CARE Nepal’s Comprehensive Adolescent Programme Package

CARE Nepal has identified adolescent girls from poor and marginalized communities as one of the impact populations for its new program strategy (2020-2025). Guided by the CARE International’s global mandate, CARE Nepal has identified this population (adolescent girls) are vulnerable to negative impacts of harmful social norms, child marriage, school dropout, and gender-based violence. These underlying causes perpetuate poor participation of adolescent girls in the public sphere, poor access to basic services such as health and nutrition, education, legal services, denial of fundamental rights and entitlements. It also leads to weakening agencies to exercise their sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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The community members treat us differently,” Renu Devi Yadav

When she reached the border of Bhagwanpur, she reveals that her family had to endure a lot of insults and abuse from the police. Officials of Thadi Police Post handed over their family to the quarantine center at Shri Balasundari University, Bhagwanpur Rural Municipality – ward no 1. While they were in the quarantine, there were 78 other people with them. Among all of them, only 4 were women. The municipality provided tea in the morning followed by lunch and dinner. However, there was a lack of cleanliness in and around the living room. Download to read more.

Shivnath’s 21 days in quarantine

He stayed for 21 days in the quarantine center at Bala Sundari University located in Bhagwanpur Gaonpalika Ward No. 1. It was an uncomfortable stay at the quarantine center. 9 to 12 people have to sleep in one room. He shared how there was a lack of sanitation, soap and beds. The toilets were unclean and on top of it all not being able to meet and talk with his family made his days painfully long and inconvenient.

He shares that women had it worse at the quarantine centers. In particular, there was a lack of security for women, separate toilets; and lack of soap and water. There was no proper place for them to wash their clothes. Download to read full story.