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CEDAW Shadow Report 2018

This briefing paper highlights issues for Article 12- Right to Health on discrimination and violence faced by women and girls in Nepal related to their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and provides recommendations to the government and CEDAW Committee for the seventh reporting cycle of Nepal.

Nepal is a progressive country in South Asia with many laws and policies addressing women and girls SRHR. However, Nepal has been unable to make progress or remains stagnant in many areas of SRHR. This brief, shows progress made by the Government of Nepal (GoN), gaps that remain in the health sector, steps needed to ensure women’s SRHR and recommendations.

This briefing paper was produced by Right Here, Right Now- Nepal platform. Beyond Beijing Committee- Nepal took the lead in organizing consultation in different provinces, covering the seven provinces from February-September 2018, to gather information on women and girls SRHR and drafting the paper.