Nepal brought its consitition into effect in September 2015, fulfilling a decades-old wish of many Nepali people to write a statue through their elected representatives. The constitution, for the first time in Nepal’s history, brings together seven provinces in a federation and promises more robust social justice by, among other things, ensuring greater representation of previously underrepresented groups and sections of society in the political process.
An elected bicameral parliament and a government with strong majority are in place, providing the country with some stability after a prolonged period of uncertainty and political upheaval. WFD shares the Government of Nepal’s vision of “Sambriddha Nepal, Sukhi Nepali” (“Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali”) and believes that this vision can be materialised making parliament more effective and accountable in implementing the reforms embedded in the constitution.
Technical support provided to a federal parliamentary committee to conduct post-legislative scrutiny
Women MPs supported to strengthen their parliamentary and constituency engagements.
Women members of the Sudurpashchim and Karnali provincial assemblies trained in media handling skills
Briefings provided to the federal parliament on managing committee business and questioning the Prime Minister