Nepal brought its constitution 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. Federal parliament, provincial assemblies and local governments were elected in 2017.
Improving accountability through more robust parliamentary scrutiny of government performance
Increased recognition of the rights and fundamental role of women and under-represented groups
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