Plan International aims to impact 1m girls
Plan International Nepal aims to impact one million girls by building movements for girls through its direct and indirect programme work in next five year in Nepal, it announced organizing a program in Lalitpur on Monday to mark its 80th anniversary.
Plan International Nepal announced that its new focus is on girls and women leadership. Plan International Nepal as a child-centered organization will focus its program on gender-based violence, eliminating discriminatory norms and harmful practices.
Plan International has its global five-year strategy starting in 2017 to protect the children and empower girls through its various programmes. The strategy spells out that it will take action so that 100 million girls would learn, lead, decide and thrive globally.
Speaking at the program, Country Director of Plan International Sven Coppens said, “Plan International will make efforts and resources to advance child rights and equality for girls working within the goals of Sustainable Development Goals and government priorities in Nepal.”
The humanitarian organization has been working in Nepal since 1978, helping marginalized children, their families and communities to access their rights to survival, development, protection and participation, according to a press statement issued by the organization. It operates child-centred development programs in 45 districts.
Since the April 2015 earthquake, the organization has been working in response and recovery in earthquake-affected areas in the sectors of education, health, shelter, water sanitation, child protection and livelihood. According to Program Support Manager of Plan International Nepal Subhakar Baidya, at least 287,847 individuals with 117, 230 children have benefitted from the response program. He mentioned that 12 model safe schools in six quake-affected districts are under construction to support the reconstruction work of Nepal.
Plan International has been working in over 70 countries to advance children’s rights and equality for girls.
Software in Nepali language for people with visual impairment launched
Now the people with visual impairment across the country could read and hear in Nepali language, thanks to the software developed by two IT experts at the Kathmandu University (KU) for the Nepal Netra Joyti Sangh.
YAN to provide relief, financial aid to flood survivors
A 45-member team led by chairman of Youth Association Nepal, close to the CPN-UML, Rajeev Pahari on Sunday left for flood and landslide hit areas of eastern region to provide relief and financial assistance to flood and landslide survivors.
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The Doklam dilemma
Being a buffer state between the two giant neighbors, Nepal should conduct its foreign policy vis-à-vis China and India in a very sensitive manner. Nepal has always maintained that it would not allow its soil to be used against any neighbor. At the same time, Nepal should make sure that its own national interests are never compromised.
Gaurab Shumsher Thapa
Effect of monetary policy on risk, stability and financial crises
The crisis of 2008–09 has reignited a new interest in understanding money and credit fluctuations in the macro economy, and the crucial roles they could play in the amplification, propagation, and generation of shocks both in normal times and, even more so, in times of financial distress. This may reopen a number of fundamental fault lines in modern macroeconomic thinking between theories that treat the financial system as irrelevant, or, at least, not central to the understanding of economic outcomes, and those that reserve a central role for financial intermediation.
The return trip
It took us over five hours, drenched in rain, walking through treacherous ratomato sluggishly. It should not have taken more than two hours in a normal day. It was the cruellest irony that no sooner did we reach Panchkhal and sat at the Pipal Chautari to rest, than the bus we had left behind, arrived with people in the bus bursting with laughter on seeing us.
Prospects for Nepali talents in the Diaspora
When Indu, a Nepali American teen studying in Virginia, asked Panta whether she could inspire Nepali youngsters into music industry and convince their parents to consider Nepali music as a path to professionalism, the female heartthrob of Nepali music could not fully convince her.
Traffic Police in Kathmandu
As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.
Menstrual taboo outdated
I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.