Assistance by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security to the project “Delivering Essential Reproductive Health Care, Education and Counselling to Vulnerable Women and Adolescent Girls of Nepal affected by conflict” in the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

April 15, 2009
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  1. On 15 April, the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance totalling 1,163,203.84 US dollars (approximately 131.4 million yen) through the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security to a project entitled “Delivering Essential Reproductive Health Care, Education and Counselling to Vulnerable Women and Adolescent Girls of Nepal affected by conflict” in the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, which is going to be implemented by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World Health Organization (WHO).
     
  2. Social and regional disparities, insufficient delivery of basic social services such as reproductive health care and education due to the aftermath of the internal conflict threatens women and adolescent girls in remote conflict-affected areas of Nepal in terms of their health and opportunities for education. They are also exposed to the risk of gender based violence, human trafficking and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS. This project aims at tackling these problems through implementing comprehensive activities to protect and empower women and adolescent girls in Dadeldhura, Dang, Kapilbastu, Rautahat, Mahottari and Saptari districts of Nepal. The following activities will be implemented;
    • Providing quality reproductive health care services through conducting outreach activities by mobile reproductive health clinics, strengthening of referral system between mobile health clinics and hospitals, training health care providers, birth attendants and counsellors;
    • Conducting awareness raising campaigns on the importance of health and education and on sexual and reproductive health rights among the targeted people in order to get necessary health care in a timely manner;
    • Providing education opportunities to adolescent girls through literacy classes and life skill trainings as well as provision of scholarships;
    • Improving living standards of vulnerable households, particularly women, through income generating activities;
    • Strengthening human rights protection systems by conducting workshops for public service personnel and NGO staff on the prevention of violence against women and early marriage, and establishing networks of paralegal committees.
  1. This project is expected to promote basic human rights through improving the situation of health, education and alleviation of poverty in the conflict-affected areas of Nepal.
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