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Community Resilience Learning Center Factsheet

Community Resilience Learning Center Factsheet is aimed at empowering poor, vulnerable and socially excluded (PVSE) groups including women living in areas affected by or vulnerable to disaster and effects of climate change. Download the factsheet to find more about this.

Sustainable Action for Resilience and Food Security

Sustainable Action for Resilience and Food Security (Sabal) is a five year consortium project funded by USAID. It is a multi-sector project designed to address the root causes of poverty by strengthening and diversifying livelihoods; improving health and nutritional status of women, children and adolescent girls.

Improving Civil Society Governance

The document aims to share progresses on institutional governance of civil society organizations in Nepal using a dialogue tool named Representation and Inclusion, Legitimacy, Transparency and Synergy (RILTAS). The document shows application of RILTAS in terms of setting benchmarks of their internal governance status and to conduct discussions around the set progress markers to improve it.

Advocacy Achievements

CARE Nepal is proud to present this in-depth analysis of its advocacy achievements of The Civil Society Support Project on the Right to Food Project .

Stories of Change

CARE Nepal has been implementing a Civil Society Support Project on Right to Food (in short; RtF Project) since 1st July 2013 with the financial support from DANIDA through CARE Denmark.The project has a national coverage but has extensively been working in Siraha, Udayapur and Okhaldhunga districts.

Harassment at Workplace

One day, Adiya had to take an emergency leave due to her mother’s health. The next day the supervisor verbally abused and scolded Adiya in front of all other staff. This humiliation led Adiya to gather courage and complain to the manager about the abuse she had been facing from her supervisor. Initially supportive, the manager’s decision to fire her shocked Adiya.

Challenges behind the wheels

Babita Shrestha, 31, lives in Kathmandu with her husband and two children. She has been working as a tempo driver for 11 years in the capital. Together with her husband, who is also a driver, she earns enough to sustain their livelihood and educate their two children.

To Be Treated Like Trash

Pooja Pode, (name) 42 is from Chettrapati, Dalko, Kathmandu. Like her mother, she worked as a sweeper for the Municipality of Kathmandu for 9 years. Her husband, an alcoholic, passed away 7 years ago leaves her as the sole breadwinner of the family. Unable to provide for her two daughters and son with her current salary, she had to quit her job.

Bullied

Tulasa Danuwar is originally from Sindhuli district. 18 year ago, after her home and land were washed away by a flood, her family moved to Hetauda where they worked as street vendors for 4 years. After saving some money they moved to Kathmandu and started selling clothes in the streets of Sundhara. But 6 years ago a car went out of control and hit Tulasa while she was working and left her with a broken foot.

Workplace Harassment

Bhunu Tamang,  (name changed) 20, lives with her parents along with her two brothers in Godawari-10 Municipality. Due to her family’s poor economic conditions, Bhunu had to discontinue her studies after the 5th grade and work since the age of 13 in a factory. Once a week, she had to work a double shift in the factory which included a night shift. During these night shifts, the women were subjected to abuse by the manager and other male workers in the factory.

Samarthya: Promoting Inclusive Governance

The project aims to support people’s organisations contributing to strengthening capacity and spaces of poor and marginalized women and men mainly landless and small holder farmers to build economically empowered and resilient communities. Download the brochure to find more about this project.

Lessons from Hariyo Ban Program in Nepal

The purpose of this brief is to share the lessons of Hariyo Ban Program on DIA-RP to wider stakeholders at different levels so that the Poor, Vulnerable and Socially Excluded (PVSEs) who are most affected by climate change and disasters in addition to their socio-economic vulnerabilities, get due priority and appropriate support in policies and actions. Additionally, while the need to prioritize support for target groups2 is generally well accepted, DIA-RP provides the method and options to effectively reach target groups. Download the document to read more.

SAMARTHYA Project: Promoting Inclusive Governance and Resilience for the Right to Food

SAMARTHYA Project: Promoting Inclusive Governance and Resilience for the Right to Food has identified, piloted and scaled number of models which will help reduce vulnerabilities and increase adaptive capacities in relation to climate change. This document consolidates the climate resilient scalable models on land and agriculture. These models will provide visible benefits so that small scale, marginalized; and women farmers adopt them with minimal external inputs, and also help promote them with local governments for subsequent implementation. Download the document to read more.

Struggle for survival with the fear of infection

Life is not an easy journey for all, and many mostly only struggle. Kamala Devi Bohora from Waiyabehedi, Dhangadi Sub-metropolitan city-2 is one of those hard-working women who has been struggling throughout to earn a livelihood and secure a good future for the family mostly her children.  Currently, she has been staying in a quarantine center in Nawadurga Secondary School in Dhangadi. With a family of seven, including her husband, two sons, and three daughters, she has struggled with her husband to secure a good future for her family.

Climate Adaptation Finance Study Report

Nepal receives a significant amount in the name of adaptation finance, however, there are discrepancies in tracking how these funds are being planned and utilized by all involved parties and as per the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In light of this, CARE Nepal has recently accomplished a study on Climate Adaptation Finance Tracking. This report presents part of the outcome of an international pilot project on tracking climate adaptation finance which was simultaneously conducted covering six developing countries –Nepal, Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. 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.

 

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.

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.