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November 24, 2014

Kathmandu (24 November 2014) – While Nepal is often cited as a progressive country in terms of equal rights for sexual and gender minorities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the country continue to face a wide range of obstacles as individuals and as a community, according to a new comprehensive report released today.

The ‘Being LGBT in Asia’ country report produced by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports widespread bullying in schools and a lack of protection from discrimination by employers. Other challenges include limited programming to address reproductive health needs of lesbians and the lack of sensitive HIV healthcare for transgender women and gay men who are at higher risk of HIV infection than the general population.

December 16, 2013

The $6.79 million Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) project takes a holistic approach to address protection, prosecution, and prevention of trafficking in persons. The CTIP project builds the capacity of law enforcement and judiciary sectors to effectively apply the TIP Act, prosecution, and prevention.

December 16, 2013

As the Government of Nepal moves towards state restructuring, and continues to decentralize critical government functions to sub-national units, the U.S. Government will support Nepal in achieving a peaceful transition. USAID’s new Partnership for Local Development (Sajhedari) project intends to strengthen the relationship between Nepalis and their officials, and to improve transparency, accountability, and responsiveness at the local level.

December 16, 2013

As part of the Feed the Future (FTF) Presidential Initiative, Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia Nepal's (CSISA-NP’s) technical priorities for rice, lentils, and maize are addressing the key production challenges that are critical to achieve sustainably intensified production systems. An essential step involves increasing the supply and accessibility of nationally approved, high-yielding open pollinated variety and hybrid seeds that are adapted to local conditions.

December 16, 2013

USAID-funded Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab (IPM IL) project was designed in response to the increased use of pesticides that accompanies increased horticultural production. While pesticides help to control plant pests and diseases, their use, particularly in excess, can be harmful to people as well as ecosystems in general. Integrated Pest Management is the use of multiple practices to reduce and eliminate pesticide use.

December 16, 2013

KISAN is a five-year Feed the Future (FTF) Initiative in Nepal that represents USAID’s global efforts to advance food security and nutrition objectives. Nepal was one of 19 focus countries chosen for the Presidential FTF initiative in 2010. 

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This 2014 wall calendar produced by USAID Nepal with the theme "Building a Resilient Nepal" showcases some of the strong, resilient people and communities who have eagerly embraced the opportunity to provide a better future for themselves and their families.

Last updated: November 24, 2014

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