflict restructuring and rebuilding.
Nepal has made explicit efforts to localize its national action plan, with the introduction of localisation guidelines in 2013. With the mandatory provision of 33 per cent women’s representation in local peace committees, Nepal’s national action plan has been an example of a transparent, inclusive and participatory process, with the close involvement of conflict victims and civil society organizations.
Last year’s local elections, in which women secured nearly half of the leadership positions — beyond the constitutional guarantee of 40 per cent — are expected to generate further multiplier effects to ensure the maximum inclusion and participation of women in leadership positions, legislation and governance. Moreover, a 33 per cent quota for certain positions in Government services, including in security forces, has been reserved for women.
Nepal will soon be adopting its second national action plan, which focuses on sexual violence, particularly during conflict.