CARE Nepal – Annual Report 2019

CARE Nepal has been supporting the most vulnerable communities of Nepal to fight poverty and social injustice while providing capacity to empower communities both in policy and economic aspects over the last four decades of its establishment in Nepal. It is one of the key development actors in Nepal providing aid, relief and response in emergencies caused by various scales of natural disasters such as storm, flood and earthquake. By 2020, CARE Nepal aims to support nearly four million people from the most poor, vulnerable and excluded communities.

Rapid Gender Analysis on COVID 19 Nepal, 2020

Since the onset of the global Coronavirus Pandemic, the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens (MoWCSC) identified the need to highlight the gender and intersectional impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. A Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA) was conducted to understand the gender differential impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable and excluded groups. The RGA was also conducted to comprehend how existing gender and social inequalities have been exacerbated by the pandemic in the community and in quarantine situations in Nepal. The RGA was jointly conducted under the leadership of MoWCSC along with UN WOMEN, Save the Children, with CARE Nepal
being the technical management lead. The study was conducted using an Intersectional Approach . Along with primary data collection and analysis, the study was also based on the analysis of 50 secondary documents using the Maxqda software from 31 May to 17 June, 2020.

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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.

Rapid Gender Assessment: Covid-19

Following the onset of the global Coronavirus Pandemic, the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens (MoWCSC) identified the need to study the gender and intersectional impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.
Based on the learnings from a pilot Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA) conducted by CARE Nepal in two districts of Nepal, a Terms of Reference (ToR) was developed to conduct a RGA jointly under the leadership of MoWCSC together with UN WOMEN, Nepal, Save the Children and CARE Nepal being the technical management lead. The objectives of the RGA were primarily to understand the gender differential impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable and excluded groups and how the existing gender and social inequalities have been exacerbated by the pandemic in the community and in quarantine situations in Nepal.

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Rapid Gender Analysis on COVID 19 Nepal, 2020

Since the onset of the global Coronavirus Pandemic, the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens (MoWCSC) identified the need to highlight the gender and intersectional impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. A Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA) was conducted to understand the gender differential impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable and excluded groups. The RGA was also conducted to comprehend how existing gender and social inequalities have been exacerbated by the pandemic in the community and in quarantine situations in Nepal. Download to read more.

Chitra Rekha’s fight to return home during Covid-19

Chitra Rekha Devi is a resident of Siraha’s Kalyanpur tole, Bhagwanpur Rural Municipality ward no.1. Her large joint family consists of 15 members including her two sons, husband, mother-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law. As the only literate person in the family, Chitra works as a small wage earner. Her family’s financial situation is poor. Other than wage labor, her family doesn’t have any other source of income.

Her husband has been living in India for 10 years. Chitra Rekha, herself, and her children have been working in Haryana, India for five years. Download to read full story.