Combatting Practices Harmful to Women and Girls in Nepal

Project Duration

2013 - 2014

Project Funder


Lead Project Partners


ICRW Project Director

Ravi Verma


Empowering women and girls is not only the right and fair thing to do, it also makes economic sense. Countries that invest in promoting the social and economic status of women tend to have lower poverty rates than those that do little to address gender inequality.

In many countries, harmful practices, such as child marriage, increase the discrimination and stigmatization of women and girls at different stages of their lives, contributing to their marginalization and low social and economic status.

Working in partnership with UNFPA Nepal, ICRW is documenting and analyzing key harmful practices in the country, and based on this information, formulating strategies to combat them by engaging men and boys, parents and communities.